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16:06 Dec 27, 2000
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: su madre
its just in a profile nothing is used around it
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Summary of answers provided
na"______ you too"sarita
na4th note (the insult)
Parrot
na((a note of caution))Heathcliff
nayour mother/their mother
Yolanda Broad
naHis/her mother
Agua


  

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14 mins
His/her mother


Explanation:
Hope it helps,

Mar

Agua
Spain
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 40

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Yolanda Broad
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1 hr
your mother/their mother


Explanation:
The previous answer is, of course, right. However, *su* indicates possession for *you* and *them*, too. You will have to look at the context to determine which one you need.

Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 05:14
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 668

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Dyran Altenburg
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3 hrs
((a note of caution))


Explanation:
In colloquial (and, particularly, street) conversation, "Su madre" is a standard comeback to an insult offered by another person. The implication, of course, is that whatever rude or indecent suggestion has been offered likewise applies (either actively or passively) to the speaker's mother.

This usage may not be the intended one in your context, but it's worth knowing about!

Cheers, HC

Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 02:14
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 843
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18 hrs
4th note (the insult)


Explanation:
The statement implies his/her/your mother's questionable character and/or the possibility of unknown father.

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 11:14
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 7645
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2 days 23 hrs
"______ you too"


Explanation:
In colloquial Spanish, any insult is made more intense or serious by the addendum, "su madre". Why is this more insulting? Culturally speaking, the mother is the most revered member of the household and insulting the mother of the household is getting right at the jugular vain of the person with whom you are disputing.


    Street experience, plus several slang dictionaries
sarita
United States
Local time: 05:14
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