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English translation: Bitch

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19:02 Sep 17, 2000
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: puto
insult?
Kinta
English translation:Bitch
Explanation:
A "puta" is a whore or prostitute, and the term "puto" is used to insult a male.
Bitch is the closest equivalent in American slang. Watch Oz on HBO or one of those East LA Chicano movies once in a while.
Selected response from:

George Rabel
Local time: 23:16
Grading comment
thank you, your the only one that didn't really yell at me for asking that.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naSome additional meanings in portuguese
M.Badra
nait dependsRafael Arellano
naDefinitely an insult
Russell Gillis
nawhore/prostitute/harlot (male)
Baruch Avidar
naBitch
George Rabel


  

Answers


4 mins
Bitch


Explanation:
A "puta" is a whore or prostitute, and the term "puto" is used to insult a male.
Bitch is the closest equivalent in American slang. Watch Oz on HBO or one of those East LA Chicano movies once in a while.

George Rabel
Local time: 23:16
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in pair: 1608
Grading comment
thank you, your the only one that didn't really yell at me for asking that.

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Yolanda Broad

Heathcliff
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7 mins
whore/prostitute/harlot (male)


Explanation:
An insult indeed!

Good luck!


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Baruch Avidar
Israel
Local time: 06:16
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 92

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Heathcliff
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7 mins
Definitely an insult


Explanation:
I'm curious as to why you would ask that type of question on this type of service - I don't think I'll even dignify that with a translation. Go here if you really want to know:

http://wordreference.com

Russell Gillis
Local time: 21:16
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 667

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Patricia Harpstrite

Heathcliff
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23 mins
it depends


Explanation:
Puto: maricón, o sea gay, homosexual. Es despectivo. Podría ser "fucking faggot", o algo así.
Puto: cobarde, que no se atreve podría ser "chickenshit".
Puto: como adjetivo, ej. "el puto televisor se descompuso" podría ser: "the fucking tv broke down".
Espero que sea de ayuda

Rafael Arellano
Mexico
Local time: 22:16
PRO pts in pair: 2

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Patricia Harpstrite

Heathcliff
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13 hrs
Some additional meanings in portuguese


Explanation:
This word has in Portuguese the same meaning that in Spanish. But it has some more meanings:
- I heard that in certain regions of Portugal it has a meaning of "kid", and it is not a bad word at all
- In Brasil, it has a lot of additional meanings:
- Scoundrel, without any sexual connotation, but quite rude anyway
- furious, enraged, pissed off: "Ele ficou puto da vida". To be a less - but just a little less - rude, one can say "p" instead of puto
- the expression: "Estou sem um puto" means "I'm broken" or, more litteraly, "I don't have a single penny".

REgards,

Márcio

M.Badra
Brazil
Local time: 01:16
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
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