Quick answer
"Comical" is an adjective which is often translated as "cómico", and "comic" is an adjective which is also often translated as "cómico". Learn more about the difference between "comical" and "comic" below.
comical(
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mih
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kuhl
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (funny)
a. cómico
One of the most comical scenes is when the actor smashes his face in the pie.Una de las escenas más cómicas es cuando el actor mete la cara en la tarta.
b. gracioso
Because of all the confusion, the whole situation was quite comical.Por toda la confusión, la situación entera fue bastante graciosa.
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comic(
ka
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mihk
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (related to comedy)
a. cómico
Usually, he is a comic actor, but he plays a serious role in this movie.Por lo general, es un actor cómico, pero interpreta un papel serio en esta película.
b. divertido
The mystery novel has its comic moments too.La novela de misterio tiene sus momentos divertidos también.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (comedian)
a. el cómico
(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 cómica
(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 comic's stand-up is hilarious.El stand up de este cómico es divertidísimo.
b. el humorista
(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 humorista
(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 comic told a lot of really good jokesEl humorista contó muchos chistes muy buenos.
3. (newspaper cartoon)
a. la tira cómica
(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 to read the comics in the newspapers.Me gusta leer las tiras cómicas de los periódicos.
b. la historieta
(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).
Did you see the comic in yesterday's newspaper? It made me laugh.Viste la historieta del diario de ayer? Me hizo reír.
4. (comic book)
a. el cómic
(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'm going to the bookstore to buy the new issue of my favorite comic.Voy a la librería para comprar el número nuevo de mi cómic favorito.
b. la revista de historietas
(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).
When I was a kid, I read a lot of comics.Cuando era niño, leía muchas revistas de historietas.
c. el tebeo
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Who is your favorite character from comics?¿Quién es tu personaje favorito de los tebeos?
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