A little bit of Nicaraguan Spanish – The Verb Dilatar

About two weeks ago I caught up with an old friend who had spent a bit of time in Nicaragua.   As we were talking about various things she said ¿Cuánto tiempo dilata? .   With what I’m sure was a perplexed look on my face, I said ¿Cómo?.  I had most certainly not heard the word dilata (from the verb dilatar)  before. …

22 Colombian Spanish Words You Should Know

A lot of people say Colombian Spanish is the “best Spanish in the world”. Well, I don’t know about all of that, but I will say based on my experiences in Colombia and talking to Colombianos in general, the people from Medellín and Bogotá speak pretty clearly and are relatively easy to understand. However, if you don’t understand the local …