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Spanish Word of the Day: Hostia

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Spanish Word of the Day: Hostia
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09:57 CEST+02:00
Today’s Word of the day is ‘hostia’. This is the word for communion bread but has become a curse word and should be used carefully so not to offend!

Communion bread

-        El cura dio la hostia consagrada  a cada uno de los feligreses.

              The priest gave the Holy Communion to those in the congregation.

Damn, damn it!

-        Hostia, ¿podrías mirar por dónde vas?

              Damn it! Could you look where you are going?

-        Me cago en la hostia, se me ha caído la silla en la pierna.

               Shit! The chair fell on my leg.

-        Hubo una discusión después del partido y se dieron de hostias.

              There was an argument after the game and they beat each other up of each other.  

-        Todo le molesta, tiene muy mala hostia.

               Everything angered her; she has a bad temper.

Pronunciation: Hos-ti-a

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