Quick answer
"Joke" is a noun which is often translated as "la broma", and "joking" is an adjective which is often translated as "jocoso". Learn more about the difference between "joke" and "joking" below.
joke(
jok
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (jest)
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).
Anita painted the cat green as a joke.Anita pintó el gato de verde para gastar una broma.
b. el chiste
(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).
Steven told a lot of jokes at the party to make us laugh.Steven contó muchos chistes en la fiesta para hacernos reír.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(inept person)
a. el hazmerreír
(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 hazmerreír
(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)
The democratic candidate said publicly that the president is a joke.El candidato democrático dijo en público que el presidente es un hazmerreír.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(farce)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The final exam was a joke. I finished it in ten minutes.El examen final fue ridículo. Lo acabé en diez minutos.
This article is such a joke. The facts are all wrong and there's a clear bias.Este artículo es inútil. Los datos no son correctos y hay un marcado sesgo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to make jokes)
a. contar chistes
Mariel loves to joke about our soccer team.A Mariel le encanta contar chistes acerca de nuestro equipo de fútbol.
b. bromear
You shouldn't joke about ethnic groups.No deberías bromear acerca de grupos étnicos.
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joking(
jo
-
kihng
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (in humor)
a. jocoso
I didn't like his joking tone. I thought it rather disrepectful.No me gustó su tono jocoso. Me parecía un tanto irreverente.
b. humorístico
She made a joking reference to his old-fashioned hairstyle.Hizo una referencia humorística a su corte de pelo anticuado.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (jokes)
a. las bromas
(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).
Joking may seem fun, but it can hurt some people's feelings.Las bromas pueden parecer divertidas, pero pueden herir los sentimientos de algunas personas.
b. los chistes
(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).
(verbal)
Their constant joking at his expense was getting on my nerves.Sus constantes chistes a costa de él me estaban poniendo los pelos de punta.
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