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Usage note
This interjection may also be spelled "huácala."
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(used to express disgust)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. gross
Mira esos dos chavos manoseándose en el parque. - ¡Guácala!Look at those two kids getting it on in the park. - Gross!
b. yuck
¡Guácala! Este aguacate ya se echó a perder.Yuck! This avocado has already gone bad.
c. ew
¡Guácala! Encontré un cabello en mi postre.Ew! I found a hair in my dessert.
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