tease
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tease(
tiz
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to annoy)
a. molestar
If you don't stop teasing your sister, you're grounded!¡Si no dejas de molestar a tu hermana, estás castigado!
2. (to make fun of)
a. burlarse de
That bully who teases all of the children needs to be reprimanded.Ese matón que se burla de todos los niños necesita ser regañado.
b. tomar el pelo a
If she wears that sweater to school, all of her friends will tease her.Si lleva ese suéter a la escuela, todos sus amigos van a tomarle el pelo a ella.
3. (to flirt)
a. coquetear
A womanizer loves to tease women and leave them hanging.Al mujeriego le encanta coquetear con las mujeres y dejarlas en el aire.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to joke)
a. bromear
Don't pay him any mind; he's just teasing.No le hagas caso; sólo está bromeando.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (flirt)
a. el coqueto
(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 coqueta
(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 tease! She didn't even give me her number!¡Qué coqueta! ¡Ni siquiera me dio su número!
6. (person who jokes)
a. el bromista
(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 bromista
(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 like his humor, but he can be too much of a tease sometimes.Me gusta su humor, pero él se puede pasar de bromista algunas veces.
b. el guasón
(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 guasona
(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).
(colloquial)
She's a tease and always the life of the party.Ella es una guasona y siempre el alma de la fiesta.
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tease
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (person)
a. el guasón(ona) m,f, bromista
(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 guasón(ona) m,f, bromista
(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).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
a. tomar el pelo a
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (general)
a. bromear
I was only teasing!¡sólo era una broma!
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tease [tiːz]
noun
1 (person) (leg-puller) bromista (m); guasónonaguasona (informal) (m) (f);ona guasona
he's a dreadful tease es muy bromista; es muy guasón (informal)
2 (flirt)
he's a dreadful tease le gusta mucho flirtear
3 (joke)
to do sth for a tease hacer algo para divertirse
transitive verb
1 [+person] (make fun of) tomar el pelo a; mofarse de; (annoy) fastidiar; molestar; (cruelly) atormentar; (sexually) coquetear con
they tease her about her hair la molestan con chistes acerca de su pelo; I don't like being teased no me gusta que se me tome el pelo
2 [+animal] provocar
3 (Téc) [+fibres] cardar
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