Quick answer
"Jokers" is a form of "joker", a noun which is often translated as "el/la bromista". "Jacks" is a plural noun which is often translated as "los cantillos". Learn more about the difference between "jacks" and "jokers" below.
jacks
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (game)
a. los cantillos
(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 only thing kids could do for fun was to play jacks.La única diversión que tenían los niños era jugar a los cantillos.
jack
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (tool)
a. el gato
(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).
I need to change a flat tire, and the jack is broken.Tengo que cambiar un neumático pinchado y el gato está roto.
b. la gata
(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).
(Andes)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
The spare tire and the jack are in the trunk.La goma de auxilio y la gata están en el maletero.
3. (electricity)
a. la hembra de enchufe
(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).
Can you help me install this cable jack?¿Podrías ayudarme a poner esta hembra de enchufe?
b. la toma
(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 plug goes into this jack.El enchufe va en esta toma.
4. (card games)
a. la jota
(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).
(in French deck)
You can play either a jack or a queen.Puedes tirar una jota o una reina.
b. la sota
(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).
(in Spanish deck)
Tim manged to win the hand with his jack.Tim consiguió ganar la mano con su sota.
5. (bowling)
a. el boliche
(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 players throw their balls at the jack.Los jugadores lanzan las bolas al boliche.
6. (fish)
a. el lucio
(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).
We didn't fish much today, just a couple of jacks.Hoy no pescamos mucho, solo un par de lucios.
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(man)
a. el tipo
(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).
Every jack that took part in that war will be scarred for life.Cada uno de los tipos que participó en esa guerra tendrá una cicatriz de por vida.
b. el quisque
(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 word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
That's the sports car that every jack wants to own.Ese es el deportivo que todo quisque quisiera tener.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(to steal)
a. afanar
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I just saw you trying to jack that blind man's money!¡Te vi tratando de afanar el dinero del ciego!
Jack
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
9. (name)
a. Jack
My brother is called Jack, after my grandfather.Mi hermano se llama Jack, como mi abuelo.
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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. (mischievous person)
a. el bromista
(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 bromista
(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).
He was always a joker in school, so it didn't surprise us that he became a comedian.Siempre fue un bromista en la escuela, así que no le sorprendió a nadie que se hiciera cómico.
b. el gracioso
(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 graciosa
(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 joker switched the salt and the sugar in the dining hall.Algún gracioso cambió la sal por el azúcar en el comedor.
c. el chistoso
(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 chistosa
(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).
Be careful with that joker. He's always pulling pranks.Ten cuidado con ese chistoso, siempre está haciendo bromas.
d. el guasón
(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 guasona
(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).
Can you be serious for once and stop being a joker?¿Puedes ponerte serio por una vez y dejar de ser un guasón?
2. (cards)
a. el comodín
(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 is the only card game I've played in which I've needed the jokers.Este es el único juego de naipes en el que he necesitado los comodines.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(contemptible person)
a. 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).
Can you believe that joker still claims to believe that the Earth is flat?¿Puedes creer que ese idiota todavía afirma que la Tierra es plana?
b. el tipo
(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 tipa
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
We don't want that joker on our team. Nobody can take him seriously.No queremos a ese tipo en nuestro equipo. Nadie se lo toma en serio.
Joker
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
4. (fictional character)
a. Guasón
When Batman entered the abandoned factory, the only sound was the distant laughter of the Joker.Cuando el Hombre Murciélago entró a la fábrica abandonada, el único sonido era la risa distante del Guasón.
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