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Old July 29, 2009, 02:18 PM
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Question Hostia, qué guay

Just a short phrase, but could someone please tell me what this means?

Hostia, qué guay

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Hostia, qué guay, también podemos ir al Puerto, coger una Golondrina y hacer un crucero nocturno mientras vemos una de cine mudo acompañada de música real de piano

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Just a short phrase, but could someone please tell me what this means?

Hostia, qué guay

Context:
Hostia, qué guay, también podemos ir al Puerto, coger una Golondrina y hacer un crucero nocturno mientras vemos una de cine mudo acompañada de música real de piano

¡Gracias!
Just that word is an colloquial expression, in the way that you have wrote is incorrect, because the correct way to write it is WEY, and it means silly.
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Just that word is a colloquial expression, the way that you have written it it is incorrect, because the correct way to write it is WEY, and it means silly.

Well I got this from a site actually and I did't understand what it meant.

Ok so this is just someone exclaiming' How silly!' ?

And ' hostia' , what does it mean?

My dictionary says 'religious host' (as in what you eat) but also 'hell' ? Is that correct?
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Well I got this from a site actually and I did't understand what it meant.

Ok so this is just someone exclaiming' How silly!' ?

And ' hostia' , what does it mean?

My dictionary says 'religious host' (as in what you eat) but also 'hell' ? Is that correct?
Yes, in fact the word Hostia is religious but that word tend to be only and exclusive from Spain at least in my country is not used.




And wey the word colloquial of silly.
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Yes, in fact the word Hostia is religious but that word tend to be only and exclusive from Spain at least in my country is not used.

And wey the word colloquial of silly.
Ok ¡gracias crotalito!

This site contains podcasts that are broadcasted from Barcelona in fact. So maybe it is a typical Spanish expression? Any of the people from Spain have any ideas what is meant with 'hostia' in this case? (because meaning 'religious bread', it makes no sense to me in this sentence.. )
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Hostia que guay ! It´s very colloquial, Hostia is like **** that´s cool !

Hostia is a swearword like f***k

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Really, "hostia" is a blasphemy in a strict sense (religious host). But this word is so extended that I don't think it is really a blasphemy.
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Really, "hostia" is a blasphemy in a strict sense (religious host). But this word is so extended that I don't think it is really a blasphemy.
I see..?? Ok hmm.. well so it has lost its blasphemous connotation / meaning because it has been widely used basically?

But I guess it would still not be a very good idea for me to use it anyway..?

I am kind of wondering why they put it in a podcast (intended especially for people learning Spanish) because, well unknowingly or naively people like me may be using it and in the process unintentionally offending people?

Anyway, thanx both , ¡¡muchas gracias!!
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Yes, but the thing is that you have to recognise it, when somebody uses it, but don´t use it. In Spain only the young and coarse use it. It sounds very rude.
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There's a confusion between guay which in Spain means cool
and quey which in Mexico mean dumb ox.
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