ridicule
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ridicule(
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dih
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kyul
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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. (derision)
a. el ridículo
(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 secretary was held up to ridicule when her private emails were hacked.La secretaria fue puesta en ridículo cuando piratearon sus correos electrónicos privados.
b. la mofa
(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).
He refused to answer any questions for fear of being exposed to ridicule.Se negó a responder a cualquier pregunta por miedo a ser expuesto a la mofa.
c. las burlas
(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).
The minister was a subject of ridicule in the media after being caught with a prostitute.El ministro fue objeto de burlas en los medios de comunicación tras ser sorprendido con una prostituta.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to mock)
a. ridiculizar
It was very rude of them to ridicule the team they had just beaten.Fue muy grosero de su parte ridiculizar al equipo que acababan de vencer.
b. burlarse de
People ridiculed her last year, but time has proven her correct.La gente se burlaba de ella el año pasado, pero el tiempo ha demostrado que tenía razón.
c. reírse de
She stole his ideas and then had the gall to ridicule him in public.Ella se robó sus ideas y luego tuvo el descaro de reírse de él en público.
d. poner en ridículo
Feel free to ridicule me. I am confident the truth will come out.No dudes en ponerme en ridículo. Estoy seguro de que la verdad saldrá a la luz.
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ridicule
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la burlas fpl, mofa
(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).
to hold something/somebody up to ridiculeponer algo/a alguien en ridículo
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
a. ridiculizar, poner en ridículo
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ridicule [ˈrɪdɪkjuːl]
noun
irrisión (f); burla (f)
to expose sb to public ridicule exponer a algn a la mofa pública; to hold sth/sb up to ridicule poner algo/a algn en ridículo; to lay o.s. open to ridicule exponerse al ridículo
transitive verb
dejar or poner en ridículo; ridiculizar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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