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clown

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clown(
klaun
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (comic performer)
a. el payaso
(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 payasa
(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).
Is there anything more terrifying than an evil clown?¿Hay alguna cosa más espeluznante que un payaso malvado?
The clown at the party was very funny.El payaso en la fiesta fue muy cómico.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(joker)
a. el mamarracho
(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 mamarracha
(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)
That guy is a clown; I don't like him.Ese tipo es un mamarracho; no me cae bien.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to joke around; used with "around")
a. bromear
I do not tolerate clowning around in my class.No soporto que bromeen en mi clase.
b. payasear
I'm not clowning around. Eat your dinner or you don't get dessert!No estoy payaseando. ¡Cómete la cena o no tienes postre!
c. hacer el payaso
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I can't take you seriously when you clown around.No te puedo tomar en serio cuando haces el payaso.
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clown
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (in circus)
a. el payaso
(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).
to act the clownhacer el payaso
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (general)
a.
to clown about or aroundhacer el payaso
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clown [klaʊn]
noun
1 (in circus) payasoapayasa (m) (f);a payasa clown (m)
to make a clown of o.s. hacer el ridículo
2 patán (m); zoquete (m)
intransitive verb
(also clown about or around) hacer el payaso
stop clowning! ¡déjate de tonterías!
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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