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”. 


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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