pun

pun(
puhn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (play on words)
a. el juego de palabras
(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).
(M)
His air freight company never really took off, if you'll excuse the pun.Su empresa de transporte aéreo nunca despegó, si me perdonan el juego de palabras.
Joe's opinion carries a lot of "weight," if you get the pun. - Was that a joke about Joe's weight? Because I don't find that funny.La opinión de Joe tiene mucho "peso", si captas el juego de palabras. - ¿Eso fue un chiste acerca del peso de Joe? Porque no me parece gracioso.
b. el retruécano
(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).
(M)
People often made puns on his surname, which was Cranko.La gente a menudo hacía retruécanos sobre su apellido, que era Cranko.
c. el albur
(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).
(M)
(double entendre)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Do you understand Polo Polo's puns?¿Entiendes los albures de Polo Polo?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to make plays on words)
a. hacer juegos de palabras
All the crossword clues punned on names of composers.Todas las pistas del crucigrama hacían juegos de palabras sobre nombres de compositores.
b. hacer retruécanos
She was a wizard with words and loved punning.Era un genio con las palabras y le encantaba hacer retruécanos.
c. alburear
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
When Richard punned, it was to avoid serious discussion.Cuando Richard albureaba, era para evitar cualquier discusión seria.
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pun
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el juego de palabras
(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).
(M)
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pun [pʌn]
noun
juego (m) de palabras;on sobre; retruécano (m); albur (m); (Méx)
intransitive verb
hacer un juego de palabras;on sobre; alburear; (Méx)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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