The following pages may contain unorthodox or informal material. Any words or opinions presented in this section are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Listen & Learn.

dale, one of Miami's favorite slang terms!

<<< Back to Slang USA Cities Map
(interjection) From Spanish, it literally means "go ahead" or “yeah”

[pronounced: dah-lay]  It can also be used to say good-bye when you hang up the phone, or to mean “later” when you are leaving your friends

Armando: “Hey homie, you wanna hit up the club tonight?”

Vicente: “Dale. Just lemme ask my sis to watch over my abuelita.”

Armando: “Cool then. I’ll pick you up around 9?”

Vicente: “Dale.”

In Spanish dale literally means “give it” from the verb “dar-to give”, but as slang it is an expression with multiple usages. One of the most common usages is as a showing of agreement. So, when in Miami, instead of saying “Yes, I agree, let’s go ahead and do that”, a quick “dale” will do.

A Twitter user shows you the way: 


More slang
from Miami
(Miamese) (papi) (feezy) (alabao)
Quick enquiry
Mad thanks to
Michael Airhart
for the sick slang
Hit us up with some slang of your own, yo: