Regionalisms from Spain 
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
a. tonto
He sounds dumb because of his bad grammar.Parece tonto por su faltas gramaticales.
b. bobo
Don't be dumb. Of course I'm coming to your party!No seas bobo. ¡Claro que iré a tu fiesta!
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g., cat, groovy).
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g., redneck).
(permanently unable to speak)
a. mudo
My cousin has been dumb since birth.Mi primo ha sido mudo desde que nació.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (unable to speak)
a. mudo(a)
to be struck dumb with astonishmentquedarse mudo(a) de asombro
dumb animalslos animales indefensos
2. (colloquial)
a. bobo(a), estúpido(a) (stupid; person, action)
dumb blonderubia or
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dumb [dʌm]
dumber (comparative)dumbest (superlative)
1 (Med) mudo; (with surprise etc) sin habla
a dumb person un mudo; to become dumb quedar mudo; she's deaf and dumb es sordomuda; dumb animals animales (m) indefensos; the dumb millions los millones que no tienen voz; to be struck dumb quedarse sin habla
2 (stupid) tonto; bobo
to act dumb hacerse el tonto; don't be so dumb! ¡no seas tonto or bobo!; that was a really dumb thing I did! ¡lo que hice fue una verdadera tontería or bobada!; he says some dumb things ¡dice cada tontería or bobada!; dumb blonde rubia (f) descerebrada or sin seso
as dumb as an ox más bruto que un arado
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