hello and welcome back to real English with real teachers my name is Harry I'm
not with child today because he has a cold when she only has a cold the world
stops so it's just going to be me today what we're going to do is look at some
of my favorite expressions in Spanish and we're going to translate them into
English or try to find out the equivalents in British and American
English today I'm going to try something a little bit different I'm going to do a
video in Spanish for the first time
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The first expression that we have today is "me cago en algo" (I poo in sth) .. it's a little vile but I like it
and it's used a lot in Spain to express very strong emotions.. and there
many versions of this expression, you can poo in any container! For example..
I poo in ten, i poo in god (lord, forgive me!), I poo in the prostitute, I poo in the milk..
I poo in the cup..so now i'm going to read you a couple of examples in spanish and
then translate them into english..
Jesus christ this isn't Star Wars!
I'm her blood
relative for f*** sake.
Jesus f***ing christ Dexter, get the f*** out
Oh for f*** sake
Hold him bloody hell!
bloody hell a thousand euros!
And in American English..do what I say, god damn it.
God damn it! We live in Manchester and they charge us for water!?
Let's go onto the next one. OK the next expression is "a tomar por culo" (take it up the bottom)
or if you are really posh you can say "a tomar por EL culo". Perfect grammar!
As far as I know you use this phrase to tell someone
to go away, to leave you in peace. And nowadays you can use it another way which I really like
If you are talking about a place which is really far away you can say
it is "a tomar por culo". Let's see how we translate it.
F*** off phony, I always dance alone
That sounds really American so I'm gonna read it
with an American accent. F*** off phony I always dance alone
you guys can both f*** off
Please f*** off after the beep.
Now, get the f*** out of here.
Ohh my! The translation of this one is just marvellous!
you can go yourself on the head. Now I don't think we say that you
can go f*** yourself on the head we'd probably have to say f*** yourself IN the
head but I don't think anyone would say this I would just say you go f*** yourself
umm get lost piss off mate and now we're going to
translate the other meaning of this expression which means really really far
Carlos lives f***ing far.
Noo, let's not go to the bus
station, it's in the middle of nowhere!
And now we've got two English equivalents
in English that aren't at all familiar to me.
Jose lives in butt-f*** Egypt.. so apparently they'd say that in America
and in the UK apparently we say Jose lives in bum-f*** Egypt now I've never heard
of those expressions so if you have please tell me in the comments below and let
me know if anyone actually uses those hideous expressions.. let's go onto the next one
the next one is absolutely great and it's used a lot, at least, amongst
Spanish people that I know, they use it loads! The word is "coñazo".. as far as I know this means
that something is really annoying, or a situation is very inconvenient.
some examples.. I couldn't sleep on the plane because there was
a baby crying, que coñazo! I couldn't sleep on the plane 'cos
there was a baby crying, what a pain in the arse!
stop being a pain! No one wants to organise the
party because it's a coñazo having
to call everybody! Nobody wants to organise the party because calling
everybody is a pain in the neck. Your friend is a coñazo, his negativity and pessimism
ruined the fun. Your friend is a drag! His negativity and
pessimism ruined the fun. And now, the best one!
No one wants to organise Jorge's party because it's a coñazo having to call everyone!
No one wants to organise Jose's party because it's a complete ballache having to call everyone that's my
favorite ballache..it's really funny. It's so annoying having to organise Jose's party
that it makes your balls ache.. as it's so annoying!
Well don't do it then! Stop hanging around with Jose! So that's all for today's video
I hope that you've enjoyed it and that you've learnt something new in
English and give the video a 'like' if you want more videos translating
expressions from Spanish to English.. thanks for watching and see you in the next one