There are 2 main translations of diablo in English:

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diablo 1

also: feminine: diabla

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There are 2 main translations of diablo in English:

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diablo 2

sustantivo masculino

  • 1
    (demonio)
    este niño es el mismo diablo
    this child is a real devil o the devil himself
    es un diablillo, no para de hacer travesuras
    he's a little devil, he's always up to something
    como (el or un) diablo
    like crazy o mad
    [familiar]
    me duele como (el or un) diablo
    it hurts like crazy o mad
    [argot]
    corrió como un diablo
    he ran like the devil o like crazy o like mad
    [familiar] del diablo or de todos los diablos or de mil diablos [familiar]
    [familiar]
    está de un humor de mil diablos
    she's in a devil of a mood o in a filthy mood
    [familiar]
    hace un calor de todos los diablos
    it's sweltering
    [familiar]
    nos hizo un tiempo del diablo
    we had hellish o foul o terrible weather
    [familiar]
    donde el diablo perdió el poncho (América del Sur) [familiar]
    (en un lugar aislado)
    (en un lugar lejano)
    miles away
    [familiar]
    irse al diablo [familiar], todos mis planes se fueron al diablo
    all my plans went up in smoke
    [familiar]
    ¡vete al diablo!
    [familiar]
    mandar a alguien al diablo [familiar]
    to tell somebody to go to hell
    [familiar]
    mandar algo al diablo [familiar]
    to pack o (inglés británico) chuck something in [familiar]
    tener el diablo en el cuerpo
    to be a devil
    tentarel diablo las carga
    don't play with guns
    más sabe el diablo por viejo que por diablo más vale diablo conocido que ciento (Chile) or (Argentina) santo por conocer
    better the devil you know than the devil you don't

    Compounds

    diablos azules

    sustantivo plural masculino
  • 2 [familiar] (uso expletivo) See examples: ¿cómo diablos se habrá enterado?
    how the hell can he have found out?
    [familiar]
    ¿qué diablos haces tú aquí?
    what the hell are you doing here?
    [familiar]
    ¿y tú quién diablos eres para darme órdenes?
    who do you think you are, ordering me around like that?
    and who the hell are you to boss me around?
    [familiar]
Example sentences
  • Con el diablo en el cuerpo (ensayo, 2001).
  • Hay que huir de ellos como alma que ve al diablo.
  • Los diablos rojos son feroces en su cancha y fuera de ella.

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