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19:38 May 29, 2001
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase:Why are you being such an ass?
Explanation: (Note that the upside-down question mark precedes the word "Por" and the word "que" carries the acent mark. My keyboard doesn't have these characters.)
The closest word in Spanish for the word
"ass" in this case would be "gilipollas"
which refers to a person who is a "jerk" a "prat" or a "jit." However, you could also use the word "imbecil" or "idiota" and acheive the same effect, depending on what country or region you're in. In Spain, the term "gilipollas" would be most frequently used in this case. In Latin America, "imbecil," "idiota," or another colloquial term that is more vulgar, would be more commonly used.
All three terms are gender specific. So if you are speaking of a subject that is female or male in gender you must use the appropriate articles (i.e. "el" or "la") when necessary.
The Oxford Spanish Dictionary, 9th editioin Personal knowledge