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"Engaño" is a noun which is often translated as "deceit", and "trampa" is a noun which is often translated as "trap". Learn more about the difference between "engaño" and "trampa" below.
engaño(
ehng
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gah
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nyoh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (act of deceiving)
a. deceit
La empresa recurrió al engaño para justificar el despido de empleados.The company resorted to deceit in order to justify the layoff of employees.
b. deception
Gómez es un hombre que está acostumbrado al engaño.Gómez is a man who's used to deception.
2. (ruse)
a. trick
¿Dices que fue todo un engaño? ¿Entonces nunca hablaste con Elvis?You're telling me it was nothing but a trick? So you never spoke to Elvis?
b. ploy
Kevin ideó un engaño que resultó efectivo para mantener lejos a sus oponentes.Kevin devised an effective ploy to hold off his opponents.
c. hoax
¿Crees que ese video de la autopsia a un extraterrestre es un engaño montado por el gobierno?Do you think that video of an alien autopsy is a hoax perpetrated by the government?
d. swindle
Algunos tipos de negocios, como los esquemas de pirámides, son un engaño.Some kinds of businesses, like pyramid schemes, are a swindle.
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trampa(
trahm
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pah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (hunting)
a. trap
Liberamos al coyote de la trampa.We freed the coyote from the trap.
b. snare
Atrapamos una o dos liebres a la semana en la trampa.We catch one or two hares a week in our snare.
2. (door in the floor)
a. trapdoor
Debajo de la alfombra hay una trampa que da para el sótano.Underneath the rug, there's a trapdoor that leads to the basement.
3. (deception)
a. trap
Sofía no es de fiar; no vayas a caer en su trampa.Sofia is not to be trusted; don't fall into her trap.
4. (finance)
a. debt
El trabajo principal del nuevo director financiero es reducir la trampa de la empresa.The primary task of the new financial director is to reduce the company's debt.
5. (unsportsmanlike actions)
a. cheating
¡Eso es trampa! Ya no vuelvo a jugar cartas contigo.That's cheating! I'm never playing cards with you again.
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