Dating advice language
A highly popular, if rude, way to describe amazing looking girls. Even straight Colombian men can be heard using this phrase to (begrudgingly) admit that one of their male friends is good looking.
Given that “chimba” is also a slang word for the female genitalia, it is obviously not the most romantic description, but it is widely used nonetheless. A slightly less popular slang term for an attractive person, which can be used for both men and women.
Two male friends, for example, might have the following conversation: 1. More literally, a “bollo” is a foodstuff, a sort of bun made from yucca, potato or corn.
I guess the implication is that the person you’re talking about is as tasty as the food.
Dating in Colombia is definitely all about “survival of the fittest”.
Competition to get and keep partners is fiercer here than in any other country I have experienced.
Women sometimes describe attractive men with the phrase “estar bueno”, but again are unlikely to say this directly to the guy’s face.
To help you take your first steps into this world, we’ll look here at a selection of the endless ways that Colombians talk about attraction, dating, getting together and falling apart.
Standard Spanish has a load of different ways to say somebody (or something) is beautiful or attractive.
Often has it been said that the best way to improve in a foreign tongue is to start dating a local. Even students who, in the classroom, can barely be bothered to string together a coherent sentence, suddenly have boundless enthusiasm for improving their language skills as soon as they chat to a guy or girl they like.
To excel in the world of romance, you’ll need to be able to speak reasonably.