truco
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truco(
troo
-
koh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (deceit)
a. trick
El mago hizo un truco para los niños.The magician performed a trick for the children.
2. (skill)
a. hang
Estoy tomándole el truco a mi trabajo poco a poco.I'm getting the hang of my job little by little.
b. knack
Con práctica, voy a cogerle el truco.With practice, I'll get the knack of it.
3. (scheme)
a. trick
Convencieron a sus clientes de que era una buena inversión con un viejo truco.They convinced their clients that it was a good investment with the oldest trick in the book.
b. dodge
La práctica de solo aceptar efectivo era un truco para evitar pagar impuestos.The practice of only accepting cash was a dodge to avoid paying taxes.
4. (card games)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. truco
Cuando fui a Argentina aprendí a jugar truco.When I went to Argentina I learned to play truco.
trucos
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (game)
a. billiards
Los jóvenes se juntaron a jugar trucos.The youngsters got together to play billiards.
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truco
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (trampa, engaño)
a. trick
un truco de magiaa magic trick
la baraja no tiene trucoit's a perfectly normal pack, deck of cards
2. (habilidad, técnica)
a. knack
el truco está en saber no dejarlo demasiado tiempo en el hornothe secret is not to leave it in the oven for too long
pillarle el truco (a algo)to get the knack (of something)
tiene trucothere's a knack to it
no tiene trucothere's nothing to it
truco publicitarioadvertising gimmick
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truco
1 (ardid) trick; dodge; (Cine) trick effect; piece of trick photography
el tío tiene muchos trucos the fellow is up to all the tricks in the book; coger el truco a algn to see how sb works a trick; catch on to sb's little game; arte de los trucos conjuring
truco de naipes card trick
truco publicitario advertising gimmick
2 (habilidad) knack
coger el truco to get the knack; get the hang of it; catch on
3 (And) (S. Cone) (puñetazo) punch; bash (familiar)
4 (S. Cone) (Naipes) popular card game
5 trucos (Billar) billiards
singular
; (s)
pool
singular
; (s)
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dulce o truco
trick or treat
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