Quick answer
"Divertido" is an adjective which is often translated as "fun", and "chistoso" is an adjective which is often translated as "funny". Learn more about the difference between "divertido" and "chistoso" below.
divertido(
dee
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behr
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tee
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doh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (enjoyable)
a. fun
Su fiesta de cumpleaños fue muy divertida.Her birthday party was really fun.
b. entertaining
La película que vimos era bastante divertida.The movie we watched was quite entertaining.
2. (causing laughter)
a. funny
Nos contó un chiste tan divertido que no podíamos parar de reír.She told us such a funny joke that we could not stop laughing.
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chistoso(
chees
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toh
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soh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (humorous)
a. funny
Los niños piensan que el payaso es muy chistoso.The kids think the clown is really funny.
b. amusing
Es una película muy chistosa, te encantará.It's a very amusing movie; you'll love it.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
2. (funny person)
a. funny guy
Asegúrate de invitar a ese chistoso para entretenernos.Be sure to invite that funny guy to entertain us.
b. funny girl
Es una chistosa, siempre nos hace reír.She's such a funny girl. She always makes us laugh.
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