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La Roja’s Gringa Guide to Spanish: ¿Hung Over?

by Amanda La Gringa
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Lesson 7: How to Say You’re Hungover.

Hola! I’m here to get you ready for the weekend with a quick lesson on how to express your pain after a noche full of fiesta. As with many terms in Spanish, there isn’t just one way to say you’re hungover, but I’ve done my best to compile a list and it’s up to you to decide which works best for you!

Estoy crudo:

This is the term I learned in Mexico, but it also seems to be a widely-used phrase to express the hang-over. Also, in case you didn’t know, crudo means raw….used also when ordering your steak rare/medium-rare (double lesson, bam!)

Estoy de goma:

Definitely the funniest way to express being hungover, Estoy de goma, literally means: I’m gummy or I’m made of rubber. So, if not just to get a laugh out of people, this could be a fun way to express a not-so-fun feeling!

Tengo resaca:

Apparently, this is the “official” way to say hungover, since if you look up resaca in the Spanish dictionary…it tells you: hungover.

But, if you ask me, it’s boring…so I’ll stick with crudo or goma 🙂

Have you learned another phrase, but I didn’t mention it? Por favor, add it below in the comments section. Gracias!

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1 comment

Margarita Gonzalez February 24, 2012 - 10:29 am

Love your blog. Here’s my word…
in Colombian speak, we say ‘guayabo.’ Example, “tengo un guayabo de tomar tanto aguardiente.”


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