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Expand your vocabulary: Modern Relationships

Some recent encounters with the Colombian slang have led me to write this post. More specifically my encounters with the word “tinieblo”. In order for me to explain this word, however, I must explain a series of other words closely … Continue reading

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Expand your vocabulary

After reading this article I was inspired to write a post about words without direct translation -as if learning another language wasn’t hard enough. Spanish has thousands of these words, mostly regional slang, but some official words. (English has some as … Continue reading

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Dandruff, you’re screwed

This post is another on colloquial expressions. Let’s start with caspa, literally dandruff. I used to be called this when I was young because I was (and still am) maldadosa or mischevious. Depending on the context it can used to … Continue reading

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You discovered America in a cup of water!

My little 13 year-old cousin loves to tell me this phrase every time I find something novel here. She says it with the great sarcasm of a new teen who’s too jaded for everything. It’s a very belittling phrase, but … Continue reading

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2,600 meters closer to the stars

It’s a little phrase the locals use to talk about their city. I’m not sure if it’s supposed to be comforting or sarcastic, in any case, the altitude really hits you when you first get here. When I first got … Continue reading

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hello world

This summer I am moving to Bogotá, Colombia! I do not really know Spanish, or much about Colombia for that matter, but I am excited to document my thoughts and shenanigans here for you. The name of the blog is … Continue reading

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