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"Joker" is a noun which is often translated as "el/la bromista", and "wild card" is a noun which is often translated as "el comodín". Learn more about the difference between "joker" and "wild card" below.
joker(
jo
-
kuhr
)
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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wild card(
wayld
 
kard
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (substitute card in a card game)
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).
Would you explain the rules of the wild card to me?¿Me explicarías las reglas del comodín?
2. (unpredictable person)
a. el imponderable
(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 imponderable
(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).
Andres is the wild card at this party. You never know what he's going to do.Andrés es el imponderable en esta fiesta. Nunca se sabe lo que va a hacer.
b. el loco
(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 loca
(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).
There is always a wild card at these events, but it makes it interesting.Siempre hay un loco en estos eventos, pero lo hace interesante.
c. la incógnita
(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 president is always a wild card. It is impossible to know what his next move will be.El presidente es siempre una incógnita. Es imposible saber cuál será su próximo movimiento.
3. (in sports)
a. la invitada
(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 football team just found out that they are the wild card for the tournament.El equipo de fútbol americano acaba de enterarse de que son la invitada del torneo.
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