La Chingada

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For the place, see La Chingada, Veracruz.

La Chingada is a Mexican concept famously analysed by Octavio Paz in his book The Labyrinth of Solitude. The offspring of the male Spanish and the Native woman is usually identified as hijo de la chingada (the son of la Chingada): perhaps the strongest insult in Mexico. Chingada is typically noticed as "fuck" or related to the word. "Hijo de su chingada madre" means "son of a bitch" (madre means mother,chingada is "fuck" or other bad words, making the noun, madre, offensive or taboo.) However, the concept has since extended far beyond its original meaning.

Derivative words of the noun chingada or the verb chingar are also commonly used Mexican swear words. They can translate to English in many ways.

Spanish uses of the expression[edit]

The following list of expressions featuring "la chingada" appear in Gómez de Silva's Diccionario breve de mexicanismos (2001):

  • Estar dado a la Chingada: "to be given to La Chingada," that is, ruined, that you have lost everything.
  • Estar de la Chingada: to be somehow too bad, difficult, or complicated.
  • Ir hecho la Chingada: to go lightning-fast.
  • Ir a la Chingada: "to go to la Chingada," or to go away upset, to go fuck yourself.
  • Irse algo a la Chingada: to break or damage something, something "going away to La Chingada".
  • Llevárselo a alguien la Chingada: to be angry or in a tight spot.
  • Hijo de tu chingada madre: "you son of a bitch," calling someone else a son of a bitch instead of just saying it in general.
  • Mandar a alguien a la Chingada: "send someone to La Chingada," which means saying goodbye with disdain or annoyance to someone who is bothersome.
  • ¡Me lleva la Chingada!: "I'm fucked!"
  • Vete a la Chingada: Fuck off
  • Tu chingada madre : you motherfucker or also like your fucked mother

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