Texting in Spanish…Ayuda! Como se dice LOL?
Abbreviations for texting in Spanish
Ever wonder how to spice up your text messages with some Spanish abbreviations? Here are a few to help you stay on the cutting edge of texting in Spanish.
- tas OK? = ¿Estás bien? — Are you OK?
- k/q = que, qué — that, what
¿k pasa? – What’s happenin’
- nph = no puedo hablar — I can’t talk now.
- finde = fin de semana — weekend
- k risa!= ¡Qué risa! — What a laugh!
- salu2 = saludos — hello, goodbye
- pf/xfa = por favor — please
- tqm = te quiero mucho — I love you a lot
- kyat = cállate — Shut up
- bss = besos — kisses
jeje/jiji/jaja — lol/haha
- qn = quien — who/whom
- dnd = donde — where
- pq/xq = porque/por que/por qué/porqué — because, in which, why, the reason
Just as in English, texting in Spanish has created many abbreviations, variations and personal shorthands; there is no way we could cover every acronym or abbreviation. However, the above tips cover the basics and will give you a good start on your way of efficiently texting in Spanish.
Take a look at our post on common translation mistakes to help you avoid embarrassing errors both in speaking and with texting in Spanish.