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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?
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Christy
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Summary of answers provided
na¿Por que eres tan estupido?Paula De Monte
naPor que te haces el gilipollas?susu21
naPorqué te comportas tan estupidamente?
Carol Hart
na¿Por qué te estás portando como un estúpido?Carolina R
na¿Por qué estás siendo tan estúpido?Carolina R
na¿Porqué eres tan malo?xxxtrans4u


  

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11 mins
¿Porqué eres tan malo?


Explanation:
Why are you so mean?

xxxtrans4u
PRO pts in pair: 387

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Carolina R: Por qué must be separated in questions
46 mins

Bertha S. Deffenbaugh: Por qué se escribe separado.
10 hrs
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22 mins
¿Por qué estás siendo tan estúpido?


Explanation:
Por qué: must be separated in questions
are you being: estás siendo
ass: estúpido = stupid

Suerte

Carolina
Linguistic and Literature studies

Carolina R

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Bertha S. Deffenbaugh: "ESTáS SIENDO" IS NOT CORRECT SPANISH. ONLY "ERES".
10 hrs
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27 mins
¿Por qué te estás portando como un estúpido?


Explanation:
This is not literal, but you can use it.
Means: Why are you behaving like an stupid?


Carolina

Carolina R

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Patricia Lutteral
9 hrs

Bertha S. Deffenbaugh: TET ESTáS PORTANDO IS NOT CORRECT SPANISH." P Q "TE PORTAS"
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1 hr
Porqué te comportas tan estupidamente?


Explanation:
ass= is a donkey and they are usually simbols of stuborness or stupidity.


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Carol Hart
United States
Local time: 09:22
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 133

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Carolina R: Por qué must be separated in questions
25 mins

Bertha S. Deffenbaugh: POR QUé IS NOT THE SAME AS PORQUE.
9 hrs
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10 hrs
¿Por que eres tan estupido?


Explanation:
Me parece esta la traduccion mas adecuada, aunque quiero aclarar que no se refiere a que es siempre estupido, sino que en esta ocasion se esta comportando como un estupido.


Paula De Monte
Local time: 11:22
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Bertha S. Deffenbaugh: IN SPANISH WE NEED "TILDES". THERE ARE 2 MISSING.
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14 hrs
Por que te haces el gilipollas?


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
susu21
Spain
Local time: 15:22

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
claudi: or favor!!! esto es un disparate. La palabra mas cercana para ass es otra cosa no gilipollas
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