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    Default tengo un tumbao bien yeye!!! lol

    once again i have come across another spanish word from another dialect. What does "tumbao"mean. does it change in the use of this sentence that is describing someone?

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    to have a tumbao...well, gee, this is easy and yet difficult...one a person has a tumbao, it can mean that this person walks in a certain way, it could be a nice tumbao or a very macho tumbao...it depends on the context.
    to have a tumbao yeye means to be cool.
    this is Cuban Spanish, some other users may post different meanings for their countries.
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    it may also mean a journey
    somewhere along those lines
    like
    a trip just someting that they walked

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    Once again, the difference to Spanish from Spain is quite noticeable:

    Tumbao means to be lying around without doing anything.
    Los hombres son superiores a las mujeres porque Alá les otorgó la primacia sobre ellas. Portanto, dió a los varones el doble de lo que dió a las mujeres. Los maridos que sufrieran desobediencia de sus mujeres pueden castigarlas: abandonarlas en sus lechos, e incluso golpearlas.
    No se legó al hombre mayor calamidad que la mujer."


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    I always thought that it was like a strut or swagger. Maybe like a C-walk haha.

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    In the case of Latin songs, I am almost certain that "tumbao" refers to the meaning given by Sandra: It’s a kind of movement … a specific way of walking, which generally involves a characteristic hip swinging

    Hope it helps


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    Hi there!

    tumbao
    (Cuba) (m.) gracia, sensualidad, buen ritmo. Celia Cruz cantaba una canción que hablaba de una negrita que tenía tumbao.

    (www.jergasdehablahispana.org)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hebe
    In the case of Latin songs, I am almost certain that "tumbao" refers to the meaning given by Sandra: It’s a kind of movement … a specific way of walking, which generally involves a characteristic hip swinging

    Hope it helps
    Ditto.
    I agree with Hebe and Sandra. Tumbao is a specific way of walking.


    Esa negrita que va caminando
    Esa negrita tiene su tumbao
    Y cuando la gente la va mirando
    Ella baila de lao va bien apretao

    La negra tiene tumbao
    Y no camina de lao
    Lyrics to "La Negra Tiene Tumbao" by Celia Cruz

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