38 Spanish Curse Words that are NSFW

Every language has its own set of profanities and you’re bound to encounter one in daily conversations. Spanish language in particular has a rich vocabulary of swear words and the cursing can be quite colorful and creative!

Here in this article, we’ll share with you some Spanish swear words. But a quick word of caution though: if you’re one who easily gets offended OR YOU ARE A MINOR, stay away because there are some vulgar terms up ahead. Some of the words (okay, most of the words) in the list can be quite offensive to some, and this whole article starting from this point contains explicit language.

But if you’re not easily offended, go right ahead and check out the list of Spanish curse words.

I. A Few Reminders

  • Learn the words and understand, but use sparingly otherwise you’d be in for a load of trouble!
  • Just like in any other country, cursing can be very offensive and insulting, but among friends when used casually, a little bit of swearing is fine and even funny.
  • Learning about how a certain group of people curse can give you a lot of insights about what they find the most offensive, and would give you a peek into their collective minds.
  • Please remember that the translations given here are more or less the closest approximation to the Spanish curse words. And as slang terms, these words may carry a different equivalent depending on which part of the Spanish-speaking world you are.
  • If you want to get a copy of this list in a PDF format, you can download it by clicking the yellow button below. Upon signup, you'll be given access to a folder where you can find this list in PDF + other freebies.

Now, without further talk, check out below the list of Spanish swear words and phrases. First, you’ll see the simpler ones, but scroll down until the end. It’s where the more expressive vulgarities can be found.

II. Spanish Curse Words with English Translations

 Spanish curse wordsEnglish Translation or Equivalent
2carajofuck; damn it
3cogerto fuck
4idiotadumbass; jerk
6hijo de putason of a bitch/ motherfucker
10hijo de perrason of a bitch
11imbéciljerk; moron
12idiotajackass; stupid
18mamónprick; sucker
22apestarto suck
26lame botasass kisser
27vete al demoniogo to hell
bastard; shithead
31cabrónbastard, asshat, dick
32Tonto del culo
an idiot of the ass; dumb
33Puta madrefucking mother; motherfucker; fucking great

You have just scrolled through 33 of the milder cursing. Now get ready to go extreme. Here are the full sentence swearing to be used only on extreme scenarios.

III. Level 2 Spanish Cursing

34. Que te jodan. It is used in Spain as something similar to 'fuck you'.

35. Me cago en... is also used in Spain. It means "I shit on..."

For example:

  • Me cago en tu puta madre. I shit on your bitch of a mother. (yikes!))
  • Me cago en la madre que te parió! I shit on the mother that gave birth to you! (That’s quite awful!)
  • Me cago en Dios. I shit on God. (Now that’s just pure blasphemy!)

All of it sounds hair-raisingly vulgar, right?

“Me cago en…” can also be used in other ways such as:

  • Me cago en la leche. It literally means, “I shit on the milk” but it is used similar to “holy shit”
  • Me cago en tus muertos. I shit on your dead relatives. (dude! That’s sick.)
  • Me cago en la madre que te parió. (I shit on the mother that gave birth to you)

And the one that tops it all:

36. Que te folle un pez. (also used in Spain). It means "I hope you get fucked by a fish". (I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy, that’s for sure)

37. Que te den. Up yours. This is used like ‘fuck you’. (also used in Spain)

38. Que te den por culo. Also used like 'fuck you' same as the previous one, and also mainly used in Spain. 

IV. Conclusion

Phew. That was quite a list, wasn’t it? The Spanish sure know how to say a curse word or two. 

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Do you know any other colorful Spanish swear words that we missed on this article? Do share in the comments!

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