“Paisa” vocabulary can be quite extensive and varied. That is why we have taken the task of making a selection of words that can help any foreign visitor to make their “linguistic” landing in the City of Eternal Spring.
Person who values money above everything else and has many problems to separate from it.
Something funny, that makes you laugh.
Your change after purchasing something in cash.
Although traditionally refers to a kitchen utensil, it can also have a negative connotation when used as an adjective.
The biggest exported word born in Medellín. It is mainly used to address your friends, although it can also be used with a stranger (who will surely give you a smile)
What you can’t miss every morning of your trip! Bakery products, of course : P
Pispa or Pispo
It can be used as a compliment to flatter people of any gender or color. You will use it a lot in Medellín!
Prendido or Prendida
It is a state of consciousness (produced by the fast and abundant consumption of liquor!) The euphoria you feel when you’re still functional 😉
The union of two or more people, who laugh loudly, dance and sing (ideally until dawn)
Another state of consciousness (produced by the beauty and personality of the people who inhabit these lands) that is manifested by an accelerated heart beat.
It is unclear why the name of this animal (Cow) refers to the gathering of money between several people to buy anything (usually bottles of aguardiente XD)
This expression has become infamous thanks to the characters from La Vendedora de Rosas. However, it actually used to call someone with blue eyes.
If you want to be part of an immersion plan to put your newly acquired vocabulary into practice, we invite you to live the experiences we have prepared in the beautiful department of Antioquia.