Rude travel phrasebooks: How to curse like a local
We've shown you how to eat like a local, hit the beach like a local and find the best locals' boozers. Now, should your holiday fail to be the sanctum of relaxation and tranquillity you'd planned, you can even curse like a native. Arm yourself with the expressions you really need when temperatures (and tempers) rise abroad with these colourful phrases – in French, German, Italian and Spanish – taken from the Marco Polo Phrasebooks series.
Ta gueule!/Ferme ta gueule!/Ferme ton clapet! – Shut your mouth!
De l'air!/Dégage!/Va te faire foutre! – Piss off/Go screw yourself!
Tête de nœud/Un nain – Dickhead/Prick/Complete idiot
Un fouille-merde – Shit-stirrer
être con comme un balais – To be as daft as a brush
Un lèche-cul – Arse kisser
Völliger Bockmist – Complete bullshit
Es ist zum Kotzen! – It makes you want to puke!
Arschloch!/Du Arsch! – Arse/asshole! You arse!
Trottel! – Jerk!
Das ist keinen Pfifferling wert – It's not worth a damn/straw
Miststück!/Mistkerl! – Douchebag!
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Un guastafeste – A party pooper
Farsela addosso/farsela sotto/Cagarsi sotto – To shit your pants with fear
È un gasato – He's/She's a boaster/A blowhard
Stronzo – Son of a bitch
Pezzo di merda – Scumbag
Rompicoglioni – A pain in the arse
¡Qué chorrada! – What bullshit!
Una patada en los cojones/huevos – A real kick in the nuts
Estar pedo/Llevar un pedo – To be as drunk as a skunk
Ser un bocazas – To have a large trap
¡Métetelo donde te quepa! – You can stick that where the sun don't shine!
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