queer
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Usage note
Words labeled “extremely offensive” are profoundly insulting and are often used to discriminate or offend. However, this word may be used by a member of the LGBTQ community in a way not intended to offend in the senses shown in 2) and 3).
queer
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(sexuality)
a. el queer
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la queer
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Maybe you do not belong in any of these categories and you are just a queer.Tal vez no pertenezcas a ninguna de esas categorías y seas simplemente una queer.
b. el homosexual
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la homosexual
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Just because I'm a queer doesn't mean I love Elton John and musicals.Solo porque soy homosexual no quiere decir que me encanten Elton John y los musicales.
c. el gay
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la gay
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'm afraid to tell my parents that I am a queer, but I have to do it.Tengo miedo de decirles a mis padres que soy gay, pero hay que hacerlo.
2.
A word or phrase that is gravely offensive and taboo in all contexts (e.g. nigger, cunt).
(extremely offensive)
(homosexual)
a. el maricón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is gravely offensive and taboo in all contexts (e.g. nigger, cunt).
(extremely offensive)
Don't touch me again or I'll punch you in the face, you queer!No me vuelvas a tocar maricón, o ¡te doy un puñetazo!
b. el marica
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is gravely offensive and taboo in all contexts (e.g. nigger, cunt).
(extremely offensive)
Why don't you just admit it? Everybody knows you're a queer.¿Por qué no lo admites? Todo el mundo sabe que eres marica.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(sexuality)
a. queer
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I identify as queer because I am attracted to multiple genders.Me identifico como queer porque me siento atraído por diferentes sexos.
b. gay
The queer population of Sitges is very politically active.La población gay de Sitges es muy activa políticamente.
c. homosexual
It's not easy being queer in a community that isn't open-minded.No es fácil ser homosexual en una comunidad estrecha de miras.
4.
A word or phrase that is gravely offensive and taboo in all contexts (e.g. nigger, cunt).
(extremely offensive)
(homosexual)
a. maricón
A word or phrase that is gravely offensive and taboo in all contexts (e.g. nigger, cunt).
(extremely offensive)
He sings in the choir and dances. I bet he's queer.Canta en el coro y baila. ¿A que no es maricón?
b. marica
A word or phrase that is gravely offensive and taboo in all contexts (e.g. nigger, cunt).
(extremely offensive)
My brother listens to the queerest music, like Cher and Boy George.Mi hermano escucha la música más marica, como Cher y Boy George.
5. (area of study)
a. queer
My professor just published a book about gender and queer theory.Mi profesora acaba de publicar un libro sobre el género y la teoría queer.
6. (unusual) (United Kingdom)
a. raro
I left my keys here on the table just a moment ago, and now they're gone. How very queer.Dejé mis llaves aquí en la mesa y ahora no están. Qué cosa más rara.
b. extraño
Don't you think it rather queer there aren't more people in the shops today?¿No te parece bastante extraño que no haya más gente en las tiendas hoy?
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(ill) (United Kingdom)
a. mal
I'm feeling a bit queer. I'm going to have a lie-down.Me siento medio mal. Voy a echarme.
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queer
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (fam pej)
a. el marica m, maricón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(male homosexual)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (strange)
a. raro(a), extraño(a)
3. (suspicious)
a. raro(a), sospechoso(a)
4. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(unwell)
to feel queerencontrarse mal
to come over or to be taken queerponerse malo(a)
5. (fam pej)
a. marica, maricón (homosexual)
queer cinemacine gay
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to queer somebody's pitchaguarle la fiesta a alguien
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queer [kwɪəʳ]
adjective
queerer (comparative)queerest (superlative)
1 (odd) raro; extraño
there's something queer going on pasa algo raro or extraño; there was a queer noise coming from the kitchen había un ruido raro en la cocina
what's queer about it?
to be queer in the head andar mal de la cabeza (informal)
to be in Queer Street (Britain) estar en apuros
if he left now, we'd be in Queer Street
2 (Britain) (ill)
to feel queer no sentirse bien; encontrarse mal; to come over queer ponerse malo
3 (homosexual) maricón (very_informal); marica (very_informal)
noun
(homosexual) maricón (very_informal) (m); marica (very_informal) (m)
transitive verb
to queer sb's pitch fastidiar a algn
We did everything we could for you here, and you repay the school by doing your best to queer the pitch for us at a university to which we normally send a number of boys financial analysts in mainstream firms queer the pitch for sales staff if they advise clients to do nothing for six months
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