- 1 (stupid person)idiota (masculine or feminine)what a stupid fool he is!
tonto, (-ta) (masculine, feminine)¡qué idiota or imbécil es!I was fool enough to believe himfui tan tonto or idiota que le creíto make a fool of oneselfhacer el ridículoto make somebody look a fooldejar a alguien en ridículoshe made herself look an utter o absolute foolhizo un ridículo espantosoif you don't believe me, then more fool yousi no me crees, peor para tihe's no o nobody's foolno tiene un pelo de tontonot to suffer fools gladly
nadie le toma el pelotener muy poca paciencia con las estupideces de la genteto act o play the foolhacer payasadasto live in a fool's paradise
hacer el payaso (Spain)vivir engañadoto send somebody on a fool's errandmandar a alguien a dar un paseítoa fool and his money are soon parted
mandar a alguien a ver si llueve (Latin America) [humorous]a los tontos no les dura el dinerothere's no fool like an old foolno hay peor tonto que un viejo tontofools rush in (where angels fear to tread)Oraciones de ejemplo
- Dealing with drunken fools who don't know when to quit is the downside to any bar job.
- More than a necessary evil, it has become a mandatory fool's errand.
- We're all on a fool's errand, credit card in hand.
- 2 (jester)Oraciones de ejemplo
- In Twelfth Night, Feste plays the role of a humble clown employed by Olivia's father playing the licensed fool of their household.
- He, too, is an extension of More, both of his comic side in general and of his love of fools and clowns in particular, as reported by Erasmus.
- Samis are often stereotyped as the comical helpers of Santa Claus or, even more negatively, as drunken fools or jesters.
- who are you trying to fool?¿a quién te crees que estás engañando?you had me completely fooledme tenías absolutamente convencidato fool somebody
intosomething/ -ingI fooled him into thinking that …le hice creer que …she was fooled into giving us the keyconseguimos engañarla para que nos diera la llaveOraciones de ejemplo
- Do you mean to suggest that Chinese people are fooled or fool themselves into living in a false world?
- She was fooled into using her fame to help promote a slimming drink, which turned out to be tea.
- The design is practically flawless, the use of textures and atmosphere so real that you are fooled into a sense of realism.
- 1→ fool around
- 2 (joke) I was only foolingestaba bromeando
lo dije ( or hice etc) en bromaOraciones de ejemplo
- These may only be laughing and fooling about, but given all the publicity about drugs etc, people are afraid to walk past or talk to them.
- Our engineers were fooling about in the studio singing vulgar songs and making rude remarks in front of the microphone.
- Destined for academic greatness, Masters says he still had time to fool about at grammar school in Richmond, North Yorkshire.
- (before noun)(American English)
Verbos con partícula
- → fool around 1
- 1 (act foolishly) children shouldn't fool around with electricity
los niños no deben jugar con la electricidad2 (be sexually involved) girls who fool around
las chicas que andan con uno y con otrohe was fooling around with other women
tenía enredos or andaba con otras
noun(especially British English) (Cookery)
- countable or uncountable(postre a base de puré de frutas y crema)Oraciones de ejemplo
- Fruit fools, jellies, and ice creams were popular desserts.
- For dessert, we ordered the rhubarb and strawberry fool, with stem ginger ice cream.
- Use it trickled over ice-cream sundaes, on pancakes, or with the banana fool above.
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