De Una – More Colombian Slang

‘De una’ in Colombia is used to mean ‘ok’, ‘I agree’, ‘sounds good’, ‘ready’ and ‘right now’, depending on the context. It’s something I’ve been hearing from my Colombian friends for a while and even though I understood it by context, I never bothered to look it up…until now. As for its origin, I would guess it comes from ‘de una vez‘ (at once).

Ex. Entonces nos vamos al concierto? De una, parcero!
Ex. So we’re going to the concert? Sounds good, mate!

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