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 PronounPresent TensePast Tense
Yoodioodi茅
T煤odiasodiaste
脡l/ella/ustedodiaodi贸
Nosotros/nosotrasodiamosodiamos
Vosotros/vosotrasodi谩isodiasteis
Ellos/ellas/ustedesodianodiaron

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 PronounPresent TensePast Tense
Yodetestodetest茅
T煤detestasdetestaste
脡l/ella/usteddetestadetest贸
Nosotros/nosotrasdetestamosdetestamos
Vosotros/vosotrasdetest谩isdetestasteis
Ellos/ellas/ustedesdetestandetestaron

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 PronounPresent TensePast Tense
Yoaborrezcoaborrec铆
T煤aborrecesaborreciste
脡l/ella/ustedaborreceaborreci贸
Nosotros/nosotrasaborrecemosaborrecimos
Vosotros/vosotrasaborre茅isaborrecisteis
Ellos/ellas/ustedesaborrecenaborrecieron

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 PronounPresent TensePast Tense
Yosoportosoport茅
T煤soportassoportaste
脡l/ella/ustedsoportasoport贸
Nosotros/nosotrassoportamossoportamos
Vosotros/vosotrassoport谩issoportasteis
Ellos/ellas/ustedessoportansoportaron

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 PronounPresent TensePast Tense
Yodespreciodespreci茅
T煤despreciasdespreciaste
脡l/ella/usteddespreciadespreci贸
Nosotros/nosotrasdespreciamosdespreciamos
Vosotros/vosotrasdespreci谩isdespreciasteis
Ellos/ellas/ustedesdespreciandespreciaron

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 PronounPresent TensePast Tense
Yome repugname repugn贸
T煤te repugnate repugn贸
脡l/ella/ustedle repugnale repugn贸
Nosotros/nosotrasnos repugnanos repugn贸
Vosotros/vosotrasos repugnaos repugn贸
Ellos/ellas/ustedesles repugnales 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 PronounPresent TensePast Tense
Yome cae malme cay贸 mal
T煤te cae malte cay贸 mal
脡l/ella/ustedle cae malle cay贸 mal
Nosotros/nosotrasnos cae malnos cay贸 mal
Vosotros/vosotrasos cae malos cay贸 mal
Ellos/ellas/ustedesles cae malles 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 PronounPresent TensePast Tense
Yosiento aversi贸nsent铆 aversi贸n
T煤sientes aversi贸nsentiste aversi贸n
脡l/ella/ustedsiente aversi贸nsinti贸 aversi贸n
Nosotros/nosotrassentimos aversi贸nsentimos aversi贸n
Vosotros/vosotrassent铆s aversi贸nsentisteis aversi贸n
Ellos/ellas/ustedessienten aversi贸nsintieron 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 PronounPresent TensePast Tense
Yono aguantono aguant茅
T煤no aguantasno aguantaste
脡l/ella/ustedno aguantano aguant贸
Nosotros/nosotrasno aguantamosno aguantamos
Vosotros/vosotrasno aguant谩isno aguantasteis
Ellos/ellas/ustedesno aguantanno 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 PronounPresent TensePast Tense
Yomolestomolest茅
T煤molestasmolestaste
脡l/ella/ustedmolestamolest贸
Nosotros/nosotrasmolestamosmolestamos
Vosotros/vosotrasmolest谩ismolestasteis
Ellos/ellas/ustedesmolestanmolestaron

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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