Quick answer
"Joking" is an adjective which is often translated as "jocoso", and "make jokes" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "hacer bromas". Learn more about the difference between "joking" and "make jokes" below.
joking(
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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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make jokes
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. hacer bromas
Tim and Rose are always making jokes about each other but they are very happily married.Tim y Rose siempre hacen bromas el uno acerca del otro pero están muy felizmente casados.
b. bromear
The situation is politically sensitive and we shouldn't make jokes about it.La situación es políticamente delicada y no es para bromear.
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