Quick answer
"Cheat" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "engañar", and "copy" is a noun which is often translated as "la copia". Learn more about the difference between "cheat" and "copy" below.
cheat(
chit
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to trick)
a. engañar
Some fairground games are made to cheat people.Algunos juegos de feria están pensados para engañar a la gente.
2. (to swindle)
a. timar
He asked our company to invest in his idea, but he was trying to cheat us.Pidió a nuestra empresa que invirtiera en su idea, pero intentaba timarnos.
b. estafar
They cheated him out of all the money in his pension fund.Le estafaron todo el dinero de su fondo de pensiones.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (in games)
a. hacer trampa
I saw that he was hiding something in his sleeve. I think he's cheating.He visto que escondía algo en la manga. Creo que está haciendo trampa.
4. (in an exam)
a. copiar
The teacher caught me cheating during the exam.El profesor me pilló copiando en el examen.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (dishonest person)
a. el tramposo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la tramposa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Cheats are banned from entering in the casinos of the city.Los tramposos tienen prohibida la entrada en los casinos de la ciudad.
6. (swindler)
a. el estafador
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la estafadora
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The world is full of cheats who are after your money.El mundo está lleno de estafadores que buscan quitarte tu dinero.
7. (trick)
a. la trampa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I can't do that. It would be a cheat, wouldn't it?No puedo hacerlo. Sería trampa, ¿verdad?
b. el cheto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(in videogames)
He showed me a few cheats for the video game I'd bought.Me enseñó unos chetos para el videojuego que había comprado.
8. (fraud)
a. la estafa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The whole business was a cheat!¡Todo el negocio era una estafa!
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copy(
ka
-
pi
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (replica)
a. la copia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Is this Picasso an original? - No, it's a copy.¿Este Picasso es original? - No, es una copia.
b. la copy
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This stone is just a copy; the real Aztec Calendar is in a museum.Esta piedra es una copia; la verdadera Piedra del Sol está en un museo.
2. (photographic copy)
a. la fotocopia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'll make a copy of the contract and give it back to you.Haré una fotocopia del contrato y después te lo devolveré.
b. la copia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
How many copies of the exam do you need?¿Cuántas copias del examen necesitas?
3. (computing)
a. la copia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Oops, I think I deleted my final paper. - You don't have a copy?Ups, creo que borré mi trabajo final. - ¿No tienes una copia?
4. (publication)
a. el ejemplar
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I bought a copy of "Victus," a historical novel that's been very popular in recent years.Me compré un ejemplar de "Victus", una novela histórica que ha sido popular en los últimos años.
5. (manuscript)
a. el manuscrito
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I have to submit a copy to my editor this afternoon.Tengo que entregarle el manuscrito a mi editor esta tarde.
6. (journalism)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I think the story about the tuition hike would be good copy.Creo que la historia sobre la subida de las matrículas sería de interés.
Political scandals always make good copy.Los escándalos políticos siempre se venden bien.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to reproduce)
a. copiar
Copy the following irregular verb forms from the board.Copien las siguientes formas verbales irregulares de la pizarra.
8. (to make a photocopy)
a. fotocopiar
I'm going to copy these documents and then I'll be right back.Voy a fotocopiar estos documentos y vuelvo enseguida.
b. sacar una copia
Do you want me to copy the contract for you?¿Quieres que te saque una copia del contrato?
9. (computing)
a. copiar
I'm going to copy this and paste it into a new document.Voy a copiar esto y pegarlo en otro documento.
10. (to cheat)
a. copiar
They caught him copying his friend's test.Lo cacharon copiando el examen de su amigo.
11. (telecommunications)
a. recibir
We've found them. Do you copy me, commander?Los hemos encontrado. ¿Me recibe, comandante?
12. (to imitate)
a. imitar
Most of my technique I learned by copying my teachers.La mayoría de mi técnica la aprendí imitando a mis maestros.
b. copiar
Stop copying me, copycat! I'm going to tell Mom!¡Deja de copiarme, copión! ¡Se lo voy a decir a mi mamá!
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
13. (telecommunications)
a. recibir
Man down. Do you copy?Hemos perdido un hombre. ¿Me recibe?
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