What you will learn with Colombian Spanish

Bridge the substantial divide between the formal Spanish of the textbook, and how the language is actually spoken in Colombia. This easy-to-read guide contains over 230 pages of tips which will help you to:

Inside Colombian Spanish

With Colombian Spanish you'll be able to slide right into any Colombian conversation and immediately make local friends. Ten entertaining and detailed chapters cover the very best of the local lingo, teaching you how to make jokes, chat about socialising and nightlife, and many other essentials besides. Including...
  • Dating and Romance The Colombian dating culture can be confusing enough for foreigners. This chapter will at least make the linguistic part less mystifying.
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  • Mastering Small Talk To make friends, you'll need better openers than just "how are you?". The questions in this section are guaranteed to kick start any Colombian conversation.
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  • Describing People A huge part of social life is talking about others – for good or ill. Armed with dozens of ways to talk about different personalities, you'll be a happy participant in any Colombian social circle.
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  • Fillers and Connectors The little things make all the difference when it comes to languages. Smoothly connect together different ideas and sentences, and you'll speak infinitely more naturally.
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  • Pure Colombian Phrases Impress your local friends by unleashing these most Colombian of expressions, idioms and proverbs upon them. You'll sound like you've been living in the country for years.
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Reviews of Colombian Spanish

This excellent book taught me exactly what I had been looking to learn, but hadn’t been able to find anywhere else. A great purchase.
Theo H. Documentary Filmmaker, Bogota
I’ve just purchased your book and I’m loving it! A whole lot of things I’d heard but didn’t realise what they meant. Thanks for clearing it up for me!
Thomas M. EAFIT University, Medellin

A Word From The Author

Peter Low, author of Colombian Spanish
Peter Low
Author of Colombian Spanish

Hi there! I’m Peter and I’ve been living in Colombia, on-and-off, since first coming here back in 2007.

From the day I arrived, I've been fascinated with this great country, its language and culture – so much so that my planned stay of just a few days has rapidly extended to a period of several years.

Today, I spend much of my working life writing serious political pieces about Colombia for places like University College London and Oxford Analytica, or updating my Colombia travel site, LatinTravelGuide.com. But my real passion lies elsewhere: in understanding the unique way that Colombians use the Spanish language, and the funny, interesting and bizarre ways in which real-life Colombian Spanish differs from the textbook version.

I'm enormously grateful for all the positive comments and reviews I’ve received for the book so far. If you’ve got any comments or suggestions, or if there's anything else you'd like to know about the book or Colombia, please do drop me a line on Facebook, Twitter or by email. I read every message and will respond to you as soon as I can.

Thanks again for reading and ¡estamos en contacto!

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