Quick answer
"Joke" is a noun which is often translated as "la broma", and "tease" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "molestar". Learn more about the difference between "joke" and "tease" 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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tease(
tiz
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to annoy)
a. molestar
If you don't stop teasing your sister, you're grounded!¡Si no dejas de molestar a tu hermana, estás castigado!
2. (to make fun of)
a. burlarse de
That bully who teases all of the children needs to be reprimanded.Ese matón que se burla de todos los niños necesita ser regañado.
b. tomar el pelo a
If she wears that sweater to school, all of her friends will tease her.Si lleva ese suéter a la escuela, todos sus amigos van a tomarle el pelo a ella.
3. (to flirt)
a. coquetear
A womanizer loves to tease women and leave them hanging.Al mujeriego le encanta coquetear con las mujeres y dejarlas en el aire.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to joke)
a. bromear
Don't pay him any mind; he's just teasing.No le hagas caso; sólo está bromeando.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (flirt)
a. el coqueto
(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 coqueta
(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).
What a tease! She didn't even give me her number!¡Qué coqueta! ¡Ni siquiera me dio su número!
6. (person who jokes)
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).
I like his humor, but he can be too much of a tease sometimes.Me gusta su humor, pero él se puede pasar de bromista algunas veces.
b. 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).
(colloquial)
She's a tease and always the life of the party.Ella es una guasona y siempre el alma de la fiesta.
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