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American English: /dəm/
British English: /dʌm/

Translation of dumb in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (temporarily silent) to remain dumb
    permanecer en silencio or callado
    to be struck dumb
    quedarse mudo or sin habla
    1.2 (unable to speak) (dated or offensive) she's deaf and dumb
    es sordomuda
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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) (US) [colloquial]
    bobo [colloquial]
    how dumb can you get?!
    ¿cómo puedes ser tan tonto?
    ¿cómo puedes ser tan bobo? [colloquial]
    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]
    to act dumb
    hacerse el bobo [colloquial]
    she played the dumb blonde
    hacía el papel de la típica rubia tonta
    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.

Phrasal verbs

dumb down

verb + adverb + object, verb + object + adverb
bajar el nivel intelectual de
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