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Stoke’s Spanish Phrasebook
Seven Spanish sayings that’ll tug at your tortilla
Language apps are great, but they don’t always teach you the most practical phrases. Speak español like a sultry señorita with our curious Spanish expressions, which are definitely more useful than “Elefante como una manzana” (thanks for that, DuoLingo).
- Me suda la polla
Literal translation: It makes my dick sweat.
Meaning: I don’t care/don’t give a fuck.
Dude: “I don’t have a condom.”
You: “Me suda la polla.”
- Me cago en la leche
Literal translation: I shit on/in the milk.
With varieties: me cago en ti (on/in you), en tu madre (on/in your mum), en dios (on/in God), en todo (on/in everything), or en la leche de tu madre.
Boss: “You’re fired.”
You: “Me cago en tu madre!”
- Relaja la raja
Literal translation: Relax your pussy.
Meaning: Chill out.
firstname.lastname@example.org: “You haven’t written back to my emails in over a fortnight, are you alive?”
email@example.com: “Relaja la raja, Mum.”
- Me toca los huevos
Literal translation: It touches my balls.
Meaning: I’m not bothered.
Waiter: “I’m sorry ma’am, we don’t have Coke, only Pepsi. Is that okay?”
Tourist who speaks excellent Spanish: “Me toca los huevos.”
- La madre que te parió
Literal translation: The mother who bore you.
Meaning: Insult similar to “you bastard”. Can be used in a comradely way, when a friend has done something that surprises you.
Friend: “Hey, I hooked up with your cousin.”
You: “La madre que te parió! She’s so hot.”
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