What are some must learn phrases in Colombia?

How do Colombians say hello?

The common verbal greeting is “Buenos dias” (Good day), “Buenas tardes” (good afternoon) or “Buenas noches” (good evening/night) depending on the time of day. The formal title to greet people with is ‘señor’ (mister) for men and ‘señora’ (missus) for women.

What is important to Colombians?

Family life is extremely important in Colombian culture (as it is in many Latin American cultures due to the influence of the Catholic religion). For most Colombians, family is the basic element of community and social order. Families are very close, and they stay close.

How do you say OK in Colombia?

The word listo literally means “ready,” but is also used in Colombia to say “okay!” ¿Nos vemos por la tarde? ¡Listo!

How do you say beautiful in Colombia?

hermosa, bonita

  1. Spanish (Colombia)
  2. Spanish (Spain)

What is I love you in Colombia?

Te quiero/Te amo.

How do you say goodbye in Colombia?

Chao. And chao is the universal “goodbye”! Pronounced just like the Italian “ciao”, you say this instead of “adios”.

What do you say to a Colombian girl?

Today we will focus on one specific country, Colombia, tierra de sabrosura.

Living and Loving In Colombia.

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Spanish English
¡Qué bonito(a) eres! How cute you are
Me gusta tu sonrisa I like your smile
Me gustan tus ojos I like your eyes
¡Bailas muy bien¡ You dance very well

Why do Colombians say Vos?

‘Vos? … I quickly learned that using “vos” (referred to as voseo) instead of “tú” (also called tuteo) to say “you” is a common practice in many Latin American countries, including some parts of Colombia. In Colombia, voseo sits somewhere between “tú” and “usted” in formality, and can often be used with friends or family.

What does ahora mean in Colombia?

I think we should note that in Colombia ahora really means something like: Later. Perhaps soon, but not necessarily. But if you expect a Colombian to show up in minutes after saying nos vemos ahora, then you will likely be disappointed. Example: I just messaged a friend: descansa bien, hablamos ahora.

What is considered rude in Colombia?

It is rude to speak with your hands in your pockets or chew gum with your mouth open. Slouching and leaning against things is bad form. Punctuality is not tight in Colombia. Expect people to follow a looser “tiempo colombiano” (Colombian time) for social and casual engagements.

What type of music do Colombians listen to?

Colombia is known as “The land of a thousand rhythms” but actually holds over 1,025 folk rhythms. Some of the best known genres are cumbia and vallenato. The most recognized interpreters of traditional Caribbean and Afrocolombian music are Totó la Momposina and Francisco Zumaqué.