Street Spanish – Different types of swearing in Spanish
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 see many different types of swearing in Spanish such as “Decir tacos” (To swear), “Usar palabras guarras” (To use dirty words) or “Usar palabrotas” (To use big words). This type of speaking is all part of the Spanish “Lenguaje soez” (“The low language”).
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….
Different types of swearing in Spanish:
“El lenguaje soez”: The low language
Maldiciones: Curse words
Maldecir: To curse
Palabrotas: Big words
Usar palabrotas: To use big words
Insultar: To insult
Usar vulgaridades: To use vulgarities
Tacos: Swear words
Decir tacos: To say swear words
Palabras guarras: Dirty words
Usar palabras guarras: To use dirty words
Groserías: Impolite words
Usar groserías: To use impolite words
Palabras feas: Ugly words
Decir palabras feas: To say ugly words
Injuriar: To slander
Usar irreverencias: To use profanities
Blafemar: To blaspheme
Jurar (por Dios): To swear (in the name of God)
Echar votos y reniegos: To swear
Renegar: To renounce God / Blaspheme