Street Spanish – Colloquial Spanish negative titles/adjectives for people

This lesson is part of my “Street Spanish” course which is aimed at giving you all of the necessary Spanish vocabulary and expressions for speaking colloquially in Spanish.

In this lesson we will learn various negative Spanish colloquial titles and adjectives for people in Spanish such as “Mandón/Mandona” (bossy), “Veleta” (opportunist) or “Hortera” (tacky).

The Spanish vocabulary and expressions that you will find in this course are not the kind that you will find in regular textbooks and some should be used with caution as they are quite vulgar, but I want to give you an insight into exactly how Spanish people really speak on the street.

I would like to invite you to add you own additional Spanish phrases relevant to this topic. I have listed here the Spanish phrases that I can think of, but for sure there are many many more and I would love to hear your suggestions. Please use the comment form below….

Colloquial Spanish negative titles and adjectives for people:

Show-off: Fanfarrón/Fanfarrona
Cocky: Chulito/a
Common: Ordinario/a
Tacky: Hortera
Chav / Trashy: Choni (for a woman)
Fashion victim: Esclavo/a de la moda
Goody two shoes: Beato/a
Whip-cracker / Bossy: Mandón/Mandona
Nag / Boring / Irritating / Annoying: Pesado/a / Chapas
Under the thumb / Henpecked: Calzonazos (only for men)
Opportunist: Veleta
Free loader: Aprovechado/a
Social climber: Trepa
Loser: Desgraciado/a
Sucker: Mamón/Mamonazo
Good for nothing: Inútil
Party pooper: Aguafiestas
Stingy / Tight: Rácano/a
Disgusting / Dirty: Guarro/a
Crass: Grosero/a
Pervert: Pervertido / Viejo verde (for a dirty old man)
Stuck up / Posh: Pijo/a
Up oneself: Creído/a
Gullible: Ingenuo/a
Laughing stock: Hazmerreír
Brat: Niñato/a
Curmudgeon: Cascarrabias / Gruñón
Gossip: Chismoso/a
Small-town: Pueblerino/a / Paleto/a
Sponger / Slacker: Vago/a
Thug: Matón
Idiot: Gilipollas / Tonto/a
Ass kisser: Lameculos (vulgar) / Chupaculos (vulgar) / Pelota
Pain the a**: Un/a chapas / Un/a plasta

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