On reflection, that might be an overly romantic description for a term which is mainly used by guys talking about “conquering” somebody for one night.Rarely is it used to discuss them winning over the love of their life. “throwing the dogs”) is a very common expression meaning “to come on to someone” or “to try it on with someone”. Literally meaning “to throw oneself”, this is a wonderfully visual expression meaning “to make a move on someone” e.g.Competition to get and keep partners is fiercer here than in any other country I have experienced.In many ways, the country still has a machista culture in which guys are very forward and the women get complimented / propositioned constantly.The following slang-style phrases would fit much better in such situations: “Estar buena” is probably the most common phrase that guys would use to talk about hot girls.Be warned, though, that it is used almost exclusively to talk about someone, rather than ever being said straight to their face.Two male friends, for example, might have the following conversation: 1. I guess the implication is that the person you’re talking about is as tasty as the food.
To excel in the world of romance, you’ll need to be able to speak reasonably.
A highly popular, if rude, way to describe amazing looking girls. A slightly less popular slang term for an attractive person, which can be used for both men and women.
Given that “chimba” is also a slang word for the female genitalia, it is obviously not the most romantic description, but it is widely used nonetheless. More literally, a “bollo” is a foodstuff, a sort of bun made from yucca, potato or corn.
Throw in some added spice, in the form of the sensual dance moves for which Colombians are famous, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for a highly sexualised dating environment.
In this competitive context, flirting and game playing takes on extra importance.