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How to speak Colombian Spanish #2: ‘Sorry’

1) “Lo siento,” – said in a low tone, accompanied by a wide mouth grimace and a look of fear. Literal meaning: I’m sorry/I regret it. Actual meaning: I’m shit scared, I know I’m in the wrong and you have every right to kick my ass. Best Used: When you’ve invaded someone else’s country. 2) […]

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How to speak Colombian Spanish #1: ‘No’

1) “Si, si,” – pronounced as short syllable, accompanied by a wide smile, nodding head and the occasional “bueno”. Literal meaning: Yes. Actual meaning: Most probably. 2) “Si-i,” – pronounced as a medium-length syllable, alongside a faint shoulder shrug and small smile. Literal meaning: Yes. Actual meaning: Maybe. 3) “Siiiiiii,” – pronounced as a long […]

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