People from the north coast of Colombia, known as “costeños”, have a fast, sonorous and picturesque way of speaking, like their culture. Any newly arrived tourist will have their Spanish knowledge put to the test when trying to understand the wonderful accent of this region :D. To make your life a bit easier, we made a list of words that can be useful to submerge yourself in the daily life of costeños and give a local tone to your conversations in Cartagena!
An attractive girl
A person who has drunk enough alcohol to be euphoric and starts losing his motor skills (but feels a strong desire to dance!).
Synonym of hunger
A disorderly situation or a party that emerges spontaneously. Something very common in the coast 😀
Synonym of easy.
Something good and pretty
A lie, something far from the truth
The action of caressing and hugging
Female garment, commonly known as skirt
Adjective that applies to a situation or individual that defies the standards of reality. That is, crazy.
Pleasant situation that is usually related with music, dancing and a lot of social interaction.
Physical sensation caused by extreme heat, constant party, low blood pressure, etc. That is, to faint.
Now that you are ready to immerse yourself in the linguistic sea of the Colombian Caribbean coast, we invite you to live plenty of adventures with our tours in Cartagena and its surroundings!