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"Hijo de puta" is a noun which is often translated as "son of a bitch", and "carajo" is an interjection which is often translated as "fuck". Learn more about the difference between "hijo de puta" and "carajo" below.
el hijo de puta, la hija de puta
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).
1.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(despicable person)
a. son of a bitch
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(masculine)
Escucha, hijo de puta. ¡Deja de mentir o me las pagarás!Listen, you son of a bitch. Stop telling lies or you'll pay for it!
b. bitch
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(feminine)
Sandra es una hija de puta. Está celosa y dice mentiras sobre mí.Sandra is a bitch. She's jealous and tells lies about me.
c. motherfucker
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¡No dejen que esos hijos de puta se escapen!Don't let those motherfuckers get away!
d. bastard
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(masculine)
Ese hijo de puta se fue sin pagar de nuevo.That bastard left without paying again.
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carajo(
kah
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rah
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hoh
)
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(to express anger or surprise)
a. fuck
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
¡Carajo! Me pegué en el dedo pequeño del pie.Fuck! I stubbed my little toe.
b. shit
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
¡Carajo! ¡No oí el despertador y me quedé dormido!Shit! I didn't hear the alarm clock and I overslept!
c. damn it
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Deja de hablar por un momento para que pueda pensar, ¡carajo!Stop talking for a second so I can think, damn it!
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(male genitalia)
a. dick
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Puede que tenga un carro de lujo, pero tiene el carajo pequeño.He may have a fancy car, but he's got a small dick.
b. prick
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Deja de tocarte el carajo y ayúdame a limpiar la casa.Stop playing with your prick and help me clean the house.
c. cock
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Tenía un buen carajo.He had a big cock.
3.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(for emphasis)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¡Carajo con esta cafetera! Necesitamos comprar otra.This damn coffeemaker! We need to buy another one.
¿Dónde carajo puse mi cartera?Where the hell did I put my wallet?
4.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(nothing)
a. damn
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
¡No veo un carajo!I can't see a damn thing!
La verdad es que me importa un carajo cómo te fue el día.The truth is I don't give a damn how your day went.
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).
5.
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(contemptible person)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. bastard
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Ese carajo me sigue debiendo dinero.That bastard still owes me money.
b. jerk
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
¿Cómo es posible que salgas con semejante caraja?How on earth could you possibly go out with such a jerk?
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