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"Fool" is a noun which is often translated as "el tonto", and "deceive" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "engañar". Learn more about the difference between "fool" and "deceive" below.
fool(
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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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deceive(
dih
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siv
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to fool)
a. engañar
Don't be deceived by the spy's simplicity and friendliness.No te dejes engañar por la sencillez y amabilidad de la espía.
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
2. (to delude oneself)
a. engañarse
There was no point in deceiving herself any longer. He wasn't going to change.Ya no tenía sentido seguir engañándose. Él no iba a cambiar.
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