The Puerto Rican Spanish slang expression me cago en ná (pronounced me ca we ná) is one of the most common swear phrases you will hear from the mouths of locals. Me cago en ná is the colloquial pronunciation of me cago en nada and it’s a mild expression that means “dam!” or “shit!” Puerto Ricans say it when they forget something, do something incorrectly or simply things don’t come out as expected. It is also used to express surprise or frustration. For example:
¡Me cago en ná, el carro no me prende!
(Shit, my car is dead!)
¡Dejé el almuerzo, me cago en ná!
(I left my lunch, dam!)
¡Me cago en ná! ¿Me vas a seguir jodiendo?
(Dam! Are you going to keep screwing me?)
As I previously mentioned, I consider this to be a mild expression because it is safe enough to use on the street or informal situations. If you are not sure when to use this phrase, there is a milder equivalent: me caso en ná.
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