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Pronunciation: /ˈɪdiət/

Translation of idiot in Spanish:


  • 1.1 [colloquial/familiar] (foolish person) idiota (masculine and feminine) [colloquial/familiar], imbécil (masculine and feminine) [colloquial/familiar] you stupid idiot, look what you've done! ¡idiota or imbécil! ¡mira lo que has hecho! (before noun/delante del nombre) [grin/laugh] de idiota my idiot brother el idiota de mi hermano
    Example sentences
    • And he is not coming into court acting like an idiot and being stupid on the stand.
    • If he's such an idiot, how stupid are your guys to be losing to him this repeatedly?
    • According to reports, at least half of the one hundred sheer blinding idiots stupid enough to mount the fencing and jump needed treatment from paramedics.
    1.2 [dated or offensive/anticuado u ofensivo] [Medicine/Medicina] idiota (masculine and feminine) [anticuado u ofensivo]
    Example sentences
    • In 1324 idiots and lunatics had different rights in law, but now these words have lost their more precise meanings and become little more than insults.

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Spain's literary renaissance, known as the Golden Age (Siglo de Oro/i>), roughly covers the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It includes the Italian-influenced poetry of figures such as Garcilaso de la Vega; the religious verse of Fray Luis de León, Santa Teresa de Ávila and San Juan de la Cruz; picaresque novels such as the anonymous Lazarillo de Tormes and Quevedo's Buscón; Miguel de Cervantes' immortal Don Quijote; the theater of Lope de Vega, and the ornate poetry of Luis de Góngora.