7 Spanish Words That Mean Different Things Across Latin America

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When traveling, and/or interacting with Latinos from different countries, it’s important to know that a word in your culture can mean something completely different in another! For example, mona means monkey in Spanish, but it’s also used to describe a blonde in Colombia, or a conceited girl in Venezuela. To avoid confusion—or even worse, offending someone—here are seven words that mean different things in various Latin American countries.




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