33 Things Only Colombians Will Understand

From Santa Marta to Leticia, the feeling is unique.

1. Everyone was part of this at some point in their lives…

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2. And this too:

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3. Correcting foreigners on how to spell is an everyday thing…

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4. Any reason is good enough for a party.

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5. And obviously all parties include this bad boy.

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6. There’s nothing better than your food.

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7. Especially some of this to cure a hangover.

This is ‘caldito de costilla’.

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8. No one will ever forget this soccer match:

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9. And this is how you feel when someone makes a cocaine related joke.

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10. You absolutely love him:

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11. But when it comes to her, love comes and goes…

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Rocker Shakira was ten times better than blonde Shakira.

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12. When young - and sometimes not so young - this hairdo was the summer hit:

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13. Buying cellphone minutes on the street is super common:

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14. You give directions like this:

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15. You’ll stop whatever you’re doing to watch your soccer team play.

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16. You can shop on any corner…

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17. Especially when stuck in one of these:

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18. The cities are beautiful.

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19. Driving under this means you’re almost there.

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20. And nothing can compare to your beaches.

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21. You say “regálame” (gift me) all the time, but it doesn’t necessarily mean this:

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22. Women are perfect.

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23. And since we’re talking about Sofia Vergara, who can forget this commercial?

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24. The men are also hot.

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25. This will make your mouths water.

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26. There’s no better coffee than yours…

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Only you understand that these animals don’t mean the obvious…

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27. Camel = Work.


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28. ‘Doing the cow’ = asking for money.

“Hagamos la vaca”

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29. “To do the rabbit” = leave without paying.

“Hacer conejo”

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30. Female wolf = Tacky woman who usually dresses in animal print and abuses golden accessories.


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31. There’s a past you’d like to forget.

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32. But know that together you are stronger:

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33. Especially when it comes to giving them some hope…

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You can read the Spanish version here.

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