puñeta

USAGE NOTE
This word is often used in the plural in the sense shown in 4).
puñeta(
poo
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nyeh
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tah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (clothing)
a. border
Los juristas solían vestir togas negras que tenían puñetas blancas.Jurists used to wear a black robe with white borders.
b. edging
La puñeta del mantel tiene un diseño intrincado.The edging of the tablecloth has an intricate design.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(annoyance)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Los manifestantes siempre hacen la puñeta a los automovilistas.Protesters are always causing trouble for drivers.
En la clase que doy hay un alumno que hace la puñeta y distrae a los demás.There's a student in my class who is always messing around and distracts the rest of the students.
3.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(sexual stimulation) (Andes)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
a. masturbation
Desde que mi hermano alcanzó la pubertad, la única cosa que parece ocupar su tiempo es la puñeta.Ever since my brother hit puberty, the only thing that seems to occupy his time is masturbation.
b. hand job
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¡No me acosté con él! Solo le hice una puñeta.I didn't sleep with him! I just gave him a hand job.
c. wank
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(United Kingdom)
Profesora, Marcos dijo "puñeta".Teacher, Marcos said "wank."
d.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
A ver, ¿Loli te hizo la puñeta anoche?So, did Loli jerk you off last night?
Cuando abrí la puerta, Maribel le estaba haciendo la puñeta a Jorge.When I opened the door, Maribel was giving Jorge a hand job.
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 (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(used to indicate annoyance)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. shit
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
¡Puñetas! Ya se agotaron los boletos para el concierto.Shit! The tickets for the concert are already sold out.
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puñeta
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (colloquial)
a.
hacer la puñetato be a pain
mandar a alguien a hacer puñetasto tell somebody to get lost
2. (bocamanga)
a. border
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
interjection
3. (colloquial)
a.
¡puñeta!, ¡puñetas!damn it!
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puñeta
1 (indicando enojo)
¡no me vengas con puñetas! give me peace!; stop your whining!; ¡qué coche ni que puñetas! car my arse! (vulgar); tengo un catarro de la puñeta I've got a hellish o a stinking cold (familiar); I've got a bloody awful cold (muy_familiar)
irse a hacer puñetas to go to hell (familiar)
¡vete a hacer puñetas! go to hell! (familiar)
["Vete a hacer puñetas",] cuenta que le contestó el presidente.
2
hacer la puñeta a algn to screw sb around (vulgar)
interjection
¡puñetas! ¡qué puñetas! (indicando enojo) shit! (vulgar); hell! (familiar); (indicando asombro) bugger me! (vulgar); well I'm damned!
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