Quick answer
"Kidding" is a form of "kid", a noun which is often translated as "el niño". "Joke" is a noun which is often translated as "la broma". Learn more about the difference between "joke" and "kidding" 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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kid(
kihd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(young child)
a. el niño
(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 niña
(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 kids are out playing on the swings.Los niños están afuera jugando en los columpios.
b. el chico
(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 chica
(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 kid next door is very respectful.El chico de la casa de al lado es muy respetuoso.
c. el muchacho
(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 muchacha
(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 kids in my neighborhood love soccer.A los muchachos de mi vecindario les encanta el fútbol.
d. el nene
(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 nena
(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)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Hey, kid! Leave her alone!¡Oye, nene! ¡Déjala quieta!
e. el escuincle
(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 escuincla
(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)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
That kid needs to start studying.Esa escuincla tiene que ponerse a estudiar.
f. el pibe
(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 pibe
(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)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Bolivia
(Bolivia)
That kid really knows how to dance!¡Ese pibe sí sabe bailar!
g. el chamo
(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 chama
(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)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
That kid's name is Elias.Ese chamo se llama Elías.
h. el guagua
(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 guagua
(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)
Regionalism used in Ecuador
(Ecuador)
Ask that kid to bring me a soda.Pídele a ese guagua que me traiga un refresco.
i. el chamaco
(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 chamaca
(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)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
That kid looks like he's your age.Ese chamaco parece ser de tu misma edad.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(relative)
a. el hijo
(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 hija
(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).
How many kids do you have? - Two, a boy and a girl.¿Cuántos hijos tienen ustedes? - Dos, un niño y una niña.
3. (animal)
a. el chivito
(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 chivita
(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 Garcías have a new kid on their farm.Los García tienen un nuevo chivito en su granja.
b. el cabrito
(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 cabrita
(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 two kids we saw at the zoo yesterday were so cute.Los dos cabritos que vimos ayer en el zoológico eran bien bonitos.
4. (culinary)
a. el cabrito
(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'll have the roast kid with potatoes and plums.Yo tomaré el cabrito asado con patatas y ciruelas.
b. el chivito
(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).
Kid meat is lean and rich in vitamins.La carne de chivito es magra y rica en vitaminas.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to joke)
a. bromear
I wasn't serious. I was only kidding.No estaba hablando en serio. Solo estaba bromeando.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to joke)
a. tomar el pelo
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Don't get mad! I'm just kidding you.¡No te enojes! Solo te estoy tomando el pelo.
b. cotorrear
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I don't believe you! You're kidding me, right?¡No te creo! ¿Me estás cotorreando, verdad?
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