el asco
-the disgust
See the entry for asco.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (feeling)
a. disgust
Me miró con asco cuando le dije que la había engañado.She looked at me with disgust when I told her that I had cheated on her.
b. revulsion
Mi marido siempre cambia el pañal de nuestro bebé con asco.My husband always changes our baby's diaper in revulsion.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(repugnant person or thing)
a. disgusting (adjective)
Todos piensan que su comportamiento hacia las mujeres en la oficina es un asco.Everyone thinks his behavior towards the women in the office is disgusting.
b. awful (adjective)
El examen fue un asco; no me sabía ninguna de las respuestas.The exam was just awful. I didn't know any of the answers.
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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. (sensación)
a. disgust, revulsion
me da ascoI find it disgusting
las anguilas me dan ascoI find eels disgusting
¡me das asco!you make me sick!
siento ascoI feel sick
¡qué asco!how disgusting!
tener asco a algoto find something disgusting
hacer ascos ato turn one's nose up at
no le hace ascos a nada/nadiehe won't turn down anything/anyone
2. (colloquial)
ser un ascoto be the pits
es un asco de lugarit's a hole
estar hecho un ascoto be filthy
¡qué asco de tiempo!what foul weather!
¡qué asco de vida!what a life!
1 (sensación) disgust; revulsion
¡qué asco! how disgusting!; how revolting!; ¡qué asco de gente! what awful o ghastly (familiar) people!; coger asco a algo to get sick of sth; dar asco a algn to sicken sb; disgust sb; me das asco you disgust me; me dan asco las aceitunas I loathe olives; hacer ascos a algo to turn up one's nose at sth; poner cara de asco to look disgusted; pull a face
no pongas esa cara de asco, es sólo un pastel de chocolate
morirse de asco (España) to be bored to tears o to death
2 (objeto)
es un asco it's disgusting; estar hecho un asco to be filthy; poner a algn de asco (México) to call sb all sorts of names
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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