Everybody knows that urban tribes  are a group (Gang) of  people who share the same aesthetic and behavior which leads to the result that they look like in a very striking way. Usually these tribes share their passion for music, have a week ideological line but share some customs , and they attrac the attention by the way of dressing. But every single urban tribe has its own slang and expressions.

Do you know the meaninig in Spanish of “Osea”, or do you know what a “Cani” is? In CLIC we want to  introduce  you to the Spanish urban tribes in order to teach you new expressions, and in order to

learn more about the phenomenon of “street slang”

Spain has a unique mix of subcultures. Some of these urban tribes might remind you of people from home, but they all have a Spanish twist. Maybe you can see yourself or someone you know in the “dogflute”, Perroflauta or the posh Pijos… (Warning: all of these terms can be used with pride or to insult, so be careful how you use them!).

Every week we are going to introduce  a new Spanish urban tribe here, in our “Spanish in a CLIC” blog. So,stay tuned!

But we also want  know about urban tribes from your countries! Do you want to participate in our Urban Tribe Competition? It´s very easy!


1-Draw a caricature of an urban tribe of your country. Like this: (you don´t need to be Picasso!)

2- Write a short description of the urban tribe you have chosen  (in English,please!) and add some typical expressions in your original languaje and then translate the meaning  into English/Spanish

3-Send us the description with the expressions and the drawing (scan it and attache it!)  in a private message in Facebook www.facebook.com/InternationalHouse  (dont forget to send us your personal details: name, e-mail address and country)

5-The competition will run till April the 30th and after that we will ask CLIC IH  foreingn language students to vote their favourite one

6-First week of May we will publish the name of the winner on our Facebook.  

7- The prize  is a one-week  Spanish course in  CLIC IH Sevilla during the summer with accommodation in residence included.

Enter our Urban Tribes competition and you will  get up close to the urban tribes of Seville!
We are waiting for your

Blanca Roters

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