carajo
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Usage note
This word must be preceded by the indefinite article in the sense shown in 4).
carajo(
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hoh
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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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carajo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
me importa un carajoI couldn't give a shit
irse al carajoto go down the tubes
¡vete al carajo!go to hell!
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
2. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¡carajo!damn it!
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carajo
1 (con valor enfático)
—me debes dinero —¡qué dinero ni qué carajo! "you owe me some money" — "I don't owe you a damn o bloody thing!" o "like hell I do!" (muy_familiar); ¡qué carajo, si no quiere venir que se quede! if he doesn't want to come he can damn well o bloody well stay! (muy_familiar)
2
un carajo
no entendí un carajo I didn't understand a damn o bloody thing (muy_familiar)
cuando abro un libro no entiendo un carajo no entendí un carajo, pero me aburrí mucho
me importa un carajo I couldn't give a damn (familiar) o toss (muy_familiar)
a mí me importa un carajo lo que pasa en el mundo
no vale un carajo it isn't worth a thing o penny; —llévame a mi casa —¡y un carajo! "take me home" — "like hell I will!" (familiar)
3
al carajo
¡al carajo con los libros! to hell with the books! (familiar)
si te hace pasar malos ratos, al carajo con tu marido
irse al carajo: ¡vete al carajo!, estoy harto de ti go to hell! I'm sick of you (muy_familiar); ¿que te ha tocado la lotería? ¡vete al carajo! you've won the lottery? like hell (you have)! (familiar); todo el trabajo se fue al carajo all the work went down the tubes (familiar)
nuestros planes se fueron al carajo
mandar al carajo: si te molesta, mándalo al carajo if he bothers you, tell him to piss off (vulgar)
mandó los estudios al carajo cuando encontró trabajo estoy tan harto que lo voy a mandar todo al carajo le mandó al carajo y le echó a patadas de la casa
4
del carajo
hace un frío del carajo it's bloody freezing (familiar); una bronca del carajo a hell of a row; ¡esta paella está del carajo! this is a damn good paella!; this paella is bloody brilliant (muy_familiar)
5 (pene) prick (vulgar); dick (vulgar)
en el quinto carajo in the back of beyond (familiar)
interjection
¡carajo! damn (it)! (familiar); ¡cállate ya, carajo! shut up, damn it! (familiar); ¡carajo, qué viento! this damn o bloody wind! (muy_familiar); ¡carajo con el coche! this damn o bloody car! (muy_familiar); damn this car! (muy_familiar)
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Phrases with "carajo"
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pinche carajo
fucking shit
qué carajo es eso
what the fuck that is
vamos, Leeds, carajo
let's go, Leeds, fuck yeah
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