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Old August 21, 2018, 05:15 PM
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Ser peor que un mal parto

Ser como un mal parto o peor que un mal parto is a common expression in Spanish, it means that something , or a situation is really bad, a bad parto is supposed to be really painful, and long. Is there a similar expression in English?
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In the USA we often use it was worse than root canal. which is a dental procedure. I have also heard it's more painful than giving birth, but I think that's an older term, less used and certainly gender specific.
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Jamás ni leído ni escuchado. En cambio'malparido' una infinidad de veces, en todos los idiomas. Su traducción al Inglés, literal, es badbirth.
Mas nadie la usa en ese sentido.
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Jamás ni leído ni escuchado. En cambio'malparido' una infinidad de veces, en todos los idiomas. Su traducción al Inglés, literal, es badbirth.
Mas nadie la usa en ese sentido.
Malparido is a South American Spanish insult my friend.
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