Universidad de Guadalajara
- 13 May 2021
Staying in Medellin is the best way to learn how to speak like a real Paisa. Being surrounded by the friendly Paisas will make it easier for you to pick up their accent. Regularly conversing with native speakers will help you to understand the Paisa accent in a better way. Listen to them carefully, observe their pronunciation of the vowels and consonants, intonation and movements of their mouth. Practice your Spanish with the Paisa accent and do not worry about making mistakes or looking silly. The more you practice, the more confident you will become while speaking Spanish with a Paisa accent. Apart from talking to native speakers, you can watch TV shows from Medellin at your convenience and work on your Paisa accent. You can also find many YouTube videos of people from Medellin and listen to them speaking Spanish with a Paisa accent.
Along with repeatedly listening and practicing spoken Spanish, learning about certain aspects of the Paisa dialect will help you to recognise the accent more easily.
Learning slang words is very useful when you are trying to learn a dialect. Slang makes a conversation more easy-going and relaxed. Using proper slang words can make it easier for you to connect with local people and engage in a natural everyday conversation with them. Below is a list of some of the most common slang used by the Paisas.