Today again a palabrota (four-letter word): cabrón. I know, I know, people get sick and tired of nasty words, but the fact is that I didn’t cover one in a long time and that’s actually an important one to know.

You may have heard of it before. Cabrón means “asshole”, bastard, “son of a bitch” (normally you say hijo de puta for this, but cabrón more or less means the same) or “cuckold”. There’s also a feminine form of the word: cabrona, which would translate to “bitch” in English.

*Note: In the Andes region cabrón can also mean “pimp”.


Su cabrón las maltrataba.
Their pimp treated them badly.

El muy cabrón.
The bastard.

La muy cabrona.
The bitch.

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Graham March 2, 2009 at 9:01 pm

You didn’t mention its other meaning of ‘cuckold’ (cornudo)


Ramses March 2, 2009 at 9:52 pm

You’re right, will add it right away. I think I forgot it because we don’t have such word in Dutch, so I never use it in that way :-) .


Raul March 2, 2009 at 10:32 pm

Hey Ramses, my buddies in Mexico call each other cabrón as a term of affection.

Que pedo, cabrón.

Almost like “wey”, or even “dude”.


Ramses March 3, 2009 at 5:42 pm

Yes, but that doesn't mean it's a nice thing to say ;-) . You wouldn't call your grandpa "cabrón" because you love him ;-) .


Jorge August 11, 2013 at 12:04 am

cerntainly not ….unless granpa really was a cabron then you show real love


Jade March 5, 2009 at 9:00 pm

You can say also “hijoputa” in a friendly way, but it doesnt mean it’s cute :P ahaha


Mads March 25, 2013 at 11:25 pm

Wichser/wixer is the German way to say cabron right?
You can call your friends cabron with a smile on your lips yes.


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