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naughty

Pronunciation: /ˈnɔːti/

Translation of naughty in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (-tier, -tiest)

  • 1.1 (mischievous) [child/dog] malo, travieso, pícaro (you) naughty girl! ¡mala! (more affectionate) ¡pícara!, ¡pillina! [colloquial/familiar] don't do that, it's naughty eso no se hace
    Example sentences
    • Sometimes it's like being a school teacher with a multitude of naughty children to look after.
    • I wasn't a very naughty child generally, so this was quite out of character.
    • If your child is naughty, maybe it is the parents that are at fault.
    1.2 [word] feo don't use such naughty language no digas palabrotas 1.3 (in adult context) he was a bit naughty not to consult them estuvo mal en no consultarlos you naughty thing! ¡pillo!, ¡sinvergüenza! 1.4 (risqué) [joke] atrevido, picante, subido de tono
    Example sentences
    • It was used to greatest effect when it makes the actors say rude or naughty things.
    • Explicit language makes a lot of us squirm because it's chock full of taboos: It's crude, it's naughty, it's raunchy, its real.
    • The lyrics to this very hummable song are extremely naughty, not smutty or crude, just enjoyably naughty.

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Today is the Día de los Santos Inocentes, a religious festival celebrated in the Spanish-speaking world to commemorate the New Testament story of the massacre of the "Innocents", by playing practical jokes, or inocentadas, on one another. The classic inocentada is to hang paper dolls on someone's back without their knowing. Spoof news stories also appear in newspapers and the media.