Quick answer
"Fool" is a noun which is often translated as "el tonto", and "cheat" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "engañar". Learn more about the difference between "fool" and "cheat" below.
fool(
ful
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (stupid or silly person)
a. el tonto
(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 tonta
(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 fool you are!¡Qué tonta eres!
b. el idiota
(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 idiota
(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).
Some fool left the windows open.Algún idiota dejó abiertas las ventanas.
2. (jester)
a. el bufón
(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).
The king summoned the fool in order to hear some of his jokes.El rey hizo llamar al bufón para escuchar algunos de sus chistes.
3. (culinary) (United Kingdom)
a. el puré de fruta con natas
(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).
This rhubarb fool is delicious!¡Este puré de ruibarbo con natas es delicioso!
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (stupid)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. tonto
What a fool thing to do.¡Qué acto mas tonto!
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to deceive)
a. engañar
You won't fool your mother so easily.No engañarás a tu madre tan fácilmente.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to act foolishly)
a. hacer el tonto
Stop fooling; this is serious!Deja de hacer el tonto; ¡esto es serio!
b. bromear
I never know when is he fooling and when he's being serious.No sé nunca cuándo está bromeando y cuándo habla en serio.
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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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