Quick answer
"Funny" is an adjective which is often translated as "gracioso", and "fishy" is an adjective which is often translated as "a pescado". Learn more about the difference between "funny" and "fishy" below.
funny(
fuh
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ni
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (amusing)
a. gracioso
He is so funny; he makes me laugh all the time.Es muy gracioso; siempre me hace reír.
b. divertido
I don't know what you're laughing at. I don't find it funny when someone falls down.No sé de qué te ríes. A mí que alguien se caiga no me parece divertido.
c. cómico
How funny was that movie!¡Qué cómica estuvo esa película!
d. chistoso
I always have a great time with Clara. She is really funny!Siempre la paso muy bien con Clara. ¡Es muy chistosa!
2. (peculiar)
a. raro
The shopkeeper gave me a funny look when I asked him for old bread.El tendero me echó una mirada rara cuando le pedí pan viejo.
b. extraño
What a funny woman! She says such strange things.¡Qué mujer más extraña! Dice unas cosas rarísimas.
3. (surprising)
a. curioso
It's funny that you should defend those ideas now, when before you were dead against them.Es curioso que ahora defiendas esas idea, cuando antes eras completamente contrario a ellas.
funnies
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(comics)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. las tiras cómicas
(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).
Hey, who took the funnies? I was going to read them.Oye, ¿quién se llevó las tiras cómicas? Las iba a leer.
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fishy
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (like fish)
a. a pescado
A fishy smell pervaded the house after the cod they'd eaten the night before.Un olor a pescado llenaba la casa después del bacalao que se habían comido la noche anterior.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(suspicious)
a. sospechoso
I can't put my finger on it, but there's something fishy about this deal.No sabría decir qué exactamente, pero hay algo sospechoso en este negocio.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
If you thought it fishy from the start, why didn't you say antything?Si ya desde el principio te olió mal, ¿por qué no dijiste nada?
There are people coming and going from the house at all times. I think there's something fishy going on there.Hay gente entrando y saliendo de la casa a todas horas. A mí hay algo ahí que me huele a chamusquina.
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