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—azo: A Painful Suffix

Además, si estás enamorado y no te dan bolilla...

Besides, if you're in love and the other one doesn't give you a second thought...

es como un piedrazo en la cabeza.

it's like getting hit on the head with a rock.

Captions 29-30, Verano Eterno - Fiesta Grande

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BANNER PLACEHOLDER

That's gotta hurt. In Spanish, the suffix azo can signify a blow by the object at the root of the word. So, piedrazo means a blow by a piedra, or stone. By this logic:

Bala -> "bullet"
Balazo -> "blow by a bullet; a gunshot wound."

Codo -> "elbow"
Codazo -> "blow by an elbow; nudge
."

Grammar

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