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Stop running your mouth!

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by The Ed of The Lane, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. The Ed of The Lane

    The Ed of The Lane Senior Member

    Costa Blanca
    England (English)
    Where I'm from we have the phrases "You run your mouth a lot", "Stop running your mouth!"
    This means that a person talks a lot, but in a sense of trying to get a phsychological advantage over the opponent in a game/contest/competition.
    The person 'running their mouth' would say stuff like:
    - I'm going to win easily!
    - Why do you want to play another match, do you enjoy losing?
    - Ready to lose?

    Is there anything similar in Spanish?
     
  2. Filis Cañí Senior Member

    The hills
    Triana, caló
    Eres un bocazas.
     
  3. JoseBon Senior Member

    Temuco - Chile
    español
    Si, en español tenemos una acepción para ese tipo de comentarios o personas y es que estan "fanfarroneando".
    Según la RAE:
    fanfarrón, na.


    1. adj. Que se precia y hace alarde de lo que no es, y en particular de valiente. U. t. c. s.


    2. adj. Dicho de una cosa: Que tiene mucha apariencia y hojarasca.

    Otra frase podría ser, dependiendo de la zona geográfica donde uno viva: Alardear, Presumir, etc.

    Saludos
     
  4. nuri148

    nuri148 Senior Member

    Frankfurt, Deutschland
    Argentina, Spanish
    In Argentina we would say that the person "se manda la parte":

    -Voy a ganar muy fácil
    - No te mandes la parte, que todavia no empezamos a jugar

    - ¿De verdad Juan se fue a su casa con dos modelos?
    - ¡No! No le hagas caso, le encanta mandarse la parte

    The person who acts like this is called a "mandaparte".

    The proper spanish word would be fanfarrón /fanfarronear, but I don't know ir there are any other more informal expression is Spain.
     
  5. The Ed of The Lane

    The Ed of The Lane Senior Member

    Costa Blanca
    England (English)
    ¡Muchas gracias a todos! ¡3 palabras distintas que puedo usar!
     

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