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hostia
-host
See the entry forhostia.
Presentél/ella/ustedconjugation ofhostiar.
hostia
-bash
Affirmative imperativeconjugation ofhostiar.

hostia

USAGE NOTE
This word is often used in the plural in the senses shown in 3), 4) and 5).
hostia(
ohs
-
tyah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (religious)
a. host
El sacerdote llevaba el cáliz con la hostia.The priest carried the chalice containing the host.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society.
(vulgar)
(blow)
a. thump
El luchador me dio una hostia que me dejó mareado.The wrestler gave me such a thump that I saw stars.
b. punch
El soldado le pegó una hostia en las costillas.The soldier gave him a punch in the ribs.
c. thwack
Me pegué una hostia con el carro y se le cayó una puerta.I gave my car such a thwack that one of the doors fell off.
3. (used as an intensifier)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Había la hostia de trago. ¡Y todo gratis!There was tons of booze. And all of it free!
¿Qué hostias vamos a hacer ahora?What the hell are we going to do now?
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
interjection
4.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society.
(vulgar)
(used to express surprise)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. Jesus
¡Hostia, qué fuerte! ¿Qué tiene ese trago?Jesus, that's strong! What's in that drink?
b. Christ
¡Hostia! No recuerdo. Eso ya pasó a la historia.Christ, I can't remember! That's ancient history now.
5.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society.
(vulgar)
(used to express annoyance)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. damn it
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society.
(vulgar)
¡Hostia! ¿Por qué hiciste eso?Damn it! Why did you do that?
b. bloody hell
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society.
(vulgar)
(United Kingdom)
¡Hostia! ¡Ya lo he roto!Bloody hell! I've broken it now!
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hostia
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (religion)
a. host
2. (vulgar)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. bash, punch
3. (accidente)
a. smash-up
4. (vulgar)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a.
¿para qué hostias…?why the hell…?
había la hostia de gentethe place was heaving
hace un frío de la hostiait's bloody, goddamn freezing out there!
ser la hostiato be
a toda hostiaat full pelt o flat out
tener mala hostiato be a mean bastard
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
interjection
5. (general)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a.
hostia
1 (Religión) host; consecrated wafer
2 (golpe) punch; bash (familiar); (choque) bang; bash (familiar); smash
dar de hostias a algn to kick the shit out of sb (vulgar)
Usted me pide que me encierre con Montaner en un ring a [darnos de hostias] a diestro y siniestro
liarse a hostias to get into a scrap (familiar); le pegué dos hostias I walloped him a couple of times (familiar)
3 (como exclamación)
¡hostia! (indicando sorpresa) Christ almighty! (muy_familiar); bloody hell! (muy_familiar); (indicando fastidio) damn it all!
damn it! >
4 (como intensificador)
de la hostia
ese inspector de la hostia that bloody inspector (muy_familiar); había un tráfico de la hostia the traffic was bloody awful (muy_familiar); una tormenta de la hostia a storm and a half (familiar)
ni hostia
no entiendo ni hostia I don't understand a damn o bloody word of it (familiar)
¡qué hostia(s)! (para negar) get away!; never!; no way! (familiar); (indicando rechazo) bollocks! (vulgar)
¿qué hostias quieres? what the hell do you want? (familiar); ¡qué libros ni qué hostias! books, my foot! (familiar) o my arse! (vulgar)
5
mala hostia
estar de mala hostia to be in a filthy (familiar) o shitty (vulgar) mood; tener mala hostia (mal carácter) to have a nasty streak; (mala suerte) to have rotten luck
6
déjate de hostias stop pissing around (vulgar); stop faffing around (familiar)
A Susqueda te lo cargaste por la tarde. Pero, por la mañana... -Anda, anda, haz el café y [déjate de hostias.]
echar hostias to shout blue murder (familiar); go up the wall (familiar)
hacer un par como unas hostias to muck it all up (familiar)
ir a toda hostia to go like the clappers (familiar)
no tiene media hostia he's no use at all; he's a dead loss (familiar)
salió cagando o echando hostias he shot out like a bat out of hell
ser la hostia
¡ese tío es la hostia! (con admiración) he's a hell of a guy! (familiar); (con enfado) what a shit he is! (vulgar)
y toda la hostia and all the rest
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