qué bestia

qué bestia(
keh
 
behs
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tyah
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (obtuse, violent, or awkward)
a. what a brute
¿Viste qué bofetada le dio esa madre a su hijo? ¡Qué bestia!Did you see the way that mother slapped her son? What a brute!
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(unbelievable)
a. how incredible
¡Vaya ola! ¡Qué bestia! Casi arrastra al señor que estaba haciendo la foto.What a wave! How incredible! It almost swept away the man taking the photo.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¿Cómo puedes levantar todo ese peso con una sola mano? ¡Qué bestia!How can you lift all that weight with just one hand? I'm amazed!
Usain Bolt ha vuelto a batir su propio récord. - ¡Qué bestia!Usain Bolt has once again broken his own record. - He's amazing!
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Yo no podría nunca doblarme como tú. ¡Qué bestia! Pareces una contorsionista.I could never bend like you. It's amazing! You look like a contortionist.
Mi hija sacó otra vez la nota más alta de la clase. - ¡Qué bestia! Debes de estar muy orgulloso de ella.My daughter got the highest grade in the class again. - She's amazing! You must be very proud of her.
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