It's not hipócrita. Or if it is, there have to be a distinction in usage because my mother gets exceptionally offended if I speak to her that. The way she defines the word, it sounds much more like "fake" than hypocrite.

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So I'd be thankful if y'all could help me find a native in Spanish that conveys the same an interpretation the English indigenous "hypocrite" does.

Or probably my mother is not correct idk


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It is hipócrita.

Now, I'm not completely sure, but this is simply my experience. Latin America societies are heavily influenced by the Catholic Church, and in the bible one that the strongest points Jesus would certainly call human being was "hypocrite." currently if you are from a culture that is heavily influenced through the Bibile and the Catholic Church, "hypocrite" would be one of the strongest or most truly attack words girlfriend could call someone. It isn't vulgar or malsonante in any type of way, really, however it is something the people certainly don't desire to be.

The an interpretation of hypocrite from dictionary.com is

a human who pretends to have virtues, ethical or spiritual beliefs, principles, etc., the he or she does no actually possess, particularly a human being whose action belie stated beliefs.

To me that sounds a lot like "fake."

Could you describe what kind of sentido you get from the word hypocrite in English?


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Like, who who states something and also does something else.

You call someone a hypocrite if, let's say, girlfriend tell world not come eat in ~ night and also eat in ~ night yourself. It's not exactly a nice word, however certainly not at the violation level my mom takes it. You define a feasible reason because that that.

Edit: and like I described elsewhere, all instances of words "hypocrite" in English, at least from what I've experienced, have a very particular usage of gift "fake."


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· 5y
Native (Puerto Rico)
Calling your mommy a hypocrite in any type of language will offend her. This is no a matter of Spanish vs. English.


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· 5y
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Insulting your parents in basic really unless it is goofy and insincere.


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· 5y

What execute you think a hypocrite is?

Here room some basic synonyms for hypocrite: pretender, dissembler, deceiver, liar, pietist, sanctimonious person....sounds choose "fake" come me.

It's totally normal because that someone to be offended or at the an extremely least protective if you call them that.

Maybe your mom isn't the dorn one.


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· 5y

Perhaps she isn't the dorn one indeed.

But in typical usage now, at least the one I've heard my totality life, is who who states not to execute something and also does the exact same point he speak others no to do. Then when world use it another way, others would particularly correct them v this word and also say the word is not offered like that. That's to be my experience farming up.

it's a "fake" person, yet a specific type of fake person, don't girlfriend think?


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· 5y
English/Spanish Bilingual (US/Spain)
Maybe introduce to particular actions together hipócritas wouldn't make her obtain so defensive; calling who a 'hipócrita' sin más es un tanto fuerte. Making use of a softer native (e.g. contradictorio, disparatado, discordante, incongruente, etc.), might assist too.

She's your mother, therefore you'd better than I.


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· 5y

Thanks a lot for the perform of words I can use!


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· 5y

I would certainly be yes, really offended if someone referred to as me a hypocrite in English - so i don't check out why it's surprising the it's additionally an attack insult in Spanish


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If you told me no to execute x and also then you went ahead and also did x yourself, what must I speak to you?


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· 5y
Native (Mexico)
Well, in México (or at least in some parts) girlfriend can likewise say "Dóble moral" i beg your pardon is the same yet without sound offensive.


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· 5y
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Upvote. Usage "doble moral"; it's one euphemism.

Otherwise, i don't check out a cultural difference. Some human being will get more pissed off than others if they are referred to as hypocrites. Parents acquiring insulted through their children are likely candidates to gain annoyed.

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http://www.wordreference.com/es/translation.asp?tranword=hypocrite


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Maybe much safer to simply to not contact your mom names in any type of language? :-)


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