Friday, October 07, 2005


un bacan- a cool guy
bacano- cool

berraco- Fantastic/astute person
cachaco- person from Bogota

cantaleta- Rambling, sermonizing conversation
chevere- cool

dar lata- to annoy, bother
un gamin- homeless person, bum

gomelo/a- spoiled rich boy/girl
miercoles!- euphemism to avoid saying 'shit'
olla- drug dealing location
un policia acostado- speedbump
un rollo- a mess

un rolo- person from Bogota
que chimba- How cool
qu'ubo parce!? -What's up man!?

sapo- person who gosspis
una zorra- a horse drawn buggy used by poor people in Bogota usually as cheap furniture movers or recyclers

(Thanks Ben, Aiajhz and Erwin)


At 12:50 PM, Blogger aiahz said...

rollo: is some one's problems, the definition you give is for rolo.

At 9:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Los venezolanos tambien usan chevere.

At 3:53 PM, Blogger Erwin C. said...

An Online dictionary of Colombian Slang (Entries in Spanish, Comments mostly in English with some NSFW):

Berraco- Fantastic and/or astute person
Cantaleta- Rambling, sermonizing conversation
Dar lata- To annoy, bother
Gomelo/a- Spoiled rich boy/girl
¡Miércoles!- Euphamism to avoid saying "shit"
Olla- Drug-dealing location
Sapo- Person that gossips

At 3:54 PM, Blogger Erwin C. said...

Thanks for the correction aiahz! (rolo/a is a man/woman from Bogota)

At 9:27 AM, Blogger Taylor Kirk said...

Thanks guys!


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