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"Funny" is an adjective which is often translated as "gracioso", and "hilarious" is an adjective which is often translated as "divertidísimo". Learn more about the difference between "funny" and "hilarious" below.
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.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
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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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. divertidísimo
You must go see her new comedy. It is hilarious.Tienes que ir a ver su nueva comedia. Es divertidísima.
b. graciosísimo
I think Jerry Lewis is hilarious.A mí Jerry Lewis me parece graciosísimo.
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