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"Bother" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "molestar", and "piss off" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "reventar". Learn more about the difference between "bother" and "piss off" below.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to annoy)
a. molestar
Stop bothering your brother and do your homework.Deja de molestar a tu hermano y haz tu tarea.
b. fastidiar
You're bothering me with the same question over and over.Me estás fastidiando con la misma pregunta una y otra vez.
c. dar lata a
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Your teacher told me you were bothering a little girl at school today.Tu maestra me dijo que le estabas dando lata a una niñita en la escuela hoy.
d. dar la lata a
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Hugo's trying to bother Rachel, but all he's doing is looking like a buffoon.Hugo está tratando de dar la lata a Rachel, pero lo único que logra es parecerse a un bufón.
e. darle la lata
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I can't wait for that pest to move to Chicago so he'll stop bothering me.No veo la hora de que ese fastidioso se mude a Chicago para que deje de darme la lata.
2. (to concern)
a. preocupar
Does it bother you that your ex-wife is dating your childhood best friend?¿Te preocupa que tu exesposa esté saliendo con tu mejor amigo de la niñez?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to trouble oneself)
a. molestarse
No, please don't bother with bringing a gift. Your presence is all that I want.No, por favor, no te molestes en traer un regalo. Tu presencia es lo único que quiero.
b. preocuparse por
She didn't bother to send a thank you note.No se preocupó por enviar una nota de agradecimiento.
c. tomarse la molestia
Don't bother with the dishes. I'll wash them.No te tomes la molestia de lavar los platos. Yo los lavaré.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (annoyance)
a. la molestia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Can I trouble you for a glass of water? - It's no bother at all.¿Puedo molestarte por un vaso de agua? - No es ninguna molestia en absoluto.
b. la lata
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I love dogs, but it's such a bother to have to clean up after them.Me encantan los perros, pero es una lata tener que andar limpiando tras ellos.
c. los problemas
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(United Kingdom)
We ran into a bit of a bother downtown when we were caught in the rain without umbrellas.Nos vimos un poco en problemas en el centro cuando nos sorprendió la lluvia sin paraguas.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
5. (used to express frustration) (United Kingdom)
a. ¡demonios!
Bother! It's already 8 pm and I have to do my homework, feed the dog, and mow the lawn.¡Demonios! Ya son las 8 pm y tengo que hacer mi tarea, dar de comer al perro y cortar el pasto.
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piss off
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to anger)
a. reventar
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
It pisses Andrea off when people don't take her seriously because of her age.A Andrea le revienta cuando la gente no la toma en serio por su edad.
b. cabrear
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The stupid ending to that movie really pissed me off.El final estúpido de esa película realmente me cabreó.
c. joder
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
What pisses me off is when it rains when I'm about to go to the beach.A mí lo que me jode es que llueva cuando estoy a punto de a ir a la playa.
d. encabronar
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Liars piss me off.Me encabrona la gente mentirosa.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
2.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(to leave) (United Kingdom)
a. largarse
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
This is getting boring. I'm going to piss off.Esto se está poniendo aburrido. Me voy a largar.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
3.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(imperative; leave) (United Kingdom)
a. lárgate
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Hey, mate. Want to buy a watch? - Piss off!Oye, amigo. ¿Quieres comprar un reloj? - ¡Lárgate!
b. vete al carajo
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(singular)
Piss off! I don't want to see your ugly face around here anymore.¡Vete al carajo! No quiero volver a ver tu fea cara por aquí.
c. vete a la mierda
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(singular)
It's your turn to buy at the pub, mate. - Piss off! It was my turn last time.Te toca pagar en el pub, amigo. - ¡Vete a la mierda! Me tocó la vez pasada.
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