Buenos Aires

Main reason to experience that "mate" beverage

In general, it is served hot. The leaves of yerba mate go into a special cup called mate where hot water is poured. When you are offered a "mate", you need to sip the water in the mentioned cup, but through a kind of straw called "bombilla" that is made of... metal! 

And what does "mate" stand for?

The main reason to experience "mate" is that when you are offered a "mate", this means you are offered FRIENDSHIP.

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Useful vocabulary:

Someone offering a "mate" would say

¿Querés probar un mate? /Would you like to try mate?

¿Te gusta dulce o amargo? /With or without sugar?

*The word "mate" has no translation.