Learning Spanish in Madrid

When moving to a country that speaks a different language, we usually have this romantic vision of naturally learning it’s language over time. After a few weeks abroad, it’s easy to notice how untrue that vision is! For most of…

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Swearing in Spanish: Me Importa Tres Cojones!

This week we’ve got a great and most likely very useful way to curse in Spanish. “Me importa tres cojones” or “Me importa un cojon” is the Spanish equivilant of not giving a f*ck! You can either not give 1 f*ck…

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Swearing in Spanish: Cojones

Cojones is one of the most versatile curse words in the Spanish language. So much so, that most english speakers have heard it and know what it means. So what does it mean? Well, balls, it means balls. Balls can be…

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Swearing in Spanish: Gilipollas!

Have you ever seen the show Jackass? Well, chances are that the folks here in Spain would refer to those guys as Gilipollas. Directly translated it means “asshole” but rather than using it to call someone a jerk, it is used…

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Swearing in Spanish: Joder!

Joderrrr! You’ve probably heard this more than a few times since your arrival in Spain, or any Spanish speaking country for that matter! Joder’s closest English relative is the fan favourite “f*ck!” as well as “shit!” or “damn.” Though it’s not nearly…

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Swearing in Spanish: De Puta Madre

Directly translated, “puta madre” means something similar to “mother fucker”. Though this expression can be used in many different ways, “de puta madre” is a great way of expressing a compliment. If you think something is “the shit” or “awesome”…

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Swearing in Spanish: Está que te Cagas!

When ‘está que te cagas’ is directly translated it makes almost no sense – it literally means something like, ‘you will shit yourself’ but in reality it is used like “That’s/it/you is/are f*cking great”. This is a very popular term used…

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Swearing in Spanish: Hostia!

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…

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Swearing in Spanish: Me Cago en la Leche!

There are many ways for you to curse in Spanish, especially when you are angry and just need to let off some steam. Hypothetically shitting on something (me cago) is the most common way for Spaniards to express anger or…

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Swearing in Spanish: Que Coñazo!

‘Que coñazo!’, literally translated means “what a big vagina”. This expression is used very similarly to its english counterpart when reffering to a person – ‘what a p*ssy’ or the more vulgar C-word (though in Spanish it is not quite as rude…

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