Let’s Talk Like Colombianos: Chiviao


Sounds like: tchee-vee-ah-oh/dah

The real word is chiviado/a, and it means fake, counterfeit or phony.

Example: Eres un paisa chiviao!

(I was told this today when I joked that I’m a paisa — all in good humor!)

The expression could be derived from chivo/a, or goat.

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