Translation of make-believe in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈmeɪkbəliːv; ˈmeɪkbɪliːv/


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  • 1.1 (fantasy) fantasía (feminine) in the world of make-believe en el mundo de la fantasía or la imaginación he lives in a world of make-believe vive en un mundo de fantasía or de ensueño
    More example sentences
    • There's no fairy-tale involved like Midsummer Night's Dream where there's make-believe.
    • Of course all photography is illusion, all cinema make-believe.
    • I could play make-believe, pretend away all the pain.
    1.2 (pretence) don't be frightened, it's only make-believe no te asustes, es de mentira


  • [world/character] imaginario; [gun] juguete, de mentira it's only a make-believe ghost es un fantasma de mentira he lived in his own make-believe world vivía en su propio mundo de fantasía or de ensueño

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