The French term truand came to our language as rogue . The concept can also be used with emphasis on the OR and, therefore, without tilde.
It is a adjective that qualifies an individual who lacks ethics and whose morale is questionable. For example: “You are a truhán! Give me back the clothes you stole from me ”, "Do not join that truhán: you will have problems", “When I was a kid I acted like a truhán, but then I straightened the course”.
Take the case of a man which is dedicated to swindle to people as a means of subsistence. This individual, every morning, puts on an eye to simulate that he received a blow and approaches the passersby to ask for money, arguing that he has just been assaulted. People, moved, usually show their solidarity and give him bills and coins. Faced with this behavior based on deception, it could be said that man is a trickster.
The dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE ) recognizes another meaning of truhán: the notion can be applied to those who, appealing to morisquetas, jokes and gossip, try to entertain others. A young man who, in a bar, invents stories and imitates to entertain parishioners, can be described as a truhán.
Within the musical field the word that occupies us also has its prominence. A good example of that is one of the most emblematic songs of the famous Spanish artist Julio Iglesias. We are referring to the composition “I am a truhán, I am a lord”, which the members of the well-known Dynamic Duo, Manuel de la Calva and Ramón Arcusa wrote for him.
In 1977, within the album "At my 33 years", it was when that song was presented that was performed at the request of the singer himself so that through it the people could know him a little more.
A song that precisely catapulted to fame a group of Catalan comic actors called Tricicle. The "mime" version they made of it in a hugely successful program, such as the television contest "One, two, three ... answer again", made them become a real phenomenon in Spain in the decade of the years 80.
In the field of cinema, we can highlight the production "El truhán y su garda". This is a 1980 feature film, directed by Walter Bernstein and starring Walter Matthau and Julie Andrews. It is a comedy that tells how an unscrupulous bookmaker one day decides to accept his six-year-old daughter as a pledge without money. What will happen is that, little by little, they will take love and begin to have a friendly relationship.
“Truhanes” , on the other hand, is the title of a film directed by the Spanish Miguel Hermoso that premiered in 1983 and that a decade later he had a television adaptation. Both the movie as the series had the prominence of Arturo Fernández and of Francisco Rabal .