Translation of demonio in English:



  • 1 (diablo) devil este hijo mío es un demonio this child of mine is a little devil o demon como el demonio [familiar/colloquial], esto pesa como el demonio this weighs a ton [colloquial/familiar] el trabajo lo hizo como el demonio he made a real mess o botch o (BrE) pig's ear of the job [colloquial/familiar] nos salió todo como el demonio it all went terribly wrong, it turned out to be a fiasco [colloquial/familiar] de (los) mil demonios [familiar/colloquial] terrible tiene un carácter de los mil demonios he's really foul-tempered, he has a terrible o foul temper … ni qué demonios [familiar/colloquial], ¡qué mecánico ni qué demonios! esto lo arreglo yo what on earth o what the hell do we need a repairman o mechanic for? I can fix this myself [colloquial/familiar] ¡qué catedrático ni qué demonios! no es más que un maestro like hell he's a professor! o professor, my foot! he's just an ordinary schoolteacher [colloquial/familiar] llevarse a algn el demonio/los demonios [familiar/colloquial], se lo llevan los demonios cuando … he sees red o he gets mad when … [colloquial/familiar] mandar a algn al demonio [familiar/colloquial] to tell sb to go to hell [colloquial/familiar] ¡vete al demonio! go to hell! [slang/argot] oler/saber a demonios [familiar/colloquial] to smell/taste awful o foul o vile ponerse como or hecho un demonio [familiar/colloquial] to go berserk o bananas [colloquial/familiar], to hit the roof [colloquial/familiar], to blow one's top [colloquial/familiar]
  • 2 2.1 [familiar/colloquial] (uso expletivo) ¿qué demonios estás haciendo aquí? what the hell o the devil are you doing here? [colloquial/familiar] 2.2¡demonio(s)! (expresando enfado) damn! [colloquial/familiar] (expresando sorpresa) goodness!, heavens!

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Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.