Cabrón, or cabrona for a woman, is a word you're definitely going to want to have a good handle on. And like most bad words, it can mean different things in different contexts.
To start with, as an insult it's equivalent to calling someone a dick, asshole, or bastard. Let's take a look a few examples:
Me cae mal ese pinche cabrón
I don't like that fucking bastard
No seas cabrón
Don't be an asshole
Que cabrón eres
You're a real asshole
I think you get the point. You can also use the word cabrón to talk about things in a positive light:
¿Te gusta el hotel?
Esta cabrón guey
Do you like the hotel?
It's the shit dude
You can use cabrón to talk about difficult situations or when something is just hard to deal with:
El calor está tan cabrón
This heat is fucking unbearable
La situación en Haití está bien cabrón
The situation is Haiti is really fucking bad
You can use it as a greeting:
¿Qué onda cabrón?
Make sure you're really good friends with someone before you use this.
Lastly, you can use cabrón or cabrona to say someone is really good at something.
Mi vecino está cabrón con los computadores
My neighbor is really fucking good with computers
I'm the shit
Ya. Considered yourself armed, dangerous and well equipped to use cabrón in the wild! But as always, ten cuidado with these expressions.
¡Hasta la próxima!