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"Hombre" is a noun which is often translated as "man", and "acojonado" is an adjective which is often translated as "scared shitless". Learn more about the difference between "hombre" and "acojonado" below.
hombre(
ohm
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breh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (adult male)
a. man
Había dos hombres y tres mujeres en la cola.There were two men and three women in line.
2. (human species)
a. man
Cuando el hombre llegó al continente, alteró el ecosistema.When man reached the continent, he disturbed the ecosystem.
b. mankind
Aún creo que el hombre es capaz de lo bueno.I still believe mankind is capable of good.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
3. (emphatic)
a. come on
¡Hombre, no te enfades!Come on, don't be upset!
b. are you kidding me
¿Te gusta el café? - ¡Hombre! ¡Moriría sin él!Do you like coffee? - Are you kidding me? I'd die without it!
c. you bet
¿Te parece atractiva Jenny? - ¡Hombre!Do you find Jenny attractive? - You bet!
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acojonado(
ah
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koh
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hoh
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nah
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doh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(anxious)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. scared shitless
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Estoy acojonado porque si no apruebo este examen no podré entrar en la universidad.I'm scared shitless because if I don't pass this exam I won't get into university.
b. shit scared
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Penélope está acojonada porque cree que puede estar embarazada.Penelope is shit scared because she thinks she may be pregnant.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(astonished)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. amazed
Ese truco de magia me dejó acojonado. ¡Es genial!I was amazed by that magic trick. It's great!
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