Blonde Spanglish: We’re a couple
What’s wrong with that? Oh, this one makes me feel sad. My friend was having a long but very slow dating experience with a cute Colombian, you know, one week you see him and the next week you don’t. Eventually, he sent her a message asking about a date and she replied telling him when she was available. His response was: “Oki ahí estamos cuadrando”.
And she didn’t have a clue what that meant? No, not a clue. So she asked a Colombian friend, but by accident she asked him to translate “estamos cuadrados” instead. His reply was: “Oh that means you’re boyfriend and girlfriend.” Now my friend is a sensible girl but sometimes you lose your sensibilities. She felt a surge of excitement even though she should have known better.
Of course, because… “Estamos cuadrados” might mean we’re novios but “estamos cuadrando” most definitely does not. It means something like: “Okay, we’ll play it by ear.”
Oh it’s terrible. Yep. Definitely not a mistake you want to make.
The Bogotá Blonde