There are 3 translations of fool in Spanish:

fool1

Pronunciation: /fuːl/

n

  • 1 c 1.1 (stupid person) idiota (mf), tonto, -ta (m,f) what a stupid fool he is! ¡qué idiota or imbécil es! I was fool enough to believe him fui tan tonto or idiota que le creí to make a fool of oneself hacer* el ridículo to make sb look a fool dejar a algn en ridículo she made herself look an utter o absolute fool hizo un ridículo espantoso if you don't believe me, then more fool you si no me crees, peor para ti he's no o nobody's fool no tiene un pelo de tonto, nadie le toma el pelo not to suffer fools gladly tener* muy poca paciencia con las estupideces de la gente to act o play the fool hacer* payasadas, hacer* el payaso (Esp) to live in a fool's paradise vivir engañado to send sb on a fool's errand mandar a algn a dar un paseíto, mandar a algn a ver si llueve (AmL) [humorístico/humorous] a fool and his money are soon parted a los tontos no les dura el dinero there's no fool like an old fool no hay peor tonto que un viejo tonto fools rush in (where angels fear to tread) el necio es atrevido y el sabio comedido
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    • Dealing with drunken fools who don't know when to quit is the downside to any bar job.
    • More than a necessary evil, it has become a mandatory fool's errand.
    • We're all on a fool's errand, credit card in hand.
    1.2 (jester) bufón (m)
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    • In Twelfth Night, Feste plays the role of a humble clown employed by Olivia's father playing the licensed fool of their household.
    • He, too, is an extension of More, both of his comic side in general and of his love of fools and clowns in particular, as reported by Erasmus.
    • Samis are often stereotyped as the comical helpers of Santa Claus or, even more negatively, as drunken fools or jesters.
  • 2 c u (esp BrE) [Culin] postre a base de puré de frutas y crema
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    • Fruit fools, jellies, and ice creams were popular desserts.
    • For dessert, we ordered the rhubarb and strawberry fool, with stem ginger ice cream.
    • Use it trickled over ice-cream sundaes, on pancakes, or with the banana fool above.

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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.

There are 3 translations of fool in Spanish:

fool2

vt

  • engañar who are you trying to fool? ¿a quién te crees que estás engañando? you had me completely fooled me tenías absolutamente convencidato fool sb into sth/-ing I fooled him into thinking that … le hice creer que … she was fooled into giving us the key conseguimos engañarla para que nos diera la llave
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    • Do you mean to suggest that Chinese people are fooled or fool themselves into living in a false world?
    • She was fooled into using her fame to help promote a slimming drink, which turned out to be tea.
    • The design is practically flawless, the use of textures and atmosphere so real that you are fooled into a sense of realism.

vi

  • 1.1fool around 1.2 (joke) bromear I was only fooling estaba bromeando, lo dije ( or hice etc) en broma
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    • These may only be laughing and fooling about, but given all the publicity about drugs etc, people are afraid to walk past or talk to them.
    • Our engineers were fooling about in the studio singing vulgar songs and making rude remarks in front of the microphone.
    • Destined for academic greatness, Masters says he still had time to fool about at grammar school in Richmond, North Yorkshire.

Phrasal verbs

fool about

(esp BrE)
fool around 1

fool around

v + adv
1.1 (act foolishly) hacer* payasadas, hacer* el tonto (Esp) , hacerse* guaje (Méx) children shouldn't fool around with electricity los niños no deben jugar con la electricidad 1.2 (be sexually involved) girls who fool around las chicas que andan con uno y con otro he was fooling around with other women tenía enredos or andaba con otras

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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.

There are 3 translations of fool in Spanish:

fool3

adj

Definition of fool in:

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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.