How does one say, "dirty words" in Spanish?
(With a blush, I suppose...)
But I'm serious. I mean, aren't so-called off-color words among the first we all learn? T'was so for me when I began learning Spanish.
Es "palabras sucias," problemente.
I need to know, because I may have to apologize for innocently using some "dirty" words recently.
dirty word - una palabrota
Do not curse to begin with.
I have heard " groserias"
I agree with Ken and Issabela that the most common word would be "palabrotas" (decir palabrotas - to swear), but depending on where you are you might also here "tacos" (soltar tacos - to swear); "maldición" (maldecir - to curse at someone; soltar una maldición - to say a curse word); or "garabatos."
"Malas Palabras" may be able to be used in this way, as hjones has suggested (although I have never heard it used as such), but the way that I have always heard/seen "malas palabras" is when describing that someone has used a word incorrectly (malas palabras)
I apologize for the ambiguity of my question. I didn't phrase it well.
But I've enjoyed and benefited from the responses. Thank you.
Actually it wasn't a "curse" that prompted the question I posted here. I used the word culito in polite company thinking I was being "cute." And sensed immediately I definitely wasn't.
But, at least, I now know to use palabrota when I apologize.
So what is the question? Are u asking how to say dirty words "malas palabras" in spanish, or are you asking for a couple examples of some "malas palabras"? Im not sure if we're allowed to post such word although theoretically (depending on how excited you are about learning them) one tends to learn those words quicker.
dirty words are usually known as malas palabras.
that diminutive word is neither a palabrota nor rude. maybe the context was unappropiate. I use it a lot with many friends and never sensed hostility or disapproval.
what??? im lost