79 Colombian Slang Words You’ll Hear in Colombia

Despite being far from the motherland, Colombians use what is considered to be the “clearest” spoken Spanish dialect

But while the dialect may be clear, the slang is all kinds of colorful.

Speak cleanly and throw in slang wherever it will add flavor and meaning to your sentences. 

That’s the way to sound like a true paisa .


What Is a Paisa and How to Sound Like One

So what’s a paisa, you might ask? Well, it’s a Colombian!

The name is attributed to a particular region of Colombia (the Paisa region) where their accents are unique to the rest of the country. Some Colombians only use paisa to describe people from this region.

Nowadays though, almost any Colombian is considered a paisa, and this is especially true when Colombians find each other in different parts of the world.

They like to build that international bond by referring to each other as paisas.

Paisa derives from the Spanish word paisano , “countryman,” and it’s just one of the many things you can call your new Colombian friends—but only after you’ve learned their kooky yet creative colloquialisms first!

Paisa Phrases For Friends

1. Parcero / Parcera

Meaning: Bro, dude, my man, girl

Parcero/a is what you can call a friend or acquaintance in Colombia. Colombians like to say it to anyone they meet.

2. ¿Quiubo, Parce?

Meaning: What’s up, bro?

Quiubo is a contraction of qué hubo  (what’s been going on?). Parce is a shortened version of parcero/a. Colombians will sometimes simply say “¿Quiubo?”  when you want to say “what’s up?”

Note that parce can be directed to any person who’s your age or to whom you don’t need to express additional respect. It could be a friend of a friend you’re meeting for the first time or someone you’ll never see again.

3. Mi Llave / Llavería / Llavero 

Literal meaning: My key/key chain

Slang meaning: My (close) friend

Colombians call their close friends llaves  (keys). This slang/dialect is also heard in other Latin American countries, like Ecuador. A popular Colombian expression goes like this:

¡Lo saqué del llavero! — I unfriended him! (I took him off the key chain!)

4. El Parche

Literal meaning: The patch.

Slang meaning: The crew, the homies

El parche is your group of friends. It’s classic Colombian slang that’s only heard there.

5. Parchando 

Slang meaning: Chillin’, hanging out

I bet you can guess where this word derives from… parchando is the action of hanging out with el parche.

Desparchado is another popular saying that means the opposite: bored, not doing anything.

Estoy en casa desparchado, esperando al parche. — I’m home bored, doing nothing, waiting for the crew.

Party Mode

6. Polas

Meaning: Beers

Polas is only used in Colombia—and although it has no official meaning in Spanish, it does hold some history.

La Pola was the nickname of Policarpa Salavarrieta Ríos , a heroine who helped Colombia gain independence from Spain.

Back in the day, Bavaria Brewing in Colombia created a beer in her honor— La Pola. The beer doesn’t exist anymore, but the name stuck.

¡Páseme unas polas, pues parce!  Well, hand me some beers, dude!

7. Rumbiar

Meaning: To go out, to party

There are two ways to spell this word: as shown above, or with an e instead of an i, rumbear .

Rumbiar may be familiar to other Latino ears; without a doubt, it’s natural and native to Colombian speak.

¡Vamos a rumbiar! — Let’s go out!

8. Rumba

Meaning: The party itself

I know the word looks like Zumbaand hey, that’s a great way to remember it!

Colombians love to dance (not Zumba, but close—salsa), so when they say, “La rumba está buena!”  that means, “the party’s good.” They’re dancing and having a blast!

9. Changó 

Meaning: To go dancing

Changó is only said in Cali (Valle Del Cauca), a southern region in Colombia.

The name comes from a famous salsa club in Cali called Changó. Every Colombian caleño ‘s hobby is dancing salsa, so when they refer to Changó, they all know that it doesn’t necessarily mean going to the club itself but dancing in general.

10. Toque 

Literal meaning: Touch

Slang meaning: A concert, a band

The verb tocar has two translations, “to touch” or “to play” (as in “play” an instrument). In the latter sense, tocar la guitarra  means “play the guitar.”

El toque in Colombian Spanish is “the band” itself, but can also be referred to a concert or gig.

11. Estar Prendido / Prendida

Literal meaning: To be lit

Slang meaning: To be buzzed

In English I think we can agree that “to be lit” expresses a state of being tipsy. It has the same meaning in Colombia.

Esa pola me prendió. — That beer got me buzzed.

Be careful with this one, as it has a more sexual connotation outside Colombia.

12. Jincho / Jincha

Meaning: To be drunk

This word is solely Colombian jargon, and it means to be straight-up “drunk.”

Está jincha. — She’s drunk.

13. Guayabo  

Literal meaning: A guava tree

Slang meaning: To be hung over

It’s only used in Colombia, but other Latin countries might understand what it means within context:

Tengo un guayabo que me mata. — I have a hangover that’s killing me.

Estoy enguayabada. — I’m hungover.

There’s a curiously wide range of words for “hangover” across Spanish-speaking countries. Learn them all here: 

14. Guaro 

Literal meaning: Fire water

Slang meaning: Aguardiente

Argentina has wine, Peru and Chile have Pisco, Ecuador has canelazo , and well, Colombia’s got aguardiente!

Aguardiente is Colombia’s national alcoholic drink, and different regions within the country have distilled their own versions: Aguardiente Antioqueño , Aguardiente Del Cauca  and so on.

That’s not to say that other Latin countries haven’t distilled their own fire water—they have, but Colombians truly know how to do it best (and I’m not just saying that!).

15. Un Chorro

Literal meaning: A drip

Slang meaning: A swig (of alcohol)

You can either take a “swig” of alcohol or in some cases make reference to the “alcohol” itself.

Regálame un chorro de ese guaro. — Give me a “swig” of that aguardiente.


Vámonos a comprar un chorro. — Let’s go buy a little somethin’ somethin’ (referring to alcohol).

Keep in mind that every Spanish-speaking country has its own party lingo—Colombian expressions will be completely different from, say, Mexican party slang!

Street Slang

16. A La Orden 

Meaning: At your service

When you walk past a store, shop in a market, hail a cab or pay a clerk in Colombia, a la orden will be blurted at you either before or after your service.

If it’s a question: before your service.

If it’s exclamatory: after your service.

Vendors will repeat this phrase to grab your attention, in hopes that you’ll purchase something. A cab driver will post up to you, shouting it. It’s just a way to say:

“Can I help you?”

“Are you being helped?”

“Thanks for your business!”

…and so on!

17. Lucas

Meaning: Colombian Pesos

Lucas is obviously a name, but in Colombia, one luca  is one Colombian Peso. 20 lucas is 20 Colombian Pesos.

18. Billete 

Meaning: Dollar bills, money

Billete, “bill,” is a common Spanish word. It can mean a ticket, like boleto , or bills, as in, “dollar dollar bill y’all.”

In Colombian Spanish, “money” is billete—period. They don’t pluralize it. They leave it as is.

No tengo billete. — I don’t have money.

¿Cuántos billetes hay? — How many bills are there?

19. Plata

Literal meaning: Silver

Slang meaning: Money

Plata is similar to billete, and used exactly the same way. It’s left as is and not pluralized.

¡Papi, necesito plata! — Daddy, I need money!

For more slang words for money in Spanish, check out this post: 

20. Una Chuspa

Meaning: A plastic bag

Chuspa is a Colombian’s way of saying, bolsa (or funda ) plástica . This term is also heard in other Spanish-speaking countries.

21. La Olla

Literal meaning: The pot

Slang meaning: The slums

This is the Colombian way to talk about slums, ghettos, drug-ridden neighborhoods, etc.

22. Los Tombos  

Meaning: The police

Only original to Colombia.

Ya vienen los tombos. — The cops are coming.

23. ¡Ábrase!

Literal meaning: To open up

Slang meaning: To leave, scatter, get out

There are different ways to use this expression:

Bueno pues, me abro. — Alright well, I’m leaving.

¡Abrasé! — Leave! (can be used in a mean context, as a demand or an exclamatory remark).

24. Dar Papaya

Literal meaning: To give papaya

Slang meaning: To ask for it

Papaya is a South American fruit, but in Colombia it’s anything that holds value to you.

Jewelry, an iPhone, an expensive watch and your wallet can all be papaya. 

If you want to keep these from getting stolen or pick-pocketed on the street (normal in most major cities) act smart, hide them, and no des papaya.

This idiom is a little hard to translate, but it closely means, “don’t give them a reason to rob you.”

It also means, “don’t let yourself get taken advantage of,” or “put yourself in a dangerous situation.” Simply, “don’t ask for it.”

25. Sapo / Sapa

Literal meaning: Frog

Slang meaning: A snitch, rat, gossip, busybody

This is a person who can’t keep a secret and may well end up throwing someone under the bus.

Other Latino countries use this expression too, but it’s very popular amongst paisas.

Usted le dijo a mamá que salí anoche, ¡qué sapa! — You told mom I went out last night, you’re such a snitch!

26. Te Caigo  

Literal meaning: To fall

Slang meaning: To stop by, drop by

Llámame mañana y te caigo.  Call me tomorrow and I’ll stop by.

Love Life

27. Entucar

Slang meaning: To kiss

Colombian use only, and it means to smooch.

Ese chico te quiere entucar That boy wants to kiss you.

28. Estar Tragado / Tragada

Literal meaning: To be swallowed (by someone)

Slang meaning: To be head over heels/in love

Ella me tragó — She’s got me love stuck.

Él está tragado — He’s head over heels.

29. Gallinear

Literal meaning: To rooster

Slang meaning: To woo

It’s usually said about a male that woos a female (just like in English). Due to the rooster reference, it’s more strongly masculine.

30. Caer

Literal meaning: To fall

Slang meaning: To flirt

Vaya, cáigale a esa chica. — Go hit on that chick.

Colombian Expressions

31. ¡Chimba!

Meaning: Various things, see below

This is one of those made-up words that have many meanings and a variety of uses.

¡Qué chimba! — That’s cool or awesome.

Algo más chimbo. — Something so “cheap,” dull, useless.

¡La chimba, hermano! — No way, bro!

32. ¡Qué Gonorrea!

Literal meaning: What Gonorrhea!

Meaning: Various things, see below

Yep, you heard me right. Like the STD.

Colombians are crazy, let’s just put that out there. Like chimba, this expression has many odd ends.

Something can be a Gonorrea , or someone can be a Gonorrea. And it can either be a negative or positive remark. It all depends on context and clues.

When time is not on their side, Colombians like to shout ¡Qué Gonorrea!

When a friend is acting silly and stupid, yet funny, they call them una Gonorrea .

Even to just talk about a person:

Mira a este Gonorrea. — Look at this dude.

This is a very, very common saying for Colombians, so don’t be surprised when you hear the word Gonorrhea thrown around. But you should only practice it around friends and family—don’t go around calling your tour guide una Gonorrea unless you’ve become buddies!

33. ¡Es Una Nota!

Literal meaning: It’s a note!

Slang meaning: It’s awesome!/real good!

This expression can be used to describe a person or an instance.

Ella es una nota bailando — She’s awesome at dancing.

34. ¡Paila!

Literal meaning: A ceramic, metal pan

Slang meaning: Too bad!

¡Me olvidé el deber en la casa! Qué de malas—¡paila! I forgot my homework at my house! What bad luck—oh well, too bad!

35. ¡Estar Moscas!

Literal meaning: To be flies, to be like flies

Slang meaning: Be alert!

This means to be quick and swift as a fly. Alert and on point.

36. ¡Pilas!

Literal meaning: Batteries

Slang meaning: Keep your eyes peeled!

Same as estar moscas, estar pilas  means to be sharp and alert. ¡Pilas! on its own means the same thing.

37. ¡Berraquísimo!

Literal meaning: A wild boar ( berraco ).

Slang meaning: Off the heezy! Cool!

This is only used in Colombia, nowhere else.

38. Un Catorce

Literal meaning: A fourteen.

Slang meaning: A favor

Hágame un catorce. — Do me a favor.

39. Mamar Gallo

Literal meaning: Suck a rooster

Slang meaning: Loligagging, procrastinating

¡Deje de mamar gallo! — Stop loligagging!

Weird Words

These next set of words have no literal meanings, they’re all creatively made up.

40. Chiviado

Slang meaning: Bootleg, knockoff, fake

¡Este DVD está chiviado, hombre! — This DVD is a fake, man!

41. Cachivaches

Cachivaches is always said plural, never singular. It’s possible, but just weird. No one says it that way.

Slang meaning: Thingamabobs, thingamajigs, trinkets

Tengo muchos cachivaches que necesito acomodar. — I have a lot of junk I need to organize.

42. Chucha

Slang meaning: Bad B.O.

Chucha is a funny one, with different meanings in other Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America. In Spain it means absolutely nothing, and it’s not considered an “official” Spanish word.

In Ecuador chucha is a curse, so be careful when and how you say it. In Colombia it’s just bad body odor.

Huelo mala chucha — I smell bad B.O.

Tienes chucha — You have B.O.

43. Pecueca

Slang meaning: Stinky feet

This word’s only native to Colombia.

Tengo pecueca — I have smelly feet.

Tienes pecueca — You have stinky feet.

Pecueca is pecueca and doesn’t change whether it’s plural, feminine, singular or masculine, it always stays the same!

44. ¡Fúchile!

When you smell pecueca what do you say?

Fúchile is used to denote smell, and bad smells only! It doesn’t make sense to shout fúchile when looking at something physically gross.

¡Fúchile! — Ew!

45. ¡Guácala!

Slang meaning: Gross!

I know it looks like guacamole, but it’s not!

Similar to fúchileguácala is shouted when something is gross or unpleasant. Anything nasty that isn’t a foul smell can be guácala, because in the case of a foul smell you’ll use ¡fúchile!

46. Chichí

Slang meaning: To urinate

Chichí might ring familiar to other Spanish speakers because it’s a common slang term for saying “pee pee.”

Necesito hacer chichí. — I need to take a whiz.

Vaya a hacer chichí.  Go make pee pee.

47. Un Bollo 

Literal meaning: A bun (of bread), a special type of steamed roll

Slag meaning: A turd

I can’t tell you why Colombians use this word to refer to a piece of turd, but they do, and it’s only heard in their corner of the world. It could have to do with the appearance of the edible bollo dish (see link above).

¡Pisé un bollo! — I stepped on a piece of poop!

48. Churrias

Slang meaning: Diarrhea 

Like bollo, churrias is familiar to Colombian ears only.

Tengo churrias. — I have diarrhea.

Everyday Talk

49. ¿O Qué?  

Meaning: Or what?

The words o and qué are official Spanish words, but when put together in a short, quippy sentence they become a Colombian thing.

¿O qué? is kind of like saying “or what?” And Colombians will add the phrase to end of every question.

¿Estás bien o qué? Are you okay, or what?

¿Comemos o qué? Are we going to eat, or what?

50. Vaina

Literal meaning: a sheath (a covering, case, etc.)

Slang meaning: Thing

In Colombia (and many other parts of Latin America) this is used to describe anything. Even if you don’t know what something is, it’s still a vaina.

I do want to point out that this form of expression is a bad habit, because constantly saying “thing” or “thingie” is called being lazy.

There are some instances when saying vaina is excusable, for example, when you truly don’t know what something is. But I do advise that if you honestly know what something is, try your best to describe it with all the Spanish words in your repertoire, because that’s the only way you’re going to truly learn!

Don’t be lazy!

¿Qué es esa vaina? — What is that thing?

¿Qué vaina es esa? — What the heck is that?

Ayer comí una vaina tan deliciosa, pero no sé qué era. Yesterday I ate something so delicious, but I don’t know what it was.

51. Foquiado / Foquiada

Slang meaning: Deep sleep, passed out, knocked out

There is no literal meaning for this one.

If you take a light bulb, un foco , and punch its lights out, what do you get?


That might be a nice way to remember it.

Marta está foquiada, ¡sigue durmiendo! — Marta is passed out, she’s still sleeping!

52. Rancho  

Literal meaning: A ranch

Slang meaning: Home

To Colombians a ranch is their house/home. It’s also a farm.

Me voy pa’ el rancho. — I’m going home.

53. Chino

Literal meaning: Chinese person

Slang meaning: Child

Chinos is the Colombian way to say hijos  (children or kids).

Mis chinos siempre se comportan mal. — My kids are always misbehaving.

54. Camello  

Literal meaning: Camel

Slang meaning: Job

Camello usually points out a job that requires loads of physical labor.

Ese camello me cansa. — That job tires me.

55. Pieza

Literal meaning: Piece

Slang meaning: Bedroom

Pasa a la pieza, por favor — Pass to the bedroom, please.

56. Un Tinto

Literal meaning: A tint, a taint, a dye (red)

Slang meaning: A black coffee

Spaniards say tinto  when referring to a glass of red wine ( vino tinto ), but Colombians are referring to something completely different.

Me gustaría un tinto, por favor. — I would like a black coffee, please.

57. Cuadremos

Literal meaning: To square up

Slang meaning: To schedule

Colombians will say cuadremos when they want to organize, schedule a date, meet up with you, plan, coordinate, etc.

Cuadremos algo para mañana.  Let’s plan something for tomorrow.

58. Embarrar  

Literal meaning: Smear

Slang meaning: To mess up, ruin

When something goes wrong or messes up, Colombians use embarrar. This should be conjugated when used, according to the situation.

¡Yo lo embarré! — I messed it up!

Ella embarró su chance con ese man. — She ruined her chance with that dude.

59. Parar Bola

Literal meaning: To stand ball

Slang meaning: To give attention to, listen

This is another popular phrase that’s heard around Latin America.

¡No le pares bola! — Ignore him!

¿Por qué no me paras bola? Why aren’t you listening to me?

60. Cascar

Literal meaning: Shell, casing, helmet (casco).

Slang meaning: To hit, to smack, to give a whooping

This is what Colombian parents say to their chinos when they misbehave.

¡Si no paras te voy a cascar! — If you don’t cut it out, I’m going to give you a good whooping!

61. Nombre De Dios

Slang meaning: Name of God

Colombian children are taught to say this to their elders the minute they say “hello” or walk into a house, or whenever they leave and say “bye.”

If you don’t, prepare to hear a stern statement that involves the word cascar!

Hola mamá, nombre de Dios. Hi mom, in the name of God.

Chau, papi, nombre de Dios. Bye daddy, in the name of the God.

Colombian Adjectives

62. Un(a) Berraco / Berraca

Literal meaning: A wild boar

Slang meaning: A go-getter

¡Tu hermano es un berraco! Me cae bien. — Your brother is the best, I really like him.

63. Bobo / Boba

Slang meaning: Silly, dumb, stupid

A bobo/boba is a fool. It’s quite popular throughout South America, but Colombians tend to use it a lot.

No seas tan boba. — Don’t be so silly.

64. Gordo / Gorda  

Slang meaning: A term of endearment

Literal meaning: Fat

It’s a popular term of endearment for friends, family, girlfriends, boyfriends and any other loved ones in most parts of Latin America, not just Colombia.

Some speakers might even add an is to the end of the word, turning it into gordis . This word is unisex.

Ven aquí mi gordis.  Come here my little fatty.

Llama a nuestra gorda. — Call our daughter.

65. Mono / Mona

Literal meaning: Monkey

Slang meaning: Light-skinned, fair-haired

Mono/Mona has different meanings depending on which Spanish-speaking country you’re in.

In Spain, it’s a way to call someone pretty or cute.

In Colombia, the word’s used to describe a light-skinned, fair-haired person. Typically a blonde—whether pretty or not—can always be considered a mono or mona. You’ll hear this a lot throughout Colombia.

66. Pelota

Literal meaning: Ball

Slang meaning: Idiot

Although it’s a feminine word, pelota is said to both males and females who are, well, “idiots.”

In Argentina they say pelotudo , which is essentially the same remark.

Note that the udo in pelotudo is a made-up addendum. Colombians have kept it simply as pelota.

¡Qué pelota que eres! — What an idiot you are!

67. Cansón  / Cansona

Literal meaning: Tiresome (from cansado )

Slang meaning: Annoying, pain in the butt

Cansón derives from the word cansado/cansada, but Colombians use the adjective to illustrate the actual person who tires them.

Esa niña es tan cansona — That girl is a pain.

68. Mamado / Mamada

Literal meaning: Sucked

Slang meaning: Tired, exhausted, fed up

Can be associated with cansón, but not quite. Unlike cansón, mamado defines the person who’s tired.

Think of being “sucked dry” of your energy (mental or physical) and you’ll be able to remember mamado.

Context is crucial, so be careful how you express this word outside of Colombia. Actually, keep it only in Colombia, because other Spanish speakers could get a little perverted on you.

Hoy caminé toda la ciudad, y ahora estoy mamada. — Today I walked the entire city, and now I’m exhausted.

¡Ya me mamé, deje de ser tan cansón! — I’m fed up, stop being so annoying!

69. Lobo / Loba

Literal meaning: Wolf

Slang meaning: Trashy, tacky

In Colombian this word portrays a tacky, trashy or displeasing person.

Mira a esa mujer, qué loba con ese traje — Look at that woman, so tacky with that outfit.

70. Juicioso / Judiciosa

Literal meaning: Judicious (judgement).

Slang meaning: Well-behaved

A Colombian chino (child) is rarely juicioso/judiciosa.

Por favor sean juiciosas. — Please behave.

71. Maluco / Maluca

Slang meaning: Ill, sick, bad taste

This is one of those Colombian-only words.

Comí esa sopa, pero ahora me siento maluco — I ate that soup, but now I feel sick.

Si sales con el pelo mojado te vas a sentir maluca. — If you go out with your hair wet you’re going to feel sick.

72. Tener Buena Pinta

Literal meaning: To have good paint.

Slang meaning: To be good-looking, handsome

Tener buena pinta is a popular Colombian phrase that’s also said in other parts of Latin America.

Exclusively said about males, it’s a way for men to compliment other men, but women can say it too—about men of course.

Sí, ese man tiene buena pinta. Yeah, that guy’s good looking.

Fiery Remarks

73. ¡Huevón!

Slang meaning: Dummy!

Huevón evolves from the word “egg,” huevo

And it’s widely used amongst Latin Americans in the same fashion, though there are other variations.

¡Qué huevada! Darn!

¡Me vale hueva! — I could care less!

¡No seas un huevón! — Don’t be a dummy!

74. ¡Miércoles! 

Literal meaning: Wednesday

Slang meaning: Shoot!

It’s just a lighter way to say you know what! You don’t know what? Think of a 6-letter Spanish word that begins with mier. 

75. ¡Juepucha!  

Slang meaning: Dang!

If you know your Spanish curses, then might know what this one’s trying to convey.

Like our versions of “freaking” and “heck,” juepucha is like saying hijo de …(you know what—yup, another curse word). Jue is substituted for the word hijo and de kind of blending their sounds together, and pucha  is substituted for the curse itself.

Don’t ever, ever call anyone this, but if you stub your toe and no one’s listening, feel free to shout it!

¡Ay yai yai, juepucha! — Ow, son of a gun!

76. ¡Juemadre!

Slang meaning: Darn!

The same works for juemadre. It’s like saying, “mother lover,” instead of “bleep, bleep.”

Or more like, “son of a mother”—you get the picture, right?

77. ¡Malparido! / ¡Malparida!

Literal meaning: Born bad

Slang meaning: Bastard

Parir means “to give birth.” Mal  means “bad” or “wrong.” And malparido  technically translates to, “given birth to the wrong way.”

I would say it’s the equivalent of “bastard,” so try not to say this word unless it’s dire.

78. ¡La Cagué!

Literal meaning: I pooped it

Slang meaning: I screwed up

Cagar translates as “to poop,” but “to poop it,” is to say you’ve “screwed it up” in the moment.

If a Colombian is in the middle of fixing something and it breaks, they shout:

¡Juepucha, la cagué!  Darn, I screwed it up!

79. Emberracarse

Slang meaning: To be miffed

Emberracarse is another variation of berraco  (a word that was on this list, do you remember its meaning?).

Colombians use it to depict angry people.

Ella se emberracó porque llegué muy tarde. She was angry because I arrived too late.


And that concludes our list.

You have 79 (technically more) Colombian slang words to add to your language-learning journey!

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FluentU brings native videos within reach with interactive transcripts. You can tap on any word to look it up instantly. Every definition has examples that have been written to help you understand how the word is used. If you see an interesting word you don’t know, you can add it to a vocab list.


Review a complete interactive transcript under the Dialogue tab, and find words and phrases listed under Vocab.


Learn all the vocabulary in any video with FluentU’s robust learning engine. Swipe left or right to see more examples of the word you’re on.


The best part is that FluentU keeps track of the vocabulary that you’re learning, and gives you extra practice with difficult words. It'll even remind you when it’s time to review what you’ve learned. Every learner has a truly personalized experience, even if they’re learning with the same video.

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