Translation of dumb in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /dʌm/


  • 1 1.1 (unable to speak) mudo she's deaf and dumb es sordomuda dumb animals los animales 1.2 (temporarily silent) to remain dumb permanecer* en silencio or callado to be struck dumb quedarse mudo or sin habla, enmudecer*
  • 2 (stupid) (AmE) [colloquial/familiar], tonto, bobo [familiar/colloquial] how dumb can you get?! ¿cómo puedes ser tan tonto or [familiar/colloquial] 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 [familiar/colloquial] to act dumb hacerse* el tonto or [familiar/colloquial] el bobo she played the dumb blonde hacía el papel de la típica rubia tonta

Phrasal verbs

dumb down

v + adv + o, v + o + adv
bajar el nivel intelectual de

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