How Do You Say Hot Mess in Spanish?

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How do you say “hot mess” in Spanish?

A mess is «embrollo», but how do you say «hot mess» in Spanish slang? Quilombo is the slang word in Spanish for embrollo, which means “a mess”. 

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How frequently is “quilombo” used in Argentina? 

This is a high frequency word. Argentinians use this word quite frequently, especially in informal conversations.

Examples of this word in use:

  • “Hija, tu habitación es un quilombo”.
  • “Tengo un quilombo en la cabeza”.
  • “¿Viste el quilombo que están haciendo en el Congreso?”.
  • “La vida es un quilombo”. 
  • “¡Che! ¡Qué quilombo están haciendo!”.
  • “Si no me contestan mañana, se arma el quilombo”.
  • “Chicos no hagan quilombo que papá duerme”.
  • “Siempre se arma quilombo después de un partido de fútbol”.
  • “No quiero meterme en este quilombo”. 

What a mess in Spanish

¡Qué quilombo!

Interesting facts about this slang word in Spanish

A word for disaster in Spanish

Quilombo is also a synonym of a chaotic, complicated situation. People who cause these situations are called “quilomberos”.

Source: Definición .De.

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