What is the English transaction for "Ay Caramba"? Thanks, JJ
It means Oh Damn! Oh Snap! Dear Lord! It comes to us from our friends in Mexico. It is particularly Mexican. Other ways people say it are "cono" (Dominican) "diablo" (Puerto Rican) "por Dios" (a general latino saying), "vaya!" (general), Que rabia! (Colombian), Que tontaria! (Dominican)
There is an adorable bilingual book for children by this title called...
"Ay Caramba" en espanol and "Oh Crumps" in english.
It's like a nice way of saying "oh rats", or "darn it".
The book is also great practice for beginning spanish readers. Ask for it at your library.
¡Ay Caramba! is just fun to say.
Heehee, I love hearing a chorus of 'diablo' after one of my friends farts really loud .