10 Ways In Spanish To Say You Hate A Person (Or Thing)

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Every Spanish student has someone (or something) that really gets on their nerves.

There are times in our lives where we just need to express our deep dislike or hatred of a person or thing. 馃槧

How do you do this in Spanish?

There are several different ways to express hatred in Spanish, and although it's not a nice topic to cover, it's a necessary one!

Follow on to learn different ways to say you hate a thing or person in Spanish.

'I hate you' in Spanish

If you want to say "I hate you" in Spanish, you say "te odio".

To say it to more than one person, you'd say "os odio". The formal version of this is "los odio", but it's highly unlikely you'd be speaking formally when telling someone you hate them.

Different ways to say you hate someone or something in Spanish

1. Odiar

Meaning: to hate

This is your stock standard verb for hate in Spanish. It's the most common and literal translation of the word (the one mentioned above).

Conjugation (past and present):

Personal Pronoun Present Tense Past Tense
Yo odio odi茅
T煤 odias odiaste
脡l/ella/usted odia odi贸
Nosotros/nosotras odiamos odiamos
Vosotros/vosotras odi谩is odiasteis
Ellos/ellas/ustedes odian odiaron

Sample sentences (present and past tense usage):

Yo odio la injusticia.

I hate injustice.

Ellos odiaron la pel铆cula.

They hated the movie.

2. Detestar

Meaning: to detest

Detest, as it is in English, is a very strong word. Extreme dislike.

Conjugation (past and present):

Personal Pronoun Present Tense Past Tense
Yo detesto detest茅
T煤 detestas detestaste
脡l/ella/usted detesta detest贸
Nosotros/nosotras detestamos detestamos
Vosotros/vosotras detest谩is detestasteis
Ellos/ellas/ustedes detestan detestaron

Sample sentences (present and past tense usage):

T煤 detestas la mentira.

You detest lies.

Mi abuela detest贸 el fr铆o.

My grandmother detested the cold.

3. Aborrecer

Meaning: to abhor

Aborrecer is another strong nuance of hate, meaning disgust of something.

Conjugation (past and present):

Personal Pronoun Present Tense Past Tense
Yo aborrezco aborrec铆
T煤 aborreces aborreciste
脡l/ella/usted aborrece aborreci贸
Nosotros/nosotras aborrecemos aborrecimos
Vosotros/vosotras aborre茅is aborrecisteis
Ellos/ellas/ustedes aborrecen aborrecieron

Sample sentences (present and past tense usage):

脡l aborrece el ruido.

He abhors noise.

Nosotros aborrecimos el comportamiento de aquel hombre.

We abhorred that man's behavior.

4. No soportar

Meaning: to not stand/endure

This one is more for toleration of a thing or person. If you can't stand them, then you can't tolerate their presence.

Conjugation (past and present):

Personal Pronoun Present Tense Past Tense
Yo soporto soport茅
T煤 soportas soportaste
脡l/ella/usted soporta soport贸
Nosotros/nosotras soportamos soportamos
Vosotros/vosotras soport谩is soportasteis
Ellos/ellas/ustedes soportan soportaron

Sample sentences (present and past tense usage):

No soporto la intolerancia.

I can't stand intolerance.

Ellos soportaron la prueba con paciencia.

They endured the test with patience.

5. Despreciar

Meaning: to despise

Despreciar is reserved for utter hatred of a person or thing. Use carefully.

Conjugation (past and present):

Personal Pronoun Present Tense Past Tense
Yo desprecio despreci茅
T煤 desprecias despreciaste
脡l/ella/usted desprecia despreci贸
Nosotros/nosotras despreciamos despreciamos
Vosotros/vosotras despreci谩is despreciasteis
Ellos/ellas/ustedes desprecian despreciaron

Sample sentences (present and past tense usage):

Ella desprecia la hipocres铆a.

She despises hypocrisy.

Vosotros despreciasteis a tu ex amigo.

You despised your former friend.

6. Repugnar

Meaning: to repulse

Repugnar has the same origin as the English word repugnant. It means to find something extremely unacceptable.

Conjugation (past and present):

Personal Pronoun Present Tense Past Tense
Yo me repugna me repugn贸
T煤 te repugna te repugn贸
脡l/ella/usted le repugna le repugn贸
Nosotros/nosotras nos repugna nos repugn贸
Vosotros/vosotras os repugna os repugn贸
Ellos/ellas/ustedes les repugna les repugn贸

Sample sentences (present and past tense usage):

A ellos les repugna la comida picante.

They are repulsed by spicy food.

Me repugn贸 su actitud arrogante.

His arrogant attitude repulsed me.

7. Caer mal

Meaning: to be disliked

Caer mal literally translates to "fall bad", and is the equivalent of the English term "to not sit well with".

Conjugation (past and present):

Personal Pronoun Present Tense Past Tense
Yo me cae mal me cay贸 mal
T煤 te cae mal te cay贸 mal
脡l/ella/usted le cae mal le cay贸 mal
Nosotros/nosotras nos cae mal nos cay贸 mal
Vosotros/vosotras os cae mal os cay贸 mal
Ellos/ellas/ustedes les cae mal les cay贸 mal

Sample sentences (present and past tense usage):

Me cae mal la gente que es hip贸crita.

I dislike people who are hypocritical.

A mi hermano le cay贸 mal la comida.

My brother disliked the food.

8. Sentir aversi贸n

Meaning: to feel aversion

Sentir is to feel something, while aversi贸n (aversion) is to have a strong disinclination toward a thing or person.

Conjugation (past and present):

Personal Pronoun Present Tense Past Tense
Yo siento aversi贸n sent铆 aversi贸n
T煤 sientes aversi贸n sentiste aversi贸n
脡l/ella/usted siente aversi贸n sinti贸 aversi贸n
Nosotros/nosotras sentimos aversi贸n sentimos aversi贸n
Vosotros/vosotras sent铆s aversi贸n sentisteis aversi贸n
Ellos/ellas/ustedes sienten aversi贸n sintieron aversi贸n

Sample sentences (present and past tense usage):

Siento aversi贸n por las mentiras.

I feel aversion towards lies.

Siempre sent铆 aversi贸n hacia esa persona.

I always felt aversion towards that person.

9. No aguantar

Meaning: to not be able to bear

Aguantar relates to endurance and has a very similar meaning to soportar. It describes your ability to tolerate a person or thing.

Conjugation (past and present):

Personal Pronoun Present Tense Past Tense
Yo no aguanto no aguant茅
T煤 no aguantas no aguantaste
脡l/ella/usted no aguanta no aguant贸
Nosotros/nosotras no aguantamos no aguantamos
Vosotros/vosotras no aguant谩is no aguantasteis
Ellos/ellas/ustedes no aguantan no aguantaron

Sample sentences (present and past tense usage):

驴Puedes aguantar el dolor?

Can you endure the pain?

Ella aguant贸 el fr铆o sin quejarse.

She endured the cold without complaining.

10. Molestar

Meaning: to bother

Molestar does not mean "molest" in the sexual sense, but rather relates to annoyance or pestering. It's perhaps a less harsh way of saying you hate a thing or person.

Conjugation (past and present):

Personal Pronoun Present Tense Past Tense
Yo molesto molest茅
T煤 molestas molestaste
脡l/ella/usted molesta molest贸
Nosotros/nosotras molestamos molestamos
Vosotros/vosotras molest谩is molestasteis
Ellos/ellas/ustedes molestan molestaron

Sample sentences (present and past tense usage):

Me molesta el ruido del tr谩fico.

The noise of the traffic bothers me.

Nos molest贸 la tardanza del m茅dico.

The doctor's delay bothered us.

Now be nice!

Hatred isn't a nice topic to talk about, but we all feel it from time to time.

Learning how to express these feelings in Spanish is essential.

If you come up with any other Spanish terms for hate, shoot me a message and let me know.

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