Monday, November 29, 2010

¡No soy joto!

No soy joto
I'm not a fag

Like in English, there are many ways to talk about homosexuals.  And if you want to be politically correct, this is not one of them.

Joto is a very offense way of calling someone gay.  Except that is much stronger the word gay.  It's more like the word fag.  And for those of you don't know, fag is short for faggot.

There's also the word puto, which also means fag.  So when it's time to hurl insults, you've got at least two options.  But just like in English, there's more than one way to skin a cat, so let's look at a few other words.

There's also maricón and marica, which for all practical purposes, mean the same thing.   And interestingly enough, sometimes puto and maricón can be used as a greeting among friends.  Clearly you need to be on very good terms with your friends for these kinds of greetings.

The standard non-offensive words are homosexual and gay.  Homosexual and gay have the same spelling in English and Spanish, just the pronunciation differs.

Let's look at a few simple examples:

¡Qué joto eres!
You're such a fag

Mire ese puto
Look at that fag

I don't think it will be hard for you to figure out how to use these, we don't need a ton of examples.

That's it for today, short, sweet and to the point!

¡Espero que te sirva!

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