36 Spanish Curse Words that are NSFW

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April 18, 2019

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Ever wondered how to swear in Spanish? Here in this article, you'll learn some Spanish curse words that are definitely offensive. So remember to use sparingly and only when needed!

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A quick word of caution before we proceed: if you’re one who easily gets offended OR IF 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.
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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
1joder
(Spain)
fuck; shit
2carajo (Latin America) fuck; shit
3coger (Latin America)to fuck
4Idiota (Spain, Latin America)dumbass; jerk; idiot
5Estúpido (Spain, Latin America)stupid
6hijo de puta (Spain, Latin America)son of a bitch
7tortilla (Latin America)dyke
8Mierda (Spain, Latin America)shit
9Imbécil (Spain, Latin America)jerk; imbecil
10hijo de perra (Spain, Latin America)son of a bitch
11Pendejo (Latin America)asshole; dumbass
12Puta (Spain, Latin America)Bitch
13Zorra (Spain, Latin America)Bitch; whore
14Marica (Spain, Latin America)fag
15Maricón (Spain, Latin America)faggot
16coño
(venezuela)
Goddamn it!
17Maldito (Spain, Latin America)Damn you!
18coño
(Spain)
Pussy
19Apestar (México)to suck; to stink
20Bastardo (Spain, Latin America)bastard
21Culo (Spain, Latin America)ass
22Tarado (Latin America)moron
23lame botas (Latin America)ass kisser
24vete al demonio (Spain, Latin America)go to hell
25Mamahuevo; mamagüevo (Venezuela)cocksucker
26Huevón (Latin America)asshole; dumbass
27Gilipollas
(Spain)
stupid; shithead
28Cabrón (Latin America)bastard; dick
29Malparido (Latin America)motherfucker; son of a bitch
30Puta madre (Latin America)Goddamn it! Fuck!
31A la mierda! (Latin America)Holy shit!

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

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

33. 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:

34. 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)

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

36. 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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Janey is a fan of different languages and studied Spanish, German, Mandarin, and Japanese in college. She has now added French into the mix, though English will always be her first love. She loves reading anything (including product labels).

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