If said directly to a girl, it sounds pretty sleazy and won’t be well received.
Women sometimes describe attractive men with the phrase “estar bueno”, but again are unlikely to say this directly to the guy’s face.
This is by no means universal: others find it patronising and lacking class. Perhaps it’s like describing a man as “handsome” or “good looking” as opposed to “hot” or “sexy”.
It would be so formal that it’d actually sound a bit weird.For instance, when chatting about the previous night out, a Colombian girl might complain: “Ese man me estaba echando los perros durante toda la noche. ” (“That guy spent the whole night trying it on with me. “el man no se atreve a lanzarse” (“the guy is too shy / doesn’t dare to make a move on her”).Relatedly, a guy who constantly propositions girls and who is really forward can be described as “lanzado” e.g. Le echa los perros a todo el mundo” (“Juan Carlos is so forward. A phrase used by women to describe men they are keeping “on the backburner”.To help you take your first steps into this world, we’ll look here at a selection of the endless ways that Colombians talk about attraction, dating, getting together and falling apart.Standard Spanish has a load of different ways to say somebody (or something) is beautiful or attractive.Competition to get and keep partners is fiercer here than in any other country I have experienced.