A literal translation of a common phrase used by Salvadorans: “No Hay Pedo”, means ‘There is no Fart.”
Makes absolutely no sense but they get it and that’s all that matters. Now you get it, too.
For us, it really means ‘Don’t Worry About it,’ or ‘It’s Ok’, ‘That’s Fine”, et cetera. For example, my husband is going to a friend’s house and is running late to bring over beer, or there will be a change of plans, or something of that matter. So he’ll say “No Hay Pedo.” So don’t worry man, there’s NO FART! HA HA! Being a non-native Spanish speaker, I have to giggle sometimes when I think of the actual words.
Pedo is used in a other expressions, but often to mean “What’s up?” or ‘What’s going on?” with: “Que Pedo?”
It is slang so you wouldn’t use it anywhere, just like you would not say ‘what’s up Dude!’ to an elder at a church event. But in the street with your buds, hey – no hay pedo.