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"Descaro" is a noun which is often translated as "impertinence", and "jeta" is a noun which is often translated as "mug". Learn more about the difference between "descaro" and "jeta" below.
descaro(
dehs
-
kah
-
roh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (insolence)
a. impertinence
¡Marisa tuvo el descaro de llegar tarde a la reunión sin pedir disculpas!Marisa had the impertinence of arriving late to the meeting, without offering an apology!
b. nerve
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Qué descaro interrumpir al profesor durante su explicación.What a nerve, interrupting the professor during his lecture.
c. cheek (United Kingdom)
¿Les cobraron dinero extra porque compartieron el plato? ¡Qué descaro!They charged you extra for sharing your dish? What a cheek!
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jeta(
heh
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tah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(front of the head)
a. mug
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Viste su jeta en todos los periódicos esta mañana?Have you seen his mug all over the papers this morning?
b. face
El balón le alcanzó en plena jeta y le rompió la nariz.The ball hit him full in the face and broke his nose.
2. (pig's nose)
a. snout
Todos los cerdos tenían la jeta en el comedero.The pigs all had their snouts in the trough.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(mouth)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. trap
Cierra la jeta si no quieres que te pegue un guantazo.Shut your trap unless you want a slap.
b. gob
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
¡Lo hubieras visto! El tipo le dio un puñetazo en plena jeta.You should have seen it! The guy punched him smack in the gob.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(insolence)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. nerve
Tu hermano tiene mucha jeta insultándome en mi propia casa.Your brother has a nerve insulting me in my own house.
b. cheek
Vaya jeta tiene Miguel pidiéndome dinero sin haberme devuelto el que ya le presté.Miguel has a cheek asking me for money without paying me back what I lent him.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(bad-tempered face)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¡Uy, con qué jeta se levantó hoy!Ooh, looks like someone got up on the wrong side of the bed today!
¿Qué te pasa que tienes esa jeta?What's wrong with you? You've got a face like thunder.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
6. (insolent person)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¡Qué jeta es! No le importa cobrarles a los clientes sabiendo que no tiene la mercadería.What a cheek! He's not bothered about taking money off the customers knowing he doesn't have the goods.
Eres un jeta viniendo a cenar si sabes que no traes suficiente dinero.You have a nerve, coming out for dinner knowing you don't have enough money.
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