Besides talking about what I did for New Year’s Eve, let’s learn how to say I Have a hangover in Spanish, and while we are at it, let’s learn how to say Happy New Year in Spanish.


How To Say Happy New Year In Spanish

¡Feliz año nuevo! is how you say Happy New Year in Spanish. But in Colombia, they simply say, ¡feliz año!

How To Say I Have a Hangover in Spanish


As usual, I spent New Year’s Eve in Medellin. I went to a “reunión” (get together) at a friends house before going to “discoteca” (club) to finish celebrating. By the way, unlike in the States,
in Colombia, most people do not go out to a “discoteca” to ring in the New Year. Colombians will usually spend New Year’s Eve at home with family.


How To Say I Have a Hangover In Spanish

I think that I had a little too much to drink last night because this morning I awoke with a bit of a hangover. Or as they say in Medellin, “tengo guayabo” (I have a hangover).


How To Say I Have a Hangover in Spanish


When I lived in Barranquilla, Colombia, I noticed that they used a different phrase. Instead of saying “tengo guayabo,” they would say “estoy enguayabado” (I have a hangover).

But the two most commonly used phrases in the Spanish speaking world in order to say “I have a hangover” in Spanish are:

1. Tengo resaca.
2. Estoy con resaca.

If you are as passionate about the Spanish language as I am, you may want to know how do they say “I have a hangover” in some other Spanish speaking countries. So today I went online and asked in a forum for both Spanish speakers-learning English and English speakers-learning Spanish, how do you say “I have a hangover” in your respective country. And here are the results:


México: “Tengo cruda” o “estoy crudo.”

Nicaragua: Estoy de goma.

Chile: “Tengo caña” o “estoy con la caña.”

Guatemala: “Estoy crudo” o “estoy de goma” o “tengo la cruda.”

España: “Tengo resaca” o “estoy resacoso.”

República Dominicana: Tengo resaca.

Perú: “Tengo resaca” o “estoy con resaca.”

Bolivia: Estoy con chaki.

Venezuela: Estoy enguayabado.

Depending on the region, in Venezuela, you may also hear “estoy enratonado” or “tengo el ratón.”