There are 2 translations of laugh in Spanish:

laugh1

Pronunciation: /læf; lɑːf/

n

  • 1.1 (act, sound) risa (f); (loud) carcajada (f), risotada (f) I recognized his laugh reconocí su risa she gave a nervous laugh se rió nerviosamente, soltó una risa nerviosa she has a horrible laugh tiene una manera horrible de reírse don't worry, she said with a little laugh —no te preocupes —dijo con una risita to have a laugh (about/at sth) reírse* (de algo) I could do with a good laugh [colloquial/familiar] no me vendría mal reírme un rato give us a laugh [colloquial/familiar] haznos reír the book is full of laughs el libro es muy divertido, te ríes muchísimo con el libro to raise a laugh hacer* reír those meetings are a laugh a minute [iro] esas reuniones son divertidísimas [irónico/ironical] the laugh is on me/you/him me/te/le salió el tiro por la culata to have the last laugh I'll have the last laugh, you'll see ya verás tú, quien ríe (el) último ríe mejor (, y esa voy a ser yo)
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    • It was a real laugh, a ha-ha laugh, unlike the fit of hysterics he'd had earlier.
    • But his plan became clear as she started bursting out with guffaws and laughs and giggles when he tickled her.
    • He let out a loud, hearty laugh.
    1.2 (joke, fun) [colloquial/familiar] it will be a laugh será divertido, va a ser un plato (AmL) [familiar/colloquial], va a ser un relajo (Méx) she's a good laugh es muy divertida to do/say sth for a laugh hacer*/decir* algo por divertirse, hacer*/decir* algo de cachondeo (Esp) or (Méx) de puro relajo [familiar/colloquial] she told you she was too busy? that's a laugh! ¿te dijo que tenía mucho que hacer? ¡no me hagas reír!
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    • The head doorman is a bit of joker and you can have a laugh with him but it's not advisable to upset him too much.
    • He loved to have a laugh, a bit of fun and to have a drink.
    • After dinner, people swap stories, play music, have a laugh.

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There are 2 translations of laugh in Spanish:

laugh2

vi

  • reír(se)* I couldn't stop laughing no podía parar de reír(me) she laughed out loud/to herself se rió a carcajadas/para sus adentros to burst out laughing soltar* una carcajada, echarse a reír, largar* la risa (RPl) [familiar/colloquial] I laughed till I cried lloré de la risa, se me saltaron las lágrimas de tanto reírme I nearly died laughing casi me muero de (la) risa to make sb laugh hacer* reír a algn don't make me laugh! ¡no me hagas reír! you have to laugh (or else you'd cry) lo mejor es tomárselo a risa, porque si no … it's all very well for you to laugh (tú) ríete si quieres to laugh about sth reírse* de algo there's nothing to laugh about no sé de qué te ríes, no tiene ninguna gracia to laugh at sb/sth reírse* de algn/algo don't laugh at me no te rías de mí once you've got a work permit, you're laughing (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] una vez que tengas el permiso de trabajo, el resto es coser y cantar [familiar/colloquial], una vez que tengas el permiso de trabajo, estás del or al otro lado [familiar/colloquial] to laugh on the other side of one's face o (AmE also) out of the other side of one's mouth [colloquial/familiar] she'll be laughing on the other side of her face when he finds out se le van a quitar las ganas de reírse cuando él se entere he who laughs last laughs best o (BrE) longest quien ríe or el que ríe (el) último, ríe mejor
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    • I told her she had already sent one and she laughed and said her memory was going.
    • Your excitement was infectious as you laughed and gasped as we were whirled and twisted.
    • We laughed, we flirted and we agreed to continue having the great talks we have together.

vt

  • they were laughed off the stage se rieron tanto de ellos, que tuvieron que salir del escenario to laugh oneself sick o silly [colloquial/familiar] reírse* a más no poder or hasta decir basta [familiar/colloquial], desternillarse or morirse* de (la) risa [familiar/colloquial] you don't say!, he laughed —¡no me digas! —dijo riendo
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    • Apologize in a lighthearted way, and laugh it off by turning it into a joke.
    • Avoiding, dismissing or laughing them off on a consistent basis means that many important issues go unresolved.
    • She tried to laugh it off dismissively, but her words seemed to pique his interest.

Phrasal verbs

laugh off

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
tomar a broma, reírse* de

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Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and the festival of el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.