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"Butt" is a noun which is often translated as "el trasero", and "ass" is a noun which is often translated as "el burro". Learn more about the difference between "butt" and "ass" below.
butt(
buht
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(anatomy)
a. el trasero
(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).
The baby has a mosquito bite on his butt.El bebé tiene una picadura de mosquito en el trasero.
b. las nalgas
(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).
I slipped on the ice and fell on my butt.Resbalé sobre el hielo y me caí en las nalgas.
c. las pompis
(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)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
My butt hurts from sitting down so long.Me duelen las pompis de estar sentada tanto tiempo.
d. el pompis
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Those pants make your butt look huge.Esos pantalones te dan un pompis enorme.
e. el culo
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
She slapped him on the butt.Le dio una palmada en el culo.
f. el fondillo
(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).
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Ronnie kicked his brother in the butt.Ronnie le dio una patada a su hermano en el fondillo.
2. (end part)
a. la colilla
(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).
(cigarette)
There were many butts in the ashtray.Había muchas colillas en el cenicero.
b. la culata
(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).
(rifle)
Be careful with the butt when shooting.Tengan cuidado con la culata cuando disparen.
3. (target)
a. el blanco
(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).
He has become the butt of all the jokes.Se ha convertido en el blanco de todas las bromas.
4. (cask)
a. el tonel
(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).
They had an old wine butt in the cellar.Tenían un tonel antiguo de vino en la bodega.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to hit with the head)
a. dar un cabezazo a
He butted his head against the wall.Dio un cabezazo a la pared.
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ass(
ahs
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. el burro
(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).
, la burra
(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).
The farmer's ass escaped from the corral.El burro del granjero se escapó del corral.
b. el asno
(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).
, la asna
(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).
The ass is a member of the horse family.El asno es un miembro de la familia de los equinos.
2.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(buttocks)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el culo
(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).
Does my ass look big in these pants?¿Mi culo se ve grande en estos pantalones?
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(fool)
a. el imbécil
(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).
, la imbécil
(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).
You acted like a total ass at the party last night.Te comportaste como un imbécil en la fiesta anoche.
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