Published on February 9th, 2011 | by Mark Chesnut
How To Say “Cool” in Spanish? There are Lots of Ways!
We all want to be cool, right? Well, in Spanish — just like in English — there are countless ways to say that something is cool, fly, groovy, phat or (as I learned recently from the students) beastly. In some cases, it depends on the age of the speaker, and in other cases, it depends on the country in which they live. Here are a few ways to say “cool” in Spanish that I’ve learned during my travels.
• Bacano (Colombia)
• Chévere (Peru, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, coastal Colombia)
• Chido (Mexico)
• Cool (Panama, as in “¡Que cool!”)
• Copado (Argentina)
• Guay (Spain)
• Padre (Mexico)
• Tuane (Costa Rica, Nicaragua)
• Vacano (Dominican Republic)
Please share any words that I’ve left out!