silly
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (foolish)
a. tonto
That's a silly question.Esa es una pregunta tonta.
b. bobo
Don't be silly! Of course you should go.¡No seas bobo! Por supuesto que deberías ir.
c. zonzo
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
How silly of me!¡Qué zonzo soy!
d. sonso
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
What a silly idea!¡Qué idea más sonsa!
2. (absurd)
a. ridículo
You look silly in that outfit.Te ves ridícula con ese atuendo.
3. (senseless)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The haunted house scared them silly.La casa embrujada los dejó anonadados de miedo.
We laughed ourselves silly.Nos desternillamos de risa.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (foolish person)
a. el tonto
(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 tonta
(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).
I was just joking, silly!¡Solo estaba bromeando, tonta!
b. el bobo
(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 boba
(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).
Don't put it there, silly!¡No lo pongas ahí, bobo!
c. el zonzo
(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 zonza
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Come here, silly! I didn't mean it.¡Ven acá, zonzo! No lo dije en serio.
d. el sonso
(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 sonsa
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
No, silly, it's that button you have to press.No, sonsa, es ese botón que hay que presionar.
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silly
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. tonto(a), estúpido(a)
the silly thing is that…lo más ridículo es que…
to make somebody look sillyponer a alguien en ridículo
to say/do something sillydecir/hacer una tontería
to laugh/worry oneself sillymorirse de la risa/de preocupación
to knock somebody sillydejar a alguien atontado de un mamporro
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (colloquial)
a. el idiota
(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 idiota
(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).
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silly [ˈsɪlɪ]
adjective
sillier (comparative)silliest (superlative) (stupid) [+person] tonto; bobo; sonso or zonzo; (LAm) [+act, idea] absurdo; (ridiculous) ridículo
how silly of me! silly me! ¡qué tonto or bobo soy!
that was silly of you that was a silly thing to do eso que hiciste fue muy tonto or bobo; fue una tontería or estupidez por tu parte
don't be silly no seas tonto or bobo
I feel silly in this hat me siento ridículo con este sombrero
to knock sb silly dar una paliza a algn
the blow knocked him silly el golpe le dejó tonto or sin sentido
to laugh o.s. silly desternillarse de risa (informal)
you look silly carrying that fish pareces tonto llevando ese pez
to make sb look silly poner a algn en ridículo
silly season temporada (f) boba; canícula (f)
I've done a silly thing he hecho una tontería; he sido un tonto
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