September 1st, 2009

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U.S. Spanish concessive colloquialism?

Present-day U.S. (Northeast; NYC and environs)

Does U.S. colloquial Spanish have an expression equivalent to "all right" or "okay" in a concessive context? E.g. "I jog every morning!" "Uh-huh ..." "All right -- most mornings." I poked about and found a few online dictionaries of Spanish slang, but most of them seem to be covering non-USian contexts. Also, since colloquialisms are the trickiest part of any language, the experience of someone who actually uses them in conversation (and gets away with it!) would be very helpful.

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