tontear
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tontear(
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teh
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to play the fool)
a. to fool around
Solo estábamos tonteando. ¡Juro que no lo lastimé a propósito!We were just fooling around. I swear I didn't hurt him on purpose!
b. to act the fool
A Mario le gusta tontear y hacer payasadas.Mario likes to act the fool and do crazy things.
2. (to talk rubbish)
a. to talk nonsense
Deja de tontear y dime la verdad sobre lo que ocurrió.Stop talking nonsense and tell me the truth about what happened.
3. (to behave flirtatiously)
a. to flirt
Te vi tonteando con Federico. ¿Te gusta?I saw you flirting with Federico. Do you like him?
b. to fool around
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Tonteamos un poco pero no pasó nada más.We fooled around a little but nothing else happened.
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tontear
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (hacer el tonto)
a. to fool about
2. (coquetear)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
tontear (con alguien)to flirt (with somebody)
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tontear
intransitive verb
1 (hacer el tonto) to fool about; act the fool
2 (decir tonterías) to talk nonsense
3 (amorosamente) to flirt
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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