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20:04 May 14, 2000
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: puto
graffitti
Kirk Boragine


Summary of answers provided
naDepends
Martin Perazzo
naYou don't need a PROFESSIONAL TRANSLATORS FORUM to address this...
Yvette Camou
nafaggott
Jose Cordero
naDifficult, (Spain)/ 'chulo' = charming, fantastic (Chile)
Jan Cambridge
naCocksucker
Rafaela Graffos
naSee below
Rafael Arellano
na'boy', 'male prostitute' or 'a one hundred pesetas note'
Ivan Costa Pinto
na"PUTO" Excuse me, but is this a translation you're doing?
Carol Strong


  

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8 mins
"PUTO" Excuse me, but is this a translation you're doing?


Explanation:
puto m
1 a (prostituto) male prostitute,
2 (cabrón) son of a bitch,bastard
3 (Chi vulg) (proxeneta) pimp



    Any good general bilingual dictionary
Carol Strong
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19 mins
See below


Explanation:
As you can see, puto is a four letter word :) Therefore you gotta go with an equally offensive term in English.

Depending on what kinda puto you want you can go:

(fucking) faggot: if you want to denote homosexuality.
(fucking) chicken: if you want to denote cowardness.
or plain fucking (adj) if what you got is something like "apaga el puto televisor"

Hope it helps

Rafael Arellano
Mexico
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31 mins
'boy', 'male prostitute' or 'a one hundred pesetas note'


Explanation:
1-puto may be translated as a boy (also in Portuguese).--2 - puto may also signify a male prostitute (also in Portuguese).-- 3 - puto is a one hundred pesetas banknote.

Ivan Costa Pinto
United States
Local time: 21:31
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39 mins
Cocksucker


Explanation:
"puto" in graffitti is meant as the ultimate insult. Had it said "puta" it would have been "slut", but being a male expletive the equally offensive English translation is the above.

Rafaela Graffos
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
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5 hrs
Difficult, (Spain)/ 'chulo' = charming, fantastic (Chile)


Explanation:
Dicc de regionalismos de la lengua Espñola: Pablo Grosschmid y Cristina Echegoyen, Ed Juventud.

Jan Cambridge
Local time: 02:31
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5 hrs
Depends


Explanation:
An expletive. Depends on the context, situation, whether it's a noun (pimp, faggot, asshole) or an adjective (fucking, cocksucking,), etc. It's (almost) as versatile as the English "fuck/fucking".

Martín

Martin Perazzo
Spain
Local time: 03:31
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16 hrs
You don't need a PROFESSIONAL TRANSLATORS FORUM to address this...


Explanation:
Please delete this question.
I don't think this involves professional translation. These kind of questions shouldn't be addressed here. This can be openly discussed at any of those cheap chat rooms where profanity is the conventional way of speaking.

Yvette Camou
Mexico
Local time: 18:31
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1 day 4 hrs
faggott


Explanation:
peyorative for homosexual man

Jose Cordero
United States
Local time: 21:31
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