What Does A 'Colombian Accent' Sound Like?
In many ways, my choice of the name 'Colombian Spanish' for this blog was a bit silly. It’s difficult to talk about an entirely uniform sort of speech across the country when there are so many differences in language use between regions.
Nowhere is this clearly than when it comes to the subject of accents. As you'll soon discover, Colombians from one or other region of the country often pronounce the same words in sometimes very different ways.
The Spanish spoken by a resident of Bogota, for instance, varies significantly from the sort spoken up on the Caribbean coast. And this is different again from the pronunciation you'll hear in Medellin.
How to distinguish between the speech of costeños, paisas and rolos
Describing the differences just with words is nigh on impossible. Instead, we’re going to go on a short video tour of a few Colombian regions to see how they all...