Quick answer
"Cheat" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "engañar", and "tease" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "molestar". Learn more about the difference between "cheat" and "tease" 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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tease(
tiz
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to annoy)
a. molestar
If you don't stop teasing your sister, you're grounded!¡Si no dejas de molestar a tu hermana, estás castigado!
2. (to make fun of)
a. burlarse de
That bully who teases all of the children needs to be reprimanded.Ese matón que se burla de todos los niños necesita ser regañado.
b. tomar el pelo a
If she wears that sweater to school, all of her friends will tease her.Si lleva ese suéter a la escuela, todos sus amigos van a tomarle el pelo a ella.
3. (to flirt)
a. coquetear
A womanizer loves to tease women and leave them hanging.Al mujeriego le encanta coquetear con las mujeres y dejarlas en el aire.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to joke)
a. bromear
Don't pay him any mind; he's just teasing.No le hagas caso; sólo está bromeando.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (flirt)
a. el coqueto
(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 coqueta
(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).
What a tease! She didn't even give me her number!¡Qué coqueta! ¡Ni siquiera me dio su número!
6. (person who jokes)
a. el bromista
(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 bromista
(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 like his humor, but he can be too much of a tease sometimes.Me gusta su humor, pero él se puede pasar de bromista algunas veces.
b. el guasón
(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 guasona
(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).
(colloquial)
She's a tease and always the life of the party.Ella es una guasona y siempre el alma de la fiesta.
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