Slang is an excellent way to connect with locals and show that you thoroughly understand the Spanish language. The best way to start working slang into your vocabulary is to listen first. If you are living in a Spanish-speaking country, listen to the native speakers around you and how they use certain slang words. If you are planning to travel to a Spanish-speaking country, familiarize yourself with a few slang words from that region so that you know their meanings when you hear them on the street. In this article we will review some helpful tips to remember when using slang words, as well as slang from Spain and Latin America.