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

Translation of dumb in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (temporarily silent) See examples: 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)
    (American English) [colloquial]
    how dumb can you get?!
    ¿cómo puedes ser tan tonto or [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 [colloquial]
    to act dumb
    hacerse el tonto or [colloquial] el bobo
    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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