- 1 1.1 (temporarily silent) to remain dumb permanecer* en silencio or callado to be struck dumb quedarse mudo or sin habla, enmudecer* 1.2 (unable to speak) [dated or offensive/anticuado u ofensivo] mudo she's deaf and dumb es sordomuda dumb animals los animalesMore example sentences
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- Any blind or dumb person knows how unsafe it is in this land known as paradise.
- When the devil had come out, the dumb man began to speak.
- Then we have a black girl who's built like the rest, and she's dumb, she can't speak, she uses sign language.
- Sara felt herself pitying the poor, dumb creature.
- The bovine reference seems apt since I keep standing like a dumb beast on the wrong side of escalators, and walking down footpaths on the wrong side so that people have to go round me.
- Another dumb creature has also been in the limelight.
- 2 (stupid) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar], tonto, bobo [colloquial/familiar] how dumb can you get?! ¿cómo puedes ser tan tonto or [colloquial/familiar] bobo? that was a dumb thing to do/say ¡qué tontería haber hecho/dicho eso! I can't get the dumb thing to work no logro hacer que funcione esta porquería [colloquial/familiar] to act dumb hacerse* el tonto or [colloquial/familiar] el bobo she played the dumb blonde hacía el papel de la típica rubia tontaMore example sentences
- I couldn't tell if he was being stupid, dumb, or idiotic.
- ‘You're so slow and stupid and dumb,’ she grumbled, opening it and taking out a pencil.
- Throughout the years, I've had personal contact with some folks that were heavy dope smokers and I always thought they were just extra dumb or extra stupid.
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In Mexico, today is Conmemoración de la Proclamación de la Independencia. Throughout the country, at 11 o'clock at night, there is a communal shout, El Grito, in memory of Padre Hidalgo's cry of independence from the Spanish in the town of Dolores.