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"Eufemismo" is a noun which is often translated as "euphemism", and "jerga" is a noun which is often translated as "jargon". Learn more about the difference between "eufemismo" and "jerga" below.
eufemismo(
eyoo
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feh
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mees
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moh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (general)
a. euphemism
"Tenemos que dejarte ir" es un eufemismo para decir "estás despedido"."We'll have to let you go" is a euphemism for "you're fired."
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jerga(
hehr
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gah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (argot)
a. jargon
Los alumnos de la Facultad de Medicina usan mucha jerga médica.The students from the Medical School use a lot of medical jargon.
El documento es difícil de comprender por la jerga jurídica.This document is difficult to understand because of the legal jargon.
b. slang
En la jerga de Argentina, "guita" significa "dinero".In Argentina, "guita" is slang for "money."
2. (nonsense talk)
a. gobbledygook
¡El bebé dijo "papá!" - No, estoy seguro de que era solo jerga.The baby just said "dad"! - No, I'm sure it just was gobbledygook.
b. gibberish
Hablaban en jerga para que nosotros no entendiéramos lo que decían.They were speaking gibberish so we wouldn't understand what they were saying.
c. mumbo jumbo
¿Están hablando un dialecto regional o es solo jerga? No entiendo nada.Are they speaking a regional dialect or is it just mumbo jumbo? I can't understand anything.
3. (cover)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. horse blanket
Le coloqué la jerga a la yegua una semana antes de que comenzara el invierno.I put the horse blanket on the mare a week before the winter started.
4. (cleaning supply)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. floorcloth
El conserje limpió el piso con la jerga.The superintendent cleaned the floor with a floorcloth.
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