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"Ugly" is an adjective which is often translated as "feo", and "silly" is an adjective which is often translated as "tonto". Learn more about the difference between "ugly" and "silly" below.
ugly(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (hideous)
a. feo
He went through an ugly phase in high school.Pasó una etapa de ser feo en el colegio.
2. (unpleasant)
a. desagradable
They faced an ugly defeat at the Battle of Manassas.Enfrentaron una derrota desagradable en la batalla de Manassas.
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silly(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (foolish)
a. tonto
That's a silly question.Esa es una pregunta tonta.
b. bobo
Don't be silly! Of course you should go.¡No seas bobo! Por supuesto que deberías ir.
c. zonzo
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
How silly of me!¡Qué zonzo soy!
d. sonso
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
What a silly idea!¡Qué idea más sonsa!
2. (absurd)
a. ridículo
You look silly in that outfit.Te ves ridícula con ese atuendo.
3. (senseless)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The haunted house scared them silly.La casa embrujada los dejó anonadados de miedo.
We laughed ourselves silly.Nos desternillamos de risa.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (foolish person)
a. el tonto
(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 tonta
(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 was just joking, silly!¡Solo estaba bromeando, tonta!
b. el bobo
(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 boba
(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).
Don't put it there, silly!¡No lo pongas ahí, bobo!
c. el zonzo
(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 zonza
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Come here, silly! I didn't mean it.¡Ven acá, zonzo! No lo dije en serio.
d. el sonso
(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 sonsa
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
No, silly, it's that button you have to press.No, sonsa, es ese botón que hay que presionar.
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