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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (out of control)
a. histérico
We were very frightened and the children were hysterical.Teníamos mucho miedo y los chicos estaban histéricos.
b. de histeria
His wife had a hysterical reaction when she heard the news.Su mujer sufrió un ataque de histeria cuando oyó la noticia.
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Neighbors reported hearing hysterical shouting from inside the apartment.Los vecinos afirmaron haber oído a alguien gritar de forma histérica en el interior del apartamento.
The situation was so funny that we collapsed in hysterical laughter.La situación era tan graciosa que nos echamos a reír histéricamente.
2. (very funny)
a. graciosísimo
You must invite your cousin Fredo to the party. He's hysterical.Tienes que invitar a tu primo Fredo a la fiesta. Es graciosísimo.
b. desternillante
The movie has several hysterical scenes that had me literally crying with laughter.La película tiene varias escenas desternillantes que me hicieron, literalmente, llorar de la risa.
c. para morirse de la risa
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
John sent me a hysterical video of a cat seeing its own reflection in the mirror.John me envió un video de un gato que ve su propio reflejo en el espejo que es para morirse de la risa.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (uncontrolled)
a. histérico(a)
2. (very funny)
a. graciosísimo(a), divertidísimo(a)
hysterical laughtercarcajadas histéricas
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hysterical [hɪsˈterɪkəl]
1 (Psychology and Psychiatry) histérico
2 (out of control) histérico
you're being hysterical te estás comportando como un histérico
I was almost hysterical with worry
to get hysterical ponerse histérico
3 (very funny) [+situation] para morirse de (la) risa; [+person] graciosísimo; desternillante
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