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.
In the world of Colombian dating, bad Spanish does not serve as much of an aphrodisiac.
Winning someone’s affections requires you to be charming, funny, complimentary and smooth – none of which is possible if you’re stuttering away in heavily-accented Spanglish.
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Weirdly, Colombians use the terms for “little mum” and “little dad” as slang for an attractive woman or man.
A number of other very similar words to “mamacita” and ”papsito” – like “mamasota” / “papasote”, “mami” and “mamita” – also have pretty much the same meaning. “Pintoso” is a label applied to a “good looking man” (use of the feminine version, “pintosa“, is much less common).