Simpatia is an important value in Latino culture, similar to familismo or respeto. It means accord, agreement and harmony in relationships, marriage, the family and society.
So papi, why did you blow off el club last night?
Well Maria didn't want to go, so we chilled at home; the whole simpatia scenario, okay?
A word in Spanish culture that denotes a feeling of community, work ethic, and compassion. It is a very important part in Spanish speaking countries, as well as Brazil and Portugal. The word simpatia has no English translation.
In a scientific study, Spanish speaking countries work well together, likely due to a culture of simpatia.