Monday, June 28, 2010

¡Chinga tu madre!

This is another staple of Mexican Spanish.

In English we have "Fuck You", which is possibly the strongest insult in English.  But in Spanish...

¡Chinga tu madre!

Is quite possibly the top dog of insults.  It's certainly up there, so you've been warned.  Also take note that if you're the recipient of this, you've made someone very, very angry.

You see, in Mexican Spanish, insults involving the word "madre" are pretty damn strong.   It's like someone tossing in the F word while cussing you out in English.  They aren't just mad, they're furious.  And if you aren't familiar with the phrase the "F word", that's a polite way of referring to the word "Fuck" which is definitely the strongest swear word in the English language.  At least in American English.

You can also say "chíngate", which would be more of an equivalent to "Fuck you" in English, but in Mexican Spanish, when you seriously want to insult someone, best to go with...

¡Chinga tu madre!

Well, this one is short and sweet. As always, be careful with anything you learn on this blog, whether you're translating from English to Spanish  or vice-versa.

¡Hasta la próxima!

1 comment:

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