Spanish Word of the Day: 'Loco'

The Local
The Local - [email protected] • 9 Apr, 2019 Updated Tue 9 Apr 2019 08:29 CEST
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You've probably heard the word loco before, but do you know all the different uses for it?


It can mean to be mentally insane:

  • La vecina se volvió loca después de la guerra. Finalmente la tuvieron que internar.

          My neighbor went insane after the war. She was taken to a mental institute she was taken to a mental health institution


It can also mean to be crazy or wild


  • Mi primo estuvo en Miami una semana y se volvió loco. Estuvo de fiesta todo el tiempo.

              My cousin went to Miami for a week and went crazy.  He was partying the whole time.


Here are some other great phrases that useloco that you might not be familiar with.


  • Los adolescentes a veces hacen las cosas a lo loco.

              Teenager sometimes do things without thinking.


  • Después del concierto el público empezó a aplaudir a lo loco.

               After the concert the public started clapping  wildly.


  • Cada loco con su tema

               To each his own.


  • Su respuesta me dejó loco

               His answer drove me up the wall.


  • Llevan 2 días juntos pero dice que está loco por ella.

              They've been together for 2 days but he says that he is crazy about her.


  • Esta loco perdido

              He is completely mental.


  • ¿Me tomas por loco?

               Do you think I'm mad?




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The Local 2019/04/09 08:29

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