There are 3 translations of sham in Spanish:

sham1

Pronunciation: /ʃæm/

n

  • 1.1 c u (pretense) farsa (f), parodia (f) his grief was all sham o all a sham su pena era pura comedia or puro teatro [familiar/colloquial]
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    • Rather we read Mark because he is an expert at exposing sham, pretension, and hypocrisy, and because he was the greatest American humorist of the 19th century.
    • Second, Barnes agreed with South Carolina editor Z. T. Cody who ‘called the whole signing up business sham and hypocrisy.’
    • As a satirist, the writer is unafraid of drawing aside the drapes of hypocrisy and sham that seem to safeguard middle-class ethics.
    1.2 c (impostor) farsante (mf)
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    • The team does not feel the average person today is as ignorant toward shams and charlatans as they might have been just ten years ago.
    • He is a great, flabby sham, an actor close to suicide, maybe - and this is an extraordinary display of incipient madness or incorrigible playfulness.
    • Yet Pétain was no such thing; he was a lifelong soldier and a genuine war hero, rather than some preening sham in jackboots.

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Santería is a religious cult, fusing African beliefs and Catholicism, which developed among African Yoruba slaves in Cuba. Followers believe both in a single supreme being and also in orishas, deities who each share an identity with a Christian saint and who combine a force of nature with human characteristics. Rituals involve music, dancing, sacrificial offerings, divination, and going into trances.

There are 3 translations of sham in Spanish:

sham2

adj

  • [pejorative/peyorativo] (no comp) [emotion/interest/sympathy] fingido, falso; [antiques/diamonds] falso, de imitación it was a sham election/trial las elecciones fueron/el juicio fue una farsa or una parodia
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    • Clearly, a sham intent, a false intent, will give the matter away.
    • Can two suicidal Turkish Germans living in Hamburg find happiness together, or at least a reason to live, by entering into a sham marriage so she can sleep around?
    • Rather a spectacle for a sham marriage isn't it?

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Word of the day rigor
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rigor (US), rigour (GB) …
Cultural fact of the day

Santería is a religious cult, fusing African beliefs and Catholicism, which developed among African Yoruba slaves in Cuba. Followers believe both in a single supreme being and also in orishas, deities who each share an identity with a Christian saint and who combine a force of nature with human characteristics. Rituals involve music, dancing, sacrificial offerings, divination, and going into trances.

There are 3 translations of sham in Spanish:

sham3

vt (-mm-)

vi (-mm-)

  • [person] fingir* she's not ill; she's just shamming no está enferma; está haciendo teatro [familiar/colloquial]
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    • There is an important distinction to be made between those who are genuinely dull and those who are shamming.
    • ‘‘Do you think,’ I asked indignantly, ‘he is shamming?’
    • If she is shamming, her body shape will give her plenty of time to either really get pregnant or to claim that she has suffered a miscarriage - probably in response to some claimed misdeed of Peter's.
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    • It planned for a mock battle, shammed unity, and were confused by the intransigence and solidarity of the other side.
    • He portrays him as shamming his injuries.
    • In his secret note of December 19, 1913, he noted that Savarkar was shamming his ‘change of heart’ and that he did not express the slightest remorse or regret for what he had done.

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rigor (US), rigour (GB) …
Cultural fact of the day

Santería is a religious cult, fusing African beliefs and Catholicism, which developed among African Yoruba slaves in Cuba. Followers believe both in a single supreme being and also in orishas, deities who each share an identity with a Christian saint and who combine a force of nature with human characteristics. Rituals involve music, dancing, sacrificial offerings, divination, and going into trances.