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Vis a Vis | Locked Up

Vis a vis is about the story of Macarena, a girl who, after making a mistake in whom to trust, enters jail. Zulema, a very dangerous prey, will do much harm to Macarena and her family by using them as a resource to achieve freedom. This Spanish Netflix show is perfect for learning Spanish slang and meeting characters with different accents. Practice Spanish with Lingopie and the girls from Vis a Vis.


Vis a vis es sobre la historia de Macarena, una chica que, después de equivocarse en quien confiar, entra en la cárcel. Zulema, una presa muy peligrosa, hará mucho daño a Macarena y a su familia usándolos como recurso para conseguir la libertad. Este programa español de Netflix es perfecto para aprender la jerga española y conocer a personajes con diferentes acentos. Practica el español con Lingopie y las chicas de Vis a Vis.

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Disturbance

In Spanish, it is used in a situation or issue where there is a lot of movement, noise or disorder; if you want to escape, the least you can do is make a disturbance.

¡Fuck!,

This word is used in Spanish to express grumpiness or anger, and to admire or complain about something. Also, the external part of a woman's genital system. No way, no fucking way!

Bastard

It is a vulgar way of calling someone a "bad person". It is a vulgar expression and a dysfemism that is usually used as an insult, although it also has other connotations depending on the context in which it is pronounced. It comes from the use of the word "whore", a pejorative synonym for prostitute. It is also normal to hear it as "hijo puta" vulgarism and its apocryphal "hijoputa" and "joputa" contractions.

Charred

This word is used to refer to frying, cooking, roasting or toasting a food, person or thing, until it takes on a burnt flavor. Zulema has been charred with an iron

Vagina, Pussy

In some countries it is used to refer to the salt shaker, also, in a vulgar way, to refer to a woman's vagina, being used in many occasions also "Coño".

Abuse

You can get it in two meanings, to make fun of someone, especially if it is done with grace or wit. Also, to refer to people who abuse someone, exploit them, or get things from them, without anything in return. Esta mañana la he visto chuleando a Anabel.

Riffraff

Used to refer to people who are not considered worthy of appreciation or esteem; a group or type of people who are considered despicable. Me destrozaron el coche, ¡qué gentuza!

Asshole

In the Spanish youth jargon of Latin America this word has several meanings, on the one hand it refers to a person, an animal or a thing: that causes annoyance or unpleasant situations. It is also used to refer to a man who suffers from his wife's infidelity. Also, bad tempered, complicated, disgusted; Más le vale al cabrón de tu novio que no haga tonterías.

Clean, Healthy

This term, depending on the context, can mean several things. In addition to meaning no dirt or stains, it can also be used to define a person who has no money, or is free of illicit substances. Sacaron a mi novio de la cárcel y no sé si va a estar limpio

Fucking

It is used to refer vulgarly to the practice of coitus; this verb is used only in Spain, not in Latin America, where in some countries like Argentina or Mexico it is substituted for coger".

Scuffle

In Spanish it is used in a situation or matter where there is a lot of movement, noise or disorder; Si lo que pretende es fugarse, lo que menos le conviene es armar jaleo.

Lesbian

We use the word bollera, as well as cachapera and tortillera to refer to the lesbian woman. 2 A woman who is sexually inclined towards women of the same gender said: "Que te vas a volver bollera de tantas tardes que vamos a pasar aquí..."

Test your knowledge:

10 Multiple choice questions

1 of 10

¿En qué medio de transporte se desplaza El Egipcio?

2 of 10

¿Quién se casó en la cárcel?

3 of 10

¿Cuál es el nombre de la cárcel?

4 of 10

¿Cuál es el nombre del personaje principal?

5 of 10

¿Quién fue novia de Saray?

6 of 10

¿Qué sentido perdió la esposa de Fabio?

7 of 10

¿Quién no puede volver a hablar?

8 of 10

¿Quién se quema para intentar escapar de la cárcel?

9 of 10

¿Con qué golpea Saray a Palacios?

10 of 10

¿Qué animal ve Macarena dentro de la cárcel?


Learn while you watch

Vis a Vis | Locked Up Season 1 Episode 1

Ep. 1

Ms. Macarena, a financial executive, had an affair with the owner, which sold millions and falsely implicated her. Sentenced, her prison experience is traumatic...

Vis a Vis | Locked Up Season 1 Episode 2

Ep. 2

Life in prison is more complicated now that Macarena knows how to live in. She tells her parents why she is accused...

Vis a Vis | Locked Up Season 1 Episode 3

Ep. 3

Macarena finds Yolanda's SIM card which has clues where the 9 million euros are hidden. Stells a different story to the police investigating Yolanda's murder...

Vis a Vis | Locked Up Season 1 Episode 4

Ep. 4

A prison official is accused by one woman inside. Macarena's father ask for help to an old workmate...

Vis a Vis | Locked Up Season 1 Episode 5

Ep. 5

Macarena gets a new cellmate, and they become great friends. Macarena's brother Roman is kidnapped by Zulema's boyfriend...

Vis a Vis | Locked Up Season 1 Episode 6

Ep. 6

Prison guard Fabio gets Palacios off the hook. Macarena is caught on tape admitting to possessing the SIM card.

Vis a Vis | Locked Up Season 1 Episode 7

Ep. 7

Macarena has changed her mind about her pregnancy and is happy to be expecting a baby boy. Zulema is growing increasingly worried about her boyfriend's silence...

Vis a Vis | Locked Up Season 1 Episode 8

Ep. 8

Zulema's boyfriend sneaks into Macarena's family home and steals the photos showing the secret location of the stolen millions...

Vis a Vis | Locked Up Season 1 Episode 9

Ep. 9

Macarena's caught smuggling drugs and ends up in debt to the prison doctor, Zulema and her rival Anabel. As Zulema prepares to escape...

Vis a Vis | Locked Up Season 1 Episode 10

Ep. 10

A DNA test could help to prove Macarena's innocence, but the doctor refuses to perform one at this stage in her pregnancy...

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