Colombian Slang Basics #3: “Chévere” and “Bacano”
When Colombians use the slang words “bacano” and “chévere” the meaning is essentially the same as the English word “cool”. Read on for a few other variations and examples:
“Chévere” is a popular word for “cool” that is heard throughout Colombia, though it is not exclusive to that country. The population in neighbouring Venezuela, for instance, also enjoy using it a fair old amount.
Understanding the types of context in which this term is heard is a straightforward affair, given that it is used in almost exactly the same way as its English equivalent. Take a look at the following examples and you’ll see what I mean:
Two words that are the closest Colombian equivalent to "cool"
Meaning: “The place is very...