- 1 1.1 (pastel) meringue 1.2 (persona empalagosa) cuando quiere pedir algo se pone como un merengue when she wants to ask for something she's sweetness itself o/or she goes all sickly sweet
- 2 (Chile) [familiar, peyorativo/colloquial, pejorative], (persona enclenque) weakling, weed [familiar/colloquial]
- 3 3.1 (Cono Sur/Southern Cone) [familiar/colloquial], (lío, problema) jam [familiar/colloquial], mess, fix [familiar/colloquial] 3.2 (Río de la Plata/River Plate area) [familiar/colloquial], (confusión) mess [familiar/colloquial], muddle se me armó un merengue con los papeles I got my papers into a terrible mess o/or muddle [familiar/colloquial]
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.