arse
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arse(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(anatomy) (United Kingdom)
a. el culo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I gave him a kick up the arse and told him to get going.Le di una patada en el culo y le dije que se moviera.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(idiot) (United Kingdom)
a. el imbécil
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la imbécil
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You arse! Why did you go and tell her?¡Imbécil! ¿Por qué se lo dijiste?
b. el pendejo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la pendeja
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I got some arse on the phone who refused to help me.Me contestó un pendejo de esos que se niegan a ayudarte.
c. el boludo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la boluda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Regionalism used in Costa Rica
(Costa Rica)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
That arse never gets anything right.A ese boludo nunca le sale nada bien.
d. el gilipollas
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la gilipollas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The silly arse has gone and lost the key.El muy gilipollas ha perdido la llave.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(to fool around; often used with "about" or "around") (United Kingdom)
a. hacer el imbécil
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I'm sick and tired of you. You've been arsing around all day long.Estoy harta de ustedes. Han estado haciendo el imbécil todo el santo día.
b. hacer el ganso
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Why don't you just stop arsing around and do something useful for a change?¿Por qué no dejas de hacer el ganso y haces algo útil para variar?
c. hacer el gilipollas
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
What are we doing here? Nothing! We're just arsing about. I don't understand why don't we just leave.¿Qué hacemos aquí? ¡Nada! Estamos haciendo el gilipollas. No entiendo por qué no nos vamos.
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arse
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (buttocks)
a. el culo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (stupid person)
a. el gilipollas
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
la gilipollas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
b. el pendejo(a)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
la pendejo(a)
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
c. el boludo(a)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
la boludo(a)
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(River Plate)
to make an arse of oneselfquedar como un(a) gilipollas, un(a) pendejo(a), un(a) boludo(a)
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arse [ɑːs] (Britain)
noun
culo (very_informal) (m)
get (up) off your arse! ¡mueve el culo! (very_informal); move or shift your arse! (move over) córrete para allá; (hurry up) ¡mueve el culo! (very_informal)
he can't tell his arse from his elbow no tiene ni puñetera or puta idea (very_informal); confunde la velocidad con el tocino (informal)
transitive verb
I can't be arsed no me apetece un huevo (very_informal)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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