Thursday, 7 February 2008

Dirty Words (A to B)

Dirty words... Swearwords... Malas palabras en inglés...

- Seño, cuándo vamos a aprender malas palabras en inglés?

Comprendo, es una de esas situaciones en las cuáles no sabemos qué hacer o cómo proceder... Principalmente si uno trabaja bajo dependencia, no?

Pero, bueno, es parte de aprender este idioma, también. No está de más saberlas, es más, HAY que saberlas por si alguna vez se dan una vuelta por aquí o hablan con un native speaker... Para evitar malentendidos o saber qué nos están diciendo!!! (O qué quisiéramos decirles!)

(Unless otherwise stated, all definitions are taken from Cambridge Advanced Dictionary - no endorsement!)


Arse UK PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhonetic Phonetic PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhonetic noun [C] (US ass)

the part of your body that you sit on:
She's got a huge arse.

Arse about/around phrasal verb UK OFFENSIVE
to act in a silly way or waste time:
I wish he'd stop arsing around and actually do some work.

Arse-licker UK PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhonetic Phonetic PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhonetic noun [C] (US ass-licker)
a person who tries to get an advantage from other people by being extremely pleasant to them in a way which is not sincere

Get off your arse (ALSO get your arse in gear)

to force yourself to start doing something or to make yourself hurry:
Tell him to get off his arse and do some work for once.
If she doesn't get her arse in gear she's going to be late.

Go arse over tit/tip UK (US go ass over (tea)kettle)

to lose your balance suddenly and fall over:
I fell off my bike and went arse over tit.

A kick up the arse/backside UK (US a kick in the butt/pants)

If you give someone a kick up the arse, you do or say something to try to stop them being lazy.

A pain in the arse/backside UK AND AUSTRALIAN ENGLISH (US pain in the ass/butt) OFFENSIVE
someone or something that is very annoying:
The kids were a real pain in the arse.

Kiss my arse! UK (US Kiss my ass!)

used to tell someone that you will not do what they want you to do

Lick sb's arse/ass
to be extremely obedient to someone, usually in order to get an advantage:
He needn't expect me to go licking his arse!

Move/shift your arse! OFFENSIVE
used to rudely tell someone to hurry up or to get out of your way

My arse!

said when you do not believe what someone has just said:
"She says she's got food poisoni

Not know your arse from your elbow OFFENSIVE
to be stupid and unable to understand very simple thingsng." "Food poisoning, my arse! She just drank too much last night."

Sit on your arse UK (US sit on your ass)

to do nothing, especially when you should be doing something:
She just sits on her arse all day, while I do all the work.

Smart arse
UK noun [C] (US smart ass)

someone who is always trying to seem more clever than other people in a way that is annoying:
I don't want some smart arse from the city telling me how to manage my farm.

Think the sun shines out (of) sb's arse/backside UK

to love and admire someone so much that you do not think they have any bad qualities

Arsehole (BODY PART) UK PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhonetic Phonetic PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhonetic noun [C] (US asshole) OFFENSIVE
the anus

Arsehole (UNPLEASANT PERSON) UK PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhonetic Phonetic PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticnoun [C] (US asshole)
an unpleasant or stupid person:
Some arsehole had parked so I couldn't get out.


Balls PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhonetic Phonetic PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhonetic plural noun
1 OFFENSIVE testicles:
She fought off her attacker by kicking him in the balls.

2 OFFENSIVE FOR complete nonsense or stupidity:
What he said was a load of balls.
"All men are pigs." "Balls (= I completely disagree)!"

3 OFFENSIVE FOR bravery and confidence:
You have to admit it - the woman's got balls!

Ballsy PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhonetic Phonetic PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhonetic adjective
She's one ballsy (= brave and determined) lady!

Bastard (UNPLEASANT) PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhonetic Phonetic PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhonetic noun [C]

an unpleasant person:
He was a bastard to his wife.
You lied to me, you bastard!

You won again? You lucky bastard (= I don't think you deserve it)!

This crossword's a bastard (= very difficult).

PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhonetic Phonetic PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticnoun [C]
a.a woman's pubic area.
b.Offensive. a woman.

Bitch PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticnoun [C]
a. A malicious, unpleasant, selfish person, esp. a woman.
b. A lewd woman

a. A complaint.
b. Anything difficult or unpleasant: The test was a bitch.
c. Anything memorable, esp. something exceptionally good: That last big party he threw was a real bitch.

Bloody (ANGER) PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticadjective [before noun],
used to express anger or to emphasize what you are saying in a slightly rude way:
I've had a bloody awful week.
It's a bloody disgrace that some war widows don't get a decent pension.
Don't be a bloody idiot!
This computer's bloody useless! It's always going wrong.
Don't you tell me what to do! I'll do what I bloody well like in my own house.

a rude way of expressing great anger or annoyance:
Bloody hell! I've lost my wallet.
What the bloody hell did you do that for?

Bollocks (BODY PART) PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhonetic Phonetic PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticplural noun

(NONSENSE) PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhonetic Phonetic PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticnoun [U]
That's a load of bollocks.
Bollocks to that (= that's nonsense)!

Bollocks sth up phrasal verb [M]

to spoil something by making mistakes:
They completely bollocksed up the game.
Try not to bollocks it up this time!

Bugger (ANNOYANCE) PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhonetic Phonetic PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticnoun [C]
1 UK OFFENSIVE a silly or annoying person:
Well you shouldn't have drunk so much, should you, you daft bugger!
The stupid bugger's given me the wrong ticket!

2 INFORMAL used to or about someone that you feel sympathy for:
The poor bugger has nowhere else to sleep.

3 US INFORMAL a person or animal, especially a young one that you feel affection for:
He's a cute little bugger, isn't he?

4 UK OFFENSIVE something that is very difficult or annoying:
This tin is a bugger to open.

Bugger PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhonetic Phonetic PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticexclamation

used to express annoyance:
Oh bugger, it's raining!

(HAVE SEX) PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhonetic Phonetic PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhonetic verb [T]
to have sex by putting the penis in another person's anus

Bugger off phrasal verb UK OFFENSIVE
to leave or go away, used especially as a rude way of telling someone to go away:
By the time I got there you two had already buggered off!
Bugger off, you git!

Bullshit PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhonetic exclamation, noun [U]

complete nonsense or something that is not true:
Bullshit! He never said that!
He gave me some excuse but it was a load of bullshit.

Bullshit PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhonetic verb [I or T] -tt-

to try to persuade or impress someone by saying things that are not true:
You're bullshitting me!
Quit bullshitting, will you!

Bullshitter PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhonetic Phonetic PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhonetic noun [C]


Rod said...

Ali que post te mandaste!
La verdad que es escencial aprender esas cosas...
Nosotros a nuestro profesor de conversation siempre lo jodemos con lo mismo, él es norteamericano así que mucho no le cuesta.. un día hicimos una clase especial hahahhaaa...

Pero escuchame, es como decía vos, uno está en una situación con un native o en un país angloparlante y qué hacés!

Aparte por ejemplo 'bloody' no es una belleza de expresión? haahaha..
Un amigo mío de Londres vive diciendo arsehole, es como nuestro boludo allá?

Salute Alice!!!

Mr. John Steed said...

jajaja adoré. Súper interesante.

Matan sus crónicas. Matan.

Dee said...

'Bullshit' es una de mis malas palabras favoritas :)
'Bollocks' directamente me da risa decirla (don't know why)


Rod said...

Euu dale agregá más!!!
Ah re :P


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