18 Examples of the Finest Peruvian Slang
Nothing will earn you more kudos with Peruvians than knowing and using some of their most typical slang words during your trip.
Whether travelling in Peru for just a few days, or staying there for months on end, you’ll benefit from knowing some of the local lingo. Master some of this and it’ll open up a whole new world of experiences to you during your stay.
Take a look at our selection of some of the best and most common bits of slang used by Peruvians (some of which are also heard in other countries):
One of the most common ways for Peruvians to express a favourable opinion of something or someone. It's a rough equivalent of “cool”.
It might seem rather brusque to us foreigners, but in Peru “habla” (“speak”) appears to be a perfectly acceptable way to greet an old friend.
Learn the local expressions and get the most out of your Peruvian travels