Five Panamanian Spanish Phrases for Party Animals
In Panama there's always a party going on. Don't miss out on these related phrases.
🥳 READY for a party? Who isn’t? Then let’s get festive with five Panamanian Spanish phrases and other terms that will break the ice and have you speaking like a native.
1. Eres como culei
This literally means: You are like Kool-Aid. Kool-Aid? Yes, some years back this just-add-water drink used to be the beverage of choice at most social gatherings, thanks to its bargain basement price. So if you were like Kool-Aid, that meant that you were a social butterfly.
⚽ Ese buay es como culei. Está en esta fiesta también.
🏈 That boy is a social butterfly. I can’t believe he’s at this party too!
I’ll drink to that.
2. Eres como carne en palito
Word for word this phrase means: You are like meat on a stick. At Panamanian gatherings, typical shish kebabs are standard fare. Once again, just like Kool-Aid above, it became synonymous with the party animal.
⚽ Esa man es carne en palito. No se pierde ni una.
🏈 That girl is a party animal. She’s at all of them.
Mmmm… I’m sorry. I’m suddenly feeling very hungry. Could you pass the…?
In Spanish motor de arranque is the term for a starter, like the one in your car. But for Panamanians it is the start of something far more exciting: a party.
⚽ El gobierno se va de arranque la última semana de diciembre.
🏈 The government’s going to party the last week in December.
Are you the life of the party? Then, this is your word. One man tweeted:
⚽ Realmente el panameño es arrepinchoso. No hay lluvia que lo detenga para cualquier evento.
🏈 Panamanians are such party animals that not even rain can keep them from showing up at an event.”
Locally, a party is known as a rumba. If, then, you are a rumbero, you’re a partier. One man posted:
⚽ No soy rumbero, pero la soledad me obliga.
🏈 I’m not a partier, but loneliness compels me.
Another man wrote:
⚽ Algunas personas tienen un rumbero interior por descubrir.
🏈 Inside some of us there’s a party animal waiting to get out.
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So live a little. Let that party animal escape once again —Panamanian style. Want to learn more? Then check out 20 Ways to Speak Panamanian Spanish.
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