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Órale is a common Spanish interjection in Mexican Spanish slang and also in the United States used commonly as an exclamation expressing approval or encouragement. The term has varying connotations, including an affirmation that something is impressive, an agreement with a statement (akin to "ok") or distress. The word’s origin is a shortening of “ahora”, meaning “now”, with the added suffix “-le”, which is a grammatical expletive – a word part that occupies a position without adding to the sense,[1] i.e. “ándale” and “épale”

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  1. ^ Academia.org Brief Dictionary of Mexicanisms, Mexican Academy of the Language at the Wayback Machine (archived September 15, 2010)
  2. ^ "SECRETS OF OORALE!". Davidlida.com. Retrieved 2008-09-28.