55 Colombian words and expressions (and their meanings)

Colombia it is a magnificent country, with a great vegetation and a totally unique fauna. This beautiful country is the only one in South America to have shores in the Pacific Ocean and access to the Atlantic Ocean via the Caribbean Sea.

This nation has been greatly influenced by the many peoples who have visited it since its inception, its people are very open to conversation and caring in character.

    Famous Colombian Words and Phrases

    The Spanish or Spanish language has been changed in Colombia by all social circles to refer to the situations in which their individuals found themselves, creating new expressions that are only used in this country.

    Do you want to know the most curious Colombian expressions? Below are the 55 most interesting Colombian words and phrases that you all need to know, and that they will come like a ring on your finger if you have to travel to this country and don’t want to get lost in a conversation.

      1. Airplane.

      Intelligent, alert, mentally agile person.

      2. Chiviado.

      This something has little value or is wrong.

      3. Babilla.

      We used to say that a girl is ugly or not very attractive.

      4. single use.

      The word spoke of a beggar, a street guide or was no longer worth it.

      5. Cuchibarbi.

      This word is used to refer to an elderly woman who is reluctant to accept the passage of time and who undergoes all kinds of surgeries to appear much younger.

      6. Let me chew.

      Let me think about it.

      7. Shipping.

      Having nothing productive to do.

      8. Cayetano.

      A person who remains silent for a long time, who remains silent.

      9. Cry.

      A thief.

      10. Biscuit.

      Pretty woman / handsome man.

      11. Scorpion Breakfast.

      Start the day of evil genius.

      12. Softened sagging.

      Very close together.

      13. Snake.

      A debt.

      14. Pull the mind.

      Think about something.

      15. Running.

      Have an intellectual discussion, think deeply.

      16. Guambiente (a).

      A boy or a girl.

      17. Throw out the dogs.

      Celebrate someone, tell them the flagships.

      18. Guayabo.

      Discomfort the day after drinking alcohol, in Spain it would be a “hangover”.

      19. Make the cow.

      Collect money for the common good.

      20. Culicagao.

      To designate an immature child.

      21. Do both.

      Have fun.

      22. Gamín.

      Refers to very poor people who engage in crime or drug use.

      23. Eat the story.

      Believe something (which is usually a lie).

      24. do you know what, crazy?

      Greeting with an aggressive tone of challenge.

      25. cantaleta.

      Pick up, give a sermon.

      26. Polas.

      Pola is a word used to refer to a beer in the context of friends.

      27. Touch.

      A touch refers to a concert given by a small group usually in small places in turn.

      28. Jincho / Jincha.

      It is used to describe a person who is completely drunk and has started to lose his faculties because of it.

      29. A ray.

      Take a sip of an alcoholic drink or even the entire bottle.

      30. Rumbiar.

      Rumbiar or rumbear is the verb derived from the word rumba, so it is used to express the act of going out to party for fun.

      31. Parcero.

      “Parcero” or simply “park” is the way to call a friend or acquaintance in Colombia.

      32. Being a prisoner.

      It is used to describe a person when they have ingested alcohol and are barely in a state of mild intoxication.

      33. The patch.

      The patch is what a bunch of friends would call it.

      34. Gallinear.

      This is the verb used to refer to a man who courts a woman, but not in a very delicate way.

      35. Autumn.

      It is starting to show signs of interest in someone.

      36. Lucas.

      It is the name to be denominated in the Colombian national currency that makes the weight.

      37. Chuspa.

      This is the term used to refer to a plastic bag.

      38. The graves.

      This is what lower-ranking police officers are called.

      39. Toad.

      A well-informed person is a person who cannot keep a secret or who, seeing an irregular situation, turns directly to an authority to inform him.

      40. And caic.

      The verb to fall in this context is used to say that a person appears at a given time.

      41. Pecueca.

      It is the name used for the stench of a person’s feet.

      42. Chichí.

      Chichí is the word used, generally by children, to say that they have to go to the toilet (to go to urinate).

      43. Beina.

      Word used to describe any object, especially when its name is not in mind. In Spain, we would say this “thing” in Colombia, they would say this “sheath”.

      44. Chinese.

      It is a word used to refer to a small child.

      45. A black.

      In Colombia, it is a word widely used to refer to a cup of coffee.

      46. ​​Square.

      Word used to describe situations in which a situation must be planned or an agreement reached.

      47. Cascar.

      “Pause” refers to hitting, breaking someone.

      48. Wolf.

      Tasteless person to dress or decorate.

      49. Mono / a.

      Used to denote blond people.

      50. Crazy.

      Adjective used to describe people or situations which do not generate a good feeling or which cause a bad feeling.

      51. Juepucha! – Juemadre!

      Simplified version of an insult used to express disapproval of a sudden situation.

      52. Get drunk.

      To be embarrassed is to be absolutely upset in front of someone or something.

      53. A cry.

      Word used to describe a person who is courageous or who has faced a very difficult situation.

      54. Stop the ball.

      This word is used for situations in which maximum attention should be given.

      55. Changó.

      It refers to dancing, this expression is only used in the city of Cali.

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