Spanish Language/puta enorme


I am in Uruguay.  I overhead two guys talking about (me)? The one that said this was angry with me. We had a little fling before. ... puta enorme. ...I know what it means but I don't know the meaning in this context. I don't know if he was talking about me or someone else, a man? A body part or what?  I would like to know what it most likely means. Thank you for your help and please excuse the nature of the question. No need to spare my feelings if my instincts are right!

Hello!  I would say that your instincts are right. If his comment was about you, or directed at you, then it would mean he was insulting you as a person. Puta means something like "slut" in English. Enorme means large or enormous, and ends in an "e" whether referring to something masculine or feminine.  

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Brandee Strickland


I can answer questions about the Spanish language itself, as I studied Spanish academically and also spent a significant amount of time living in Chile (as a teacher of English). I can also help with issues of translation, and with interpreting slang or other cultural anecdotes. As an experienced teacher, of both EFL and Spanish, I can answer questions as well about teaching, classroom practice, and the use of technology.


I am a native speaker of English but have studied Spanish since a young age, as well as living in Chile for 5 years. I learned Spanish as a student myself, and have also taught introductory and intermediate level Spanish courses both privately and at the University level. At the graduate level, I have studied linguistics and sociolinguistics, as well as focusing on language teaching and the use of technology in the classroom.

University of Calgary, Canada; Universidad de Concepcion, Chile

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I have an undergraduate degree in Spanish and Psychology from Bowdoin College in the U.S. I completed an M.A. in Spanish and Second Language Acquisition and a PhD dissertation in the same field, both at the University of Calgary in Canada and currently working as an Assistant Professor at the Universidad de Concepción in Concepción, Chile.

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