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:
Socialise With LocalsEase your integration into local society by learning the key slang terms, expressions and cultural references heard in most informal conversations.
Make Them LaughConversations with language learners can be hard work. Be funnier than your peers by using exaggeration, irony and slang to make (and understand) jokes.
Diversify Your SpeechMove away from always repeating the same words – like muy, mucho, bueno, malo – with a whole host of suggestions on different ways to add emphasis.
Speak More NaturallyConverse like a local by avoiding the common mistakes and clumsy-sounding literal translations often employed by non-native speakers.
Incorporate Useful Turns Of PhraseColombian Spanish contains local equivalents of hundreds of handy, but difficult to find, little English expressions, such as “go for it!”, “get out of here”, “are you game?” or “no way!”.
Understand Colombian CultureLearning the major slang terms, and the cultural context in which they are used, provides you with a unique understanding of Colombian national characteristics.
Inside Colombian Spanish
Dating and Romance The Colombian dating culture can be confusing enough for foreigners. This chapter will at least make the linguistic part less mystifying.Read excerpt →
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.Read excerpt →
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.Read excerpt →
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.Read excerpt →
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.Read excerpt →
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