Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Saturday March 23, 2013

pepino, noun:

Pepino is the Spanish word for cucumber. For example, if you’re shopping at the market, you could say:

Dos pepinos, por favor.
Two cucumbers, please.

But did you know that you can also use the expression me importa un pepino to say that you could(n’t) care less?

◊ Me importa un pepino lo que piense.
I could(n’t) care less what he thinks. (Literally, I couldn’t give a cucumber.)

A similar idiom involves rábanos - radishes; also me importa un comino

Me importa un rábano lo que la gente piense.
I could(n’t) care less what people think.

Content By
© HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2006. All rights reserved.

Copyright © 2015, LLC. All rights reserved.
About PRIVACY POLICY Terms Careers Contact Us Our Blog Help