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"What’s the best translation for xoxota: ‘cunt’ or ‘pussy’?"
Xoxota is not a very common word. I've never used it, or maybe once or twice when I was a kid. The most common word for it (20/1) is "buceta". And we never use xoxota to curse. But I guess the real problem faced when translating Brazilian authors is that many words are quite common in one state but sound weird in another (and we have 27 states). So what to do when you translate them?
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