cojones

USAGE NOTE
This word is often used in the plural in sense 1).
cojones(
koh
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hoh
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nehs
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A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(courage)
a. balls
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
¡No tienes los cojones para pelearte conmigo!You don't have the balls to fight me!
b. guts
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Juan es un cobarde. No tiene los cojones para cruzar el río nadando.Juan is a coward. He doesn't have the guts to swim across the river.
cojón
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
2.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(male genitalia)
a. ball
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
No digas "cojones". Mejor usa la palabra "testículos".Don't say "balls." Use the word "testicles" instead.
3.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(bunch)
a. loads
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Mi tío perdió un cojón de dinero jugando al póquer por internet.My uncle lost loads of money playing online poker.
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cojones
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (vulgar)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. balls
¡ahora lo vas a hacer por cojones!you bloody, goddamn well ARE going to do it!
es bueno/malo de cojonesit's bloody, goddamn marvelous/awful
¡no me sale de los cojones!I can't be bloody, goddamn bothered!,, I can't be arsed!
tener cojonesto have balls
¡cojones!for fuck's sake!
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cojón
1 (testículo) ball (muy_familiar)
con cojones
es un tío con cojones he's got balls (vulgar) o guts (familiar)
echar cojones a algo to brave sth out
ya sé que es arriesgado, pero hay que echarle cojones y seguir adelante
estar hasta los cojones
estoy hasta los cojones de este trabajo I'm really pissed off with this job (muy_familiar); I'm fed up to the back teeth with this job (familiar); ya estoy hasta los cojones de que me insulte I'm totally pissed off with being insulted (muy_familiar)
hago lo que me sale de los cojones I do what I damn well like o bloody well like (muy_familiar)
¡olé sus cojones! good for him!
pasarse algo por (el forro de) los cojones
me lo paso por los cojones I don't give a fuck (vulgar) o toss (muy_familiar) about it
tener cojones
no tienes cojones de decírmelo a la cara you haven't got the balls to tell me to my face (vulgar)
tocar los cojones a algn
este tío me está tocando los cojones this guy is pissing me off (muy_familiar)
tocarse los cojones
se pasa el día tocándose los cojones he spends all day doing fuck all (vulgar) o sod all (muy_familiar)
2 (como exclamación)
callaos ya, ¡cojones! shut up, for fuck's sake! (vulgar)
¡los cojones! ¡y un cojón!: —dame el dinero —¡(y) un cojón o los cojones! "give me the money" — "go fuck yourself!" (vulgar)
3 (como intensificador)
¿qué cojones haces aquí? what the fuck are you doing here? (vulgar); pero, ¿quién cojones se han creído que son? who the fuck do they think they are? (vulgar)
de cojones
¡hace un frío de cojones! it's fucking freezing! (vulgar); con dos sueldos viven de cojones with two salaries they have a fucking great life (vulgar)
de los cojones
no aguanto al periodista ese de los cojones I can't stand that fucking journalist (vulgar)
por cojones
tienes que hacerlo por cojones you fucking well have to do it (vulgar)
4
un cojón (como adverbio)
cuesta un cojón it's worth a fucking fortune (vulgar); no me importa un cojón lo que tú digas I don't give a fuck what you think (vulgar); ese tío sabe un cojón he knows fucking loads (vulgar)
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