Saturday, April 2, 2011

al peo

al peo - hacer algo mal, to do something poorly or in a half-assed manner. "Al peo" literally means "to the fart"

Julia: Hablas ingles?
Veronica: Al peo.

Julia: Do you speak English?
Veronica: in a half-assed sort of way.

Colloquial, as far as I can tell it's Chilensis. In other Spanish-speaking countries "al peo" seems to mean "to fart around" or "to dick around". While similar, it is slightly different from "to do something half-assed."


qñerty said...

It's al peo, not al pedo. Even in Diccionario didáctico avanzado del español made by Academia Chilena de la Lengua, in pedo they refer to peo although they clarify that peo is colloquial.

Maeskizzle said...

Okay thanks, qñerty. Changes made. I've always pronounced it "peo", but for whatever reason I write "pedo".