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Learn Drug War Spanish Here

Aprende español sobre la guerra contra las drogas aquí.

by Ballard Quass, the Drug War Philosopher




June 30, 2024

elcome to Spanish Drug War 101, where we will be learning the Spanish language while trashing the Drug War in all 18 of its verb tenses. We will start our lessons today, appropriately enough, with the verb "odiar," the Spanish word for "hate," so that we can easily communicate our contempt for the counterproductive policy of prohibition when we're down south. Speaking of which, get those field trip forms signed for our upcoming flight to San Jose del Pacifico in Oaxaca, Mexcio. We will be going down there this fall to learn about the time-honored Zapotec practice of ingesting mushrooms for medicinal and psycho-spiritual purposes.

Don't forget to click the audio button above to hear the sample sentences for all 18 of the possible Spanish conjugations of the verb "odiar," to hate. And stay tuned for more Drug War Spanish in the weeks to come!

abrir

to hate

Indicative Present
yo: Yo abro la puerto.
I am opening the door.
tu:
el/ella:
nosotros:
ellos/ellas:

abrir

to hate

Indicative Preterite
yo: Yo abro la puerto.
I am opening the door.
tu:
el/ella:
nosotros:
ellos/ellas:

abrir

to hate

Indicative Imperfect
yo: Yo abro la puerto.
I am opening the door.
tu:
el/ella:
nosotros:
ellos/ellas:

abrir

to hate

Indicative Present Continuous
yo: Yo abro la puerto.
I am opening the door.
tu:
el/ella:
nosotros:
ellos/ellas:

abrir

to hate

Indicative Informal Future
yo: Yo abro la puerto.
I am opening the door.
tu:
el/ella:
nosotros:
ellos/ellas:

abrir

to hate

Indicative Future
yo: Yo abro la puerto.
I am opening the door.
tu:
el/ella:
nosotros:
ellos/ellas:

abrir

to hate

Indicative Conditional
yo: Yo abro la puerto.
I am opening the door.
tu:
el/ella:
nosotros:
ellos/ellas:

abrir

to hate

Indicative Present Perfect
yo: Yo abro la puerto.
I am opening the door.
tu:
el/ella:
nosotros:
ellos/ellas:

abrir

to hate

Indicative Past Perfect
yo: Yo abro la puerto.
I am opening the door.
tu:
el/ella:
nosotros:
ellos/ellas:

abrir

to hate

Indicative Future Perfect
yo: Yo abro la puerto.
I am opening the door.
tu:
el/ella:
nosotros:
ellos/ellas:

abrir

to hate

Indicative Conditional Perfect
yo: Yo abro la puerto.
I am opening the door.
tu:
el/ella:
nosotros:
ellos/ellas:

abrir

to hate

Subjunctive Present
yo: Yo abro la puerto.
I am opening the door.
tu:
el/ella:
nosotros:
ellos/ellas:

abrir

to hate

Subjunctive Imperfect
yo: Yo abro la puerto.
I am opening the door.
tu:
el/ella:
nosotros:
ellos/ellas:

abrir

to hate

Subjunctive Future
yo: Yo abro la puerto.
I am opening the door.
tu:
el/ella:
nosotros:
ellos/ellas:

abrir

to hate

Subjunctive Present Perfect
yo: Yo abro la puerto.
I am opening the door.
tu:
el/ella:
nosotros:
ellos/ellas:

abrir

to hate

Subjunctive Past Perfect
yo: Yo abro la puerto.
I am opening the door.
tu:
el/ella:
nosotros:
ellos/ellas:

abrir

to hate

Subjunctive Future Perfect
yo: Yo abro la puerto.
I am opening the door.
tu:
el/ella:
nosotros:
ellos/ellas:

abrir

to hate

Imperative Affirmative
yo: Yo abro la puerto.
I am opening the door.
tu:
el/ella:
nosotros:
ellos/ellas:

odiar

to hate

Indicative Present
yo: Odio la guerra contra las drogas.
I hate the war on drugs.
tu: Odias la guerra contra las drogas
You hate the war on drugs.
el/ella: Odia la guerra contra las drogas.
He/she/it hates the war on drugs.
nosotros: Nosotros odiamos la guerra contra las drogas.
We hate the war on drugs.
ellos/ellas: Ellos odian la guerra contra las drogas.
They hate the war on drugs.

odiar

to hate

Indicative Preterite
yo: Odié la guerra contra las drogas.
I hated the war on drugs.
tu: Odiaste la guerra contra las drogas.
You hated the war on drugs.
el/ella: Odió la guerra contra las drogas.
He/she/it hated the war on drugs.
nosotros: Nosotros odiamos la guerra contra las drogas.
We hated the war on drugs.
ellos/ellas: Ellos odiaron la guerra contra las drogas.
They hated the war on drugs.

odiar

to hate

Indicative Imperfect
yo: Odiaba la guerra contra las drogas.
I used to hate the war on drugs.
tu: Odiabas la guerra contra las drogas.
You used to hate the war on drugs.
el/ella: Odiaba la guerra de las drogas.
He/she/it used to hate the war on drugs.
nosotros: Odiábamos la guerra contra las drogas.
We used to hate the war on drugs.
ellos/ellas: Odiaban la guerra contra las drogas.
They used to hate the war on drugs.

odiar

to hate

Indicative Present Continuous
yo: Estoy odiando la guerra contra las drogas.
I am hating the war on drugs.
tu: Estás odiando la guerra contra las drogas.
You are hating the war on drugs.
el/ella: Está odiando la guerra contra las drogas.
He/she/it is hating the war on drugs.
nosotros: Estamos odiando la guerra contra las drogas.
We are hating the war on drugs.
ellos/ellas: Están odiando la guerra contra las drogas.
They are hating the war on drugs.

odiar

to hate

Indicative Informal Future
yo: Voy a odiar la guerra contra las drogas.
I am going to hate the war on drugs.
tu: Vas a odiar la guerra contra las drogas.
You are going to hate the war on drugs.
el/ella: Va a odiar la guerra contra las drogas.
He/she/it is going to hate the war on drugs.
nosotros: Vamos a odiar la guerra contra las drogas.
We are going to hate the war on drugs.
ellos/ellas: Van a odiar la guerra contra las drogas.
They are going to hate the war on drugs.

odiar

to hate

Indicative Future
yo: Odiaré la guerra contra las drogas.
I will hate the war on drugs.
tu: Odiarás la guerra contra las drogas.
You will hate the war on drugs.
el/ella: Odiará la guerra contra las drogas.
He/she/it will hate the war on drugs.
nosotros: Odiaremos la guerra contra las drogas.
We will hate the war on drugs.
ellos/ellas: Odiarán la guerra contra las drogas.
They will hate the war on drugs.

odiar

to hate

Indicative Conditional
yo: Odiaría la guerra contra las drogas.
I would hate the war on drugs.
tu: Odiarías la guerra contra las drogas.
You would hate the war on drugs.
el/ella: Odiaría la guerra contra las drogas.
He/she/it would hate the war on drugs.
nosotros: Odiaríamos la guerra contra las drogas.
We would hate the war on drugs.
ellos/ellas: Odiarían la guerra contra las drogas.
They would hate the war on drugs.

odiar

to hate

Indicative Present Perfect
yo: He odiado la guerra contra las drogas.
I have hated the war on drugs.
tu: Has odiado la guerra contra las drogas.
You have hated the war on drugs.
el/ella: Ha odiado la guerra contra las drogas.
He/she/it has hated the war on drugs.
nosotros: Hemos odiado la guerra contra las drogas.
We have hated the war on drugs.
ellos/ellas: Han odiado la guerra contra las drogas.
They have hated the war on drugs.

odiar

to hate

Indicative Past Perfect
yo: Había odiado la guerra contra las drogas.
I had hated the war on drugs.
tu: Habías odiado la guerra contra las drogas.
You had hated the war on drugs.
el/ella: Había odiado la guerra contra las drogas.
He/she/it had hated the war on drugs.
nosotros: Habíamos odiado la guerra contra las drogas.
We had hated the war on drugs.
ellos/ellas: Habían odiado la guerra contra las drogas.
They had hated the war on drugs.

odiar

to hate

Indicative Future Perfect
yo: Habré odiado la guerra contra las drogas.
I will have hated the war on drugs.
tu: Habrás odiado la guerra contra las drogas.
You will have hated the war on drugs.
el/ella: Habrá odiado la guerra contra las drogas.
He/she/it will have hated the war on drugs.
nosotros: Habremos odiado la guerra contra las drogas.
We will have hated the war on drugs.
ellos/ellas: Habrán odiado la guerra contra las drogas.
They will have hated the war on drugs.

odiar

to hate

Indicative Conditional Perfect
yo: Habría odiado la guerra contra las drogas.
I would have hated the war on drugs.
tu: Habrías odiado la guerra contra las drogas.
You would have hated the war on drugs.
el/ella: Habría odiado la guerra contra las drogas.
He/she/it would have hated the war on drugs.
nosotros: Habríamos odiado la guerra contra las drogas.
We would have hated the war on drugs.
ellos/ellas: Habrían odiado la guerra contra las drogas.
They would have hated the war on drugs.

odiar

to hate

Subjunctive Present
yo: Odie la guerra contra las drogas.
I hate the war on drugs.
tu: Odies la guerra contra las drogas.
You hate the war on drugs.
el/ella: Odie la guerra contra las drogas.
He/she/it hates the war on drugs.
nosotros: Odiemos la guerra contra las drogas.
We hate the war on drugs.
ellos/ellas: Odien la guerra contra las drogas.
They hate the war on drugs.

odiar

to hate

Subjunctive Imperfect
yo: Odiara la guerra contra las drogas.
I hated the war on drugs.
tu: Odiaras la guerra contra las drogas.
You hated the war on drugs.
el/ella: Odiara la guerra contra las drogas.
He/she/it hated the war on drugs.
nosotros: Odiáramos la guerra contra las drogas.
We hated the war on drugs.
ellos/ellas: Odiaran la guerra contra las drogas.
They hated the war on drugs.

odiar

to hate

Subjunctive Future
yo: Odiare la guerra contra las drogas.
I will hate the war on drugs.
tu: Odiares la guerra contra las drogas.
You will hate the war on drugs.
el/ella: Odiare la guerra contra las drogas.
He/she/it will hate the war on drugs.
nosotros: Odiáremos la guerra contra las drogas.
We will hate the war on drugs.
ellos/ellas: Odiaren la guerra contra las drogas.
They will hate the war on drugs.

odiar

to hate

Subjunctive Present Perfect
yo: Haya odiado la guerra contra las drogas.
I have hated the war on drugs.
tu: Hayas odiado la guerra contra las drogas.
You have hated the war on drugs.
el/ella: Haya odiado la guerra contra las drogas.
He/she/it has hated the war on drugs.
nosotros: Hayamos odiado la guerra contra las drogas.
We have hated the war on drugs.
ellos/ellas: Hayan odiado la guerra contra las drogas.
They have hated the war on drugs.

odiar

to hate

Subjunctive Past Perfect
yo: Hubiera odiado la guerra contra las drogas.
I hated the war on drugs.
tu: Hubieras odiado la guerra contra las drogas.
You had hated the war on drugs.
el/ella: Hubiera odiado la guerra contra las drogas.
He/she/it had hated the war on drugs.
nosotros: Hubiéramos odiado la guerra contra las drogas.
We had hated the war on drugs.
ellos/ellas: Hubiéramos odiado la guerra contra las drogas.
They had hated the war on drugs.

odiar

to hate

Subjunctive Future Perfect
yo: Odiare la guerra contra las drogas.
I will hate the war on drugs.
tu: Odiares la guerra contra las drogas.
You will hate the war on drugs.
el/ella: Odiare la guerra contra las drogas.
He/she/it will hate the war on drugs.
nosotros: Odiáremos la guerra contra las drogas.
We will hate the war on drugs.
ellos/ellas: Odiaren la guerra contra las drogas.
They will hate the war on drugs.

odiar

to hate

Imperative Affirmative
yo:
tu: Odia la guerra contra las drogas.
Hate the war on drugs!
el/ella: Odie la guerra contra las drogas.
Hate the war on drugs!
nosotros: Odiemos la guerra contra las drogas!
Let's hate the war on drugs!
ellos/ellas: Odien la guerra contra las drogas.
Hate the war on drugs!



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Drug warriors have harnessed the perfect storm. Prohibition caters to the interests of law enforcement, psychotherapy, Big Pharma, demagogues, puritans, and materialist scientists, who believe that consciousness is no big "whoop" and that spiritual states are just flukes.
"Dope Sick"? "Prohibition Sick" is more like it. For me the very term "dope" connotes imperialism, racism and xenophobia, given that all tribal cultures have used "drugs" for various purposes. "Dope? Junk?" It's hard to imagine a more intolerant, dismissive and judgmental terminology.
Folks point to the seemingly endless drugs that can be synthesized today and say it's a reason for prohibition. To the contrary, it's the reason why prohibition is madness. It results in an endless game of militaristic whack-a-mole at the expense of democratic freedoms.
I can think of no greater intrusion than to deny a person autonomy over how they think and feel in life. It is sort of a meta-intrusion, the mother of all anti-democratic intrusions.
I could tell my psychiatrist EXACTLY what would "cure" my depression, even without getting addicted, but everything involved is illegal. It has to be. Otherwise I would have no need of the psychiatrist.
What are drug dealers doing, after all? Only selling substances that people want and have always had a right to, until racist politicians came along and decided government had the right to ration out pain relief and mystical experience.
It's an enigma: If I beat my depression by smoking opium nightly, I am a drug scumbag subject to immediate arrest. But if I do NOT "take my meds" every day of my life, I am a bad patient.
Even when laudanum was legal in the UK, pharmacists were serving as moral adjudicators, deciding for whom they should fill such prescriptions. That's not a pharmacist's role. We need an ABC-like set-up in which the cashier does not pry into my motives for buying a substance.
Drug warriors aren't just deciding for us about drugs. They're telling us that we no longer need Coleridge poems, Lovecraft stories, Robin Williams, Sherlock Holmes, or the soma-inspired Hindu religion.
In fact, we throw people out of jobs for using "drugs," we praise them for using "meds." The words as used today are extremely judgmental. The categories are imaginary, made up by politicians who want to demonize certain substances, but not cigs or beer.
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