Translation of joke in Italian:
- 1 (amusing story) to tell a joke to crack jokesraccontare barzelletteto get the joke [informal] bad joke(in bad taste)
barzelletta di cattivo gusto(stupid)
barzelletta stupida[figurative]it's our private joke to have a joke about something
brutto scherzoraccontare una storiella su qualcosacan't you see the joke?capisci il senso della battuta?
- 2 (laughing matter) to do something as a jokefare qualcosa per scherzoto turn something into a jokevolgere qualcosa in burlato carry o take a joke too faresagerare con uno scherzo o spingere uno scherzo troppo in làthe joke is on you this is getting beyond a jokela cosa si sta facendo seriashe can't take a jokenon sa stare allo scherzocan't you take a joke? it's no joke doingnon è uno scherzo fareit's no joke trying to find a job to make a joke of somethingprendere in burla qualcosa
- 3 (prank) to play a joke on somebodyfare uno scherzo a qualcuno o giocare un brutto tiro a qualcuno
- 4 (object of ridicule)(person)
zimbello (masculine)(event, situation)the exam was a joke
cosa (feminine) buffa, ridicolal'esame è stato uno scherzo
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