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Rather, the word “no” is more a platform for further negotiations.
A local friend explained to me that this is a sort of test.
As a visitor you may be hoping, or even expecting, to find a cute young Argentine to tutor you in this language.
But without a few precursory lessons, you could find yourself confused, trapped for hours in unwanted conversation, or worse, giving the wrong impression. When a woman politely tells a man “no” here in Bs As, it’s not understood as a clear indication of disinterest.
Porteños hold a different attitude toward the spoken word.
This is a city where common phrases including, “I’ll call you,” “see you soon,” or “I’m on my way,” are works of only the purest fiction.
(tip: to avoid such misinterpretations, be very specific when making plans with your Porteño friends by confirming a time, date and location).
In Buenos Aires, even the meaning of a word as simple as “no” is fuzzy—especially when this word is used in the context of a conversation spoken in the international language of love.