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SMS and Web - Short Codes

AIUI (as I understand it)
Lo entiendo como...
Used after explaining something from your point of view
ASL (age, sex, location?)
¿Cuál es tu edad, tu sexo y en dónde estás?
Used when instant messaging to find out a person's age, gender and location
ATM (at the moment)
En este momento...
Used to mean right now
BBL (be back later)
Regresaré más tarde.
Used when you need to leave an instant message conversation for a while
BCNU (be seeing you)
Te veré luego.
Used when saying goodbye
BION (believe it or not)
Lo creas o no...
Used after mentioning something that is surprising
BRB (be right back)
Ya vuelvo / Vuelvo pronto.
Used when you need to leave an instant message conversation for a while
BYOB (bring your own beer)
Fiesta de contribución / Trae lo que vayas a beber.
Used on party invites to let people know they should bring their own alcohol
CU (see you)
Nos vemos.
Used when saying goodbye
CUL (see you later)
Nos vemos luego.
Used when saying goodbye
DIKU (do I know you?)
¿Nos conocemos?
Used when you don't recognise the person who has messaged you
EOM (end of message)
Final del mensaje.
Used as an automated response when a conversation or SMS message ends
FYI (for your information)
FYI / Para tu información.
Used when telling someone something that is specific to them or when interjecting upon a preconceived idea someone has
G2G (got to go)
Me tengo que ir.
Used when something suddenly comes up and you have to leave the computer
IMO (in my opinion)
En mi opinión...
Used when giving a personal opinion
IMHO (in my humble opinion)
En mi humilde opinión...
Used when giving a personal opinion
IOU (I owe you)
Te lo debo / Estoy en deuda.
Used when someone does something for you and you want to let them know that you owe them a favour
J/K (just kidding)
Era en broma / Era una broma.
Used after making a joke, which is ambiguous whether or not it is serious
L8R (later)
Hasta luego / Después
Used when saying goodbye or when you are not currently free to do something but will do it later on
LOL (laughing out loud)
Used as a reaction when you find something funny
MYOB (mind your own business)
No te metas.
Used when you want to keep something private
NRN (not right now)
Ahora no, después.
Used when you are not free to do something right away
RFD (request for discussion)
Para ser discutido.
Used when you want to talk to someone about something
TB (text back)
Espero tu respuesta.
Used at the end of an SMS when you want a reply
TBH (to be honest)
Used to explain or clarify your personal opinion on a subject
TIA (thanks in advance)
Gracias de antemano.
Used when thanking someone before they have helped you
THX (thanks)
Used when thanking someone
TTYL (talk to you later)
Hablamos luego.
Used when saying goodbye
4U (for you)
Para ti.
Used when sending something to a particular person