Hostia probably the most common form of blasphemy used by Spaniards as it is refering to the “host” or “body” of Christ. If someone or something is ‘la hostia’, it is amazing, awesome or great news. ‘Hostia!’ on its own is used as damn, bloody hell and shit are in English. You coulld also say to ‘give someone a host’ – dar una hostia, which means to smack or hit someone.
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