bobo
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bobo(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (foolish)
a. silly
No seas boba; claro que puedes entrar.Don't be silly! Of course you can come in.
b. dumb
Ese chico bobo nunca aprenderá su lección.That dumb boy will never learn his lesson.
2. (innocent)
a. naive
Si no fuera tan bobo, Jules se daría cuenta de que esta es una situación peligrosa.If he weren't so naive, Jules would realize that this is a dangerous situation.
b. naïve
No seas tan bobo. ¡Los elefantes no pueden volar!Don't be so naïve. Elephants can't fly!
c. simple
Marco es un poco bobo; se cree cualquier cosa que le digan.Marco is a bit simple; he believes everything you tell him.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
3. (stupid person)
a. fool
Solo un bobo creería una historia así.Only a fool would believe a story like that.
b. idiot
¿Por qué sales con Ken? Es un bobo.Why are you dating Ken? He's an idiot.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(anatomy) (River Plate)
a. heart
Tío Lalo anda con problemas del bobo.Uncle Lalo has heart problems.
b. ticker
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
El bobo se me empieza a acelerar cuando pienso en Mireya.My ticker starts beating faster when I think of Mireya.
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bobo
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (tonto)
a. stupid, daft
2. (ingenuo)
a. naive, simple
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (tonto)
a. fool, idiot
4. (ingenuo)
a. simpleton
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boboa boba
adjective
(tonto) silly; stupid; (ingenuo) simple; naïve
estar o andar bobo con algo to be crazy about sth
(tonto) idiot; fool; (Teat) clown; funny man
entre bobos anda el juego they're well matched; one's as bad as the other
a los bobos se les aparece la madre de Dios fortune favours fools
1 (Caribe) (reloj) watch
2 (S. Cone) (corazón) heart; ticker (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "bobo"
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ese bobo del móvil
that idiot on the phone
tan bobo
so silly
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