Saying that someone’s lazy or idle can be done in several ways. Of course there’s always the word perezoso, along with flojo and even holgazán. However, the shortest and in my view the coolest words to say someonés lazy is vago.
Vago is a rather interesting word, as it not only means ‘lazy’ or ‘idle’. It can mean ‘vague’ or ‘slight’ at the same time. Remember the site vagos.es? I always thought that they meant it as “we’re lazy”, but in fact it’s more logical to use it as “we’re a vague bunch of people!”, considered all the pirated stuff that’s floating around over there.
*Grammatical note: the feminine form of vago is vaga. For perezoso it’s perezosa, for flojo it’s floja and for holgazán it’s holgazana.
Deja ya de hacer el vago.
Stop lazing around.
¡Mira que eres vago!
Look how lazy you are!
Tiene una vaga idea de lo que ocurrió.
He has a vague idea of what happened.
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