Fool in Spanish | English to Spanish Translation and Dictionary
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1. idiota (sustantivo masculino) (stupid person); bufón (m) (jester)
  • to play or act the fool hacer el tonto
  • to make a fool of somebody poner a alguien en ridículo
  • to make a fool of oneself hacer el ridículo
  • (the) more fool you! ¡peor para ti!
  • I felt such a fool me sentí como un tonto
  • she's no or nobody's fool no tiene un pelo de tonta
  • they're living in a fool's paradise viven en las nubes
transitive verb
2. engañar (deceive)
  • to fool somebody into doing something engañar a alguien para que haga algo
  • you can't fool me a mí no me engañas
  • he's an expert? you could have fooled me! ¿que es un experto? ¡quién lo hubiera dicho!
intransitive verb
3. hacer el tonto or el indio (act foolishly)
  • stop fooling! ¡deja de hacer el tonto!
  • I was only fooling estaba de broma
fool [fuːl]
1 (idiot) tontoatonta (m) (f);a tonta zonzoazonza (m) (f);a zonza (LAm)
don't be a fool! ¡no seas tonto!; I was a fool not to go! ¡qué tonto fui en no ir!
to act the fool hacer el tonto
to be fool enough to do sth ser lo bastante tonto como para hacer algo
to send sb on a fool's errand enviar a algn a una misión inútil
to make a fool of sb poner or dejar a algn en ridículo
to make a fool of o.s. quedar en ridículo
I'm nobody's fool yo no me chupo el dedo; yo no tengo un pelo de tonto
to play the fool hacer el tonto
some fool of a civil servant algún funcionario imbécil
you fool! ¡idiota!; ¡imbécil!
to live in a fool's paradise vivir de ilusiones
there's no fool like an old fool la cabeza blanca y el seso por venir
a fool and his money are soon parted a los tontos no les dura el dinero
A fool and his money, as we all know, are soon parted. But is it the case that the British are more credulous and more naive about money than other nations?
fools rush in (where angels fear to tread) la ignorancia es osada
She still finds time to read the 2000 letters she receives every year. "Sometimes I think, Good God, how did I get into this. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread ..."
2 (jester) bufón (m)
(US) tonto; zonzo; (LAm)
transitive verb
(deceive) engañar
you can't fool me a mí no me engañas
"my husband has always been faithful to me" — "you could have fooled me!" —mi marido siempre me ha sido fiel —¡qué fiel ni qué ocho cuartos! (informal)
you had me fooled there casi lo creí; por poco me lo trago (informal)
that fooled him! ¡aquello coló! (informal); ¡se lo tragó! (informal)
that fooled nobody aquello no engañó a nadie; nadie se tragó aquello (informal)
intransitive verb
hacer el tonto
no fooling en serio
I was only fooling solo era una broma
quit fooling! ¡déjate de tonterías!
fool [fuːl]
(Britain) (Cookery) (also fruit fool) puré de frutas con nata o natillas
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