5 Useful Words and Phrases to Use in Colombia

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02 September 2017

5 Useful Words and Phrases to Use in Colombia

While Colombian Spanish is very similar to Spanish spoken in other parts of Latin America and has the same basic structures and nuances, there are certain words or phrases that are used in Colombia that may or may not exist or have the same meanings as they would in other varieties of Spanish.

Must-Know Colombian Slangs: Part I

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10 October 2017

Must-Know Colombian Slangs: Part I

This is the first of a multi-post series dealing with Colombian slang. As with any language, there are innumerable slangs that are invaluable for both language students as well as foreign travellers mingling with locals or itching to practice their language skills. In this series, I’ll focus on phrases I think are both commonly used and useful for travellers or expats in Colombia.