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"Hijo de puta" is a noun which is often translated as "son of a bitch", and "coño" is a noun which is often translated as "pussy". Learn more about the difference between "hijo de puta" and "coño" 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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coño(
koh
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nyoh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1.
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)
(female genitalia)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. pussy
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)
No digas "coño", amigo; se escucha vulgar.Don't say "pussy," man; it sounds trashy.
b. cunt
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)
Al estudiante lo castigaron por haber escrito “coño” en la pared del baño.The student got in trouble for writing “cunt” on the wall of the bathroom.
c. beaver
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)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Nunca saldría con alguien que usara la palabra "coño" para referirse a la vagina.I'd never date someone who used the word "beaver" to refer to the vagina.
d. fanny
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)
(United Kingdom)
Esa niña es muy grosera; dijo "coño" en frente de la maestra.That girl is so foul-mouthed; she said “fanny” in front of the teacher.
2.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(guy)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
a. jerk
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Quién es ese coño que está hablando con Andrea? - Carlos, su primo.Who's that jerk talking to Andrea? - That's her cousin, Carlos.
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).
3.
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)
(person from Spain)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. Spaniard
Esos coños siempre se quejan de la comida de aquí y dicen que en España todo es mejor.Those Spaniards always complain about the food here and say that everything in Spain is better.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
4.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(used to express emphasis)
a. fuck
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
¿Qué coño estás haciendo? ¡Bájate del techo ahora mismo antes de que te lastimes!What the fuck are you doing? Get off the roof now before you hurt yourself!
b. hell
¿Adónde coño vas? ¿No ves que estamos conduciendo por la mano contraria?Where the hell are you going? Can't you see we're driving the wrong way?
5.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(used to express exasperation)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
a. fuck
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
¡Coño! Nos quedamos sin gasolina.Fuck! We ran out of gas.
b. for fuck's sake
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
¿Cuántas veces voy a tener que decirte, coño? ¡No lo hice!For fuck's sake, how many times am I going to have tell you? I didn't do it!
¿Por qué no estás listo, coño? Vamos a estar tarde.For fuck's sake, why aren't you ready yet? We're going to be late.
6.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(used to express surprise)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
a. fucking hell
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
¡Coño! Me asustaste. ¿Por qué estás escondido en la oscuridad?Fucking hell! You scared me. Why are you hiding in the dark?
b. fuck
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Llegó Diego. - ¡Coño! Tengo que irme de aquí sin que me vea.Diego is here. - Fuck! I need to get out of here without him seeing me.
c. holy crap
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
¡Coño! El agua de la piscina está helada.Holy crap! The pool is really cold.
d. bloody hell (United Kingdom)
¡Coño! No puedo creer que muriera. Era tan joven.Bloody hell! I can't believe he died. He was so young.
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