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Nothing nicer than meeting someone fancy, right? But where does that term come from? Why do we use it so much? Here's our theory.

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¡Qué copado!

I propose an experiment: I chose a  WhatsApp group, any, and typed in the search engine the word “ copado” or “copada ”. How many times does he show up? Although we don't realize, there are many terms that we use with a much higher frequency than we would imagine.

“ What a drink !”, “ it's cool ,” “ drink me .” Phrases like those are part of our daily vocabulary. We don't say  great ,  fun or  good vibes . We say  copado  or  copada  — as an adjective — and  drink me  — as a verb—. If something is very good, it  's cool. If a girl is very nice and fun,  she's cool.  If you're on a plan, you 're coping.  And so.

But where does the expression come from? According to the  RAE , someone  is bummed  when he is “ excited or fascinated with something .” That's what we mean when we “drink” something or someone. But in Argentina, we also use it to describe the object or subject of our enthusiasm: that is why we say that that girl “is copada” or that a place “is re copado”.

Anyway, there's nothing better than meeting copada people, and luckily, we have a lot of here: those people who turn on at all, who put a good vibe to any situation and radiate an energy that makes us feel like having them around.

Publication Date: 08/02/2020

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