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Old May 28, 2022, 04:24 PM
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Me da grima

From what I gather it means, it repulses me. It is used in Spain. Is it used in the Americas?
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Old May 30, 2022, 10:07 PM
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It may be used in Mexico, but it's probably now archaic or high register.
I've only heard old teachers use it.
It's a shame though, because "dar grima" is the closest idea I can find to something being cringeworthy.

These are some examples of how I learnt to use the expression:
- Fue terrible el discurso del candidato. Daba grima oír que no podía leer tres palabras seguidas.
- ¿No te da grima tener que pasar dos horas en el tráfico para ir a trabajar?
- Mi papá se emborrachó en la fiesta. Me dio grima que todos se rieran de él cuando trató de bailar sobre la mesa.
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Old October 09, 2022, 02:14 PM
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it ´s hush register in Spain but widely used .
It disgusts me. It unsettles me
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