Exclamation meaning

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Exclamation meaning

I don't understand the significance of !Qué bárbaro! in the second paragraph. It seems out of place in relation to the description of the dessert, but I'm sure I don't fully understand its meaning. According to my dictionary, it translates to "how barbaric" --- but why would it be characterized in that manner?

Asked 1 year ago
RobinA2Kwiziq community memberCorrect answer

It's used in this way as a slang term to mean "great" or "fantastic".

KlausB2Kwiziq community member

Interesting: https://context.reverso.net/translation/spanish-english/Qu%C3%A9+b%C3%A1rbaro

Pero, qué bárbaro. But, that's amazing.
¡Qué bárbaro! ¿Tu madre habla seis idiomas? That's insane! Your mom speaks six languages?
pero para visitarla jamás, qué bárbaro, verdad? but never to visit her, how awful, right? 

Exclamation meaning

I don't understand the significance of !Qué bárbaro! in the second paragraph. It seems out of place in relation to the description of the dessert, but I'm sure I don't fully understand its meaning. According to my dictionary, it translates to "how barbaric" --- but why would it be characterized in that manner?

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