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Spanish Slang Dictionary





This dictionary is a comprehensive and in-depth look at all the slang, vulgarisms, curses, and insults, plus idioms, expressions, and a lot more, available in Spanish. If you enjoy Latin American films, television, or whatever, you'll find many of the words and phrases used in here. As always with slang, be careful using what you hear; it may not work quite the way you expect.

A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P Q R S T U V Y Z


gallego
n.m./f. Spanish person. (back slang; used in Argentina; generally insulting)

gallito
n.m. tough guy. (n.b.: very common in Mexico)

ganarse de mano
idiom. beat someone to something. (lit.: to win for oneself of/from a hand)

ganso
n.m. academically brilliant person with few social skills

garcar
v. shit; poop. (reversed form of cargar)

garpar
v. pay; make payment. (reversed form of pagar)

gastar una broma a algn
idiom. play a joke on; have fun at someone's expense

gato
n.m. slut; sleazy woman. (lit.: cat; applies to women only)

gay
adj. gay; homosexual. (from English; n.b.: colloquial, not offensive)

gilí
adj. dumb; stupid; silly

gilipollas
n.m. idiot; ass; asshole. (used in Spain)

girafa
n.f. giant; beanstalk; very tall person. (lit.: giraffe)

gorrón
n.m. scrounger, freeloader. (n.b.: Mexican colloquialism)

gringo, -a
n.m./f. American person. (used in some Spanish-speaking countries)

gringolandia
n.f. U.S. (used in some Spanish-speaking countries)

grone
n.m. dark-skinned person. (reversed form of negro; note that grone does not necessarily refer to people of African origin, but to anyone with a particularly dark complexion)

guagua
n.f. bus. (used in Cuba and the Cono del Sur region)

guagua
n.f. baby. (used in Chine)

guaperas
n.m. hunk; hot guy. (used in Spain)

guay
adj. cool, super, great

guiri
n.m./f. foreigner; tourist

guitarrear
v. talk about anything in order to avoid answering a question. (used in Argentina)


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