I've been watching Extra en Español, (which is great by the way) and they keep saying vale. I tried looking up the word and varies verbs I thought it might be conjugated from, but I don't understand what they mean by it. This show takes place in Spain, so it might be different from Latin America.
They don't use it in a sentence, just by itself. Like they're saying ok or something simple like that. Doesn't seem to be a straight translation.
One of the number 8s from the link above (really near the bottom of the page). =) vale - all right, OK
Previously I had mostly been exposed to Latin American Spanish. This is the first I've heard it used.
Me too, but my current teacher is from Spain and we're learning a slew of Spain-Spanish.
People in Madrid and Valencia seem to say it a lot. I'm traveling here now and it's all over! Glad I now know what it is...