Translation of sham in Spanish:
- 1.1 countable or uncountable (pretense) his grief was all sham o all a shamsu pena era pura comedia or puro teatro [colloquial]Example sentences1.2 countable (impostor)
- 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.
- 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.
- [pejorative] (no comparative)(antiques/diamonds)it was a sham election/trialde imitaciónlas elecciones fueron/el juicio fue una farsa or una parodiaExample sentences
- 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?
intransitive verb -mm-
- (person)she's not ill; she's just shammingno está enferma; está haciendo teatro [colloquial]Example sentences
- 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.
- 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.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan
Find clear and straightforward guidance that will help you improve your Spanish grammar, pronunciation, and writing skills...
In some Andean countries, particularly Chile, onces is a light meal eaten between five and six p.m., the equivalent of "afternoon tea" in Britain. In Colombia, on the other hand, onces is a light snack eaten between breakfast and lunch. It is also known as mediasnueves.