fool
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fool(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (stupid or silly 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).
What a fool you are!¡Qué tonta eres!
b. 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).
Some fool left the windows open.Algún idiota dejó abiertas las ventanas.
2. (jester)
a. el bufón
(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).
The king summoned the fool in order to hear some of his jokes.El rey hizo llamar al bufón para escuchar algunos de sus chistes.
3. (culinary) (United Kingdom)
a. el puré de fruta con natas
(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).
This rhubarb fool is delicious!¡Este puré de ruibarbo con natas es delicioso!
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (stupid)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. tonto
What a fool thing to do.¡Qué acto mas tonto!
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to deceive)
a. engañar
You won't fool your mother so easily.No engañarás a tu madre tan fácilmente.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to act foolishly)
a. hacer el tonto
Stop fooling; this is serious!Deja de hacer el tonto; ¡esto es serio!
b. bromear
I never know when is he fooling and when he's being serious.No sé nunca cuándo está bromeando y cuándo habla en serio.
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fool
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (stupid person)
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).
2. (jester)
a. el bufón
(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 play or act the foolhacer el tonto
to make a fool of somebodyponer a alguien en ridículo
to make a fool of oneselfhacer el ridículo
(the) more fool you!¡peor para ti!
I felt such a foolme sentí como un tonto
she's no or nobody's foolno tiene un pelo de tonta
they're living in a fool's paradiseviven en las nubes
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (deceive)
a. engañar
to fool somebody into doing somethingengañar a alguien para que haga algo
you can't fool mea mí no me engañas
he's an expert? you could have fooled me!¿que es un experto? ¡quién lo hubiera dicho!
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (act foolishly)
a. hacer el tonto or el indio
stop fooling!¡deja de hacer el tonto!
I was only foolingestaba de broma
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fool [fuːl]
noun
1 (idiot) tontoatonta (m) (f);a tonta zonzoazonza (m) (f);a zonza (LAm)
don't be a fool! ¡no seas tonto!; I was a fool not to go! ¡qué tonto fui en no ir!
to act the fool hacer el tonto
to be fool enough to do sth ser lo bastante tonto como para hacer algo
to send sb on a fool's errand enviar a algn a una misión inútil
to make a fool of sb poner or dejar a algn en ridículo
to make a fool of o.s. quedar en ridículo
I'm nobody's fool yo no me chupo el dedo; yo no tengo un pelo de tonto
to play the fool hacer el tonto
some fool of a civil servant algún funcionario imbécil
you fool! ¡idiota!; ¡imbécil!
to live in a fool's paradise vivir de ilusiones
there's no fool like an old fool la cabeza blanca y el seso por venir
a fool and his money are soon parted a los tontos no les dura el dinero
A fool and his money, as we all know, are soon parted. But is it the case that the British are more credulous and more naive about money than other nations?
fools rush in (where angels fear to tread) la ignorancia es osada
She still finds time to read the 2000 letters she receives every year. "Sometimes I think, Good God, how did I get into this. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread ..."
2 (jester) bufón (m)
adjective
(US) tonto; zonzo; (LAm)
transitive verb
(deceive) engañar
you can't fool me a mí no me engañas
"my husband has always been faithful to me" — "you could have fooled me!" —mi marido siempre me ha sido fiel —¡qué fiel ni qué ocho cuartos! (informal)
you had me fooled there casi lo creí; por poco me lo trago (informal)
that fooled him! ¡aquello coló! (informal); ¡se lo tragó! (informal)
that fooled nobody aquello no engañó a nadie; nadie se tragó aquello (informal)
intransitive verb
hacer el tonto
no fooling en serio
I was only fooling solo era una broma
quit fooling! ¡déjate de tonterías!
fool [fuːl]
noun
(Britain) (Cookery) (also fruit fool) puré de frutas con nata o natillas
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