Quick answer
"Fool" is a noun which is often translated as "el tonto", and "trick" is a noun which is often translated as "el truco". Learn more about the difference between "fool" and "trick" 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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trick(
trihk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (ruse)
a. el truco
(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).
It was just a trick to distract your attention.Fue solo un truco para distraerte la atención.
2. (joke)
a. la broma
(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).
Somebody has played a trick on you.Alguien te ha hecho una broma.
3. (magic)
a. el truco
(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 magician performed some tricks with coins.El mago hizo algunos trucos con monedas.
4. (particular way of doing something)
a. el truco
(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).
There's a trick to starting my car.Mi coche tiene un truco para arrancarlo.
5. (habit)
a. la costumbre
(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).
She has the trick of always pausing mid-sentence.Tiene la costumbre de siempre hacer una pausa en la mitad de la frase.
6. (cards)
a. la baza
(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 trick goes to the player who played the highest card.La baza se la lleva el jugador que jugó la carta más alta.
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(prostitute's customer)
a. el cliente
(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 cliente
(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).
She hadn't turned many tricks that night.Esa noche no se había ligado muchos clientes.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (to deceive)
a. engañar
He tricked her into giving him money.La engañó para que le diera dinero.
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