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Spanish Slang from Colombia!
Colombia is one of the largest and most
influential Spanish speaking countries and has a long standing
history of sophisticated culture and language. Some say that the
cleanest and most pure Spanish originates from Colombia. But there
is also a lot of Spanish slang from Colombia that is worth looking
at as it comes up again and again in the lingo of the people in
Why Colombian Slang?
Some say that the best, cleanest Spanish is spoken in Colombia. I would not want to start a discussion about that, but it is certainly one of the great Spanish speaking countries that has and will always influence the Spanish language. So it is absolutely a pleasure for anyone learning or speaking Spanish to also learn some Colombian slang.
About Spanish Slang:
There are more than 350 million people on this planet that speak Spanish as their first language. Every day, every where, the language of the streets evolves and new Spanish slang is born. This websites is a great Spanish slang collection that aims to gather all the slang from all the countries in the Spanish speaking world.
The language can be very different from one
place to the other. As an example, in Spain you will often here the
'slang' word "tio" to mean 'dude'. However, in Mexico you would
seldom hear tio in this context. You would rather hear 'guei'.
You need to be aware of the fact, that Spanish slang is often so commonly used that you can hardly call it slang anymore. This doesn't mean however, that you can ignore the rules of formal language when speaking Spanish. Please thrive to be kind and educated at all times.
This site is an attempt to collect all the Spanish slang in the world and make it easy to trace, look-up and learn it via this website.
Feel free to contribute to the collection as it should be ever expanding.
Happy Spanish learning!
Saludos, the Spanish-Slang Team
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If there is one source on the Internet that you can trust will always have useful entries for whatever you are looking for, then it is the great collection of Wikipedia. Check out their page about the Spanish spoken in Colombia, also features some slang: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colombian_Spanish
For listed words belonging to the slang category you can go to Language Realm. They have a dictionary-like list from A to Z that contains some slang (watch out, not all of it is actual slang): http://www.languagerealm.com/spanish/spanishslang.php
At WikiBooks, there is a section that features slang from different places, but it is not as complete as could be. Nevertheless, a good overview for those who are not looking for huge lists, but just a short selection: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Spanish/Slang
The urban dictionary is a must for all slang and street language lovers. The words listed here are definitely mostly only for audiences 18+, but you can find some amusing words and phrases, that's for sure: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=spanish%20slang
At Wikilatino, they seem to be working on several fronts and one of them is a short, yet useful, list of Spanish slang. Maybe there is something there for you: http://wikilatino.com/index.php/Spanish_Slang_Words_%26_Phrases
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