Consider the following translation:

His laziness disgusts me.

Me da asco su flojedad.

What if I wanted to add "to no end" to the sentence?

His laziness disgusts me to no end.

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You could say:

Su flojera me da un asco infinito.

  • Flojera? Isn't it flojedad? What's the difference?
    – TheLearner
    May 19, 2014 at 18:39
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    @AmitSchandillia according to the dictionary, they are synonyms. I've never heard flojedad used, but it could be a regional issue. You can also use pereza.
    – rsanchez
    May 19, 2014 at 19:12
  • Also, any reason for the "un" there? Would "me da asco" be less appropriate than "me da un asco"?
    – TheLearner
    May 19, 2014 at 22:32
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    @AmitSchandillia the "un" is necessary when you add "infinito". "me da un asco" by itself would be incorrect.
    – rsanchez
    May 20, 2014 at 5:17
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    @AmitSchandillia I'm from Argentina, but there we would never use "flojera" or "flojedad", we could say "vagancia" or "dejadez". But regarding your original question, if you google "asco infinito", you'll find that it is also used in Spain and other countries.
    – rsanchez
    May 20, 2014 at 5:46

There isn't exactly a perfect translation for this because it is an expression, a very colloquial one at that.


You're best choices for communicating the same expression would be:

Su flojera me disgusta ...

  • Interminablemente
  • Incesantemente
  • hasta la saciedad
  • hasta el hastío
  • hasta la madre
  • hasta siempre
  • sin parar
  • I totally understand that and that's why I am keen on knowing how this expression is used in different Latin cultures. Which country are you from? And how is this expressed in your dialect of Spanish?
    – TheLearner
    May 21, 2014 at 2:23
  • Spanish is not my native language, and as you can see from my profile, I am from North Carolina; making English my native language.
    – dockeryZ
    May 21, 2014 at 5:22

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