Translation of silly in Spanish:
adjective -lier, -liest
- 1 (foolish)(remark/idea)(name/hat)you silly fool!you silly girl!¡imbécil!that was a very silly thing to say/do¡tonta!they were silly (little) mistakeslo que dijiste/hiciste fue una tonteríadon't do anything silly while Daddy's outeran errores muy tontosI felt a bit silly when she told me who she wasno hagas tonterías mientras papá no estáyou look silly in that hat!me sentí de lo más tonto cuando me dijo quién erato make somebody look silly¡estás ridícula con ese sombrero!how silly of me to forget!dejar en ridículo a alguiensilly me! [colloquial]¡qué tonta soy! ¿cómo me pude olvidar?the silly season (Journalism)¡si seré tonto!¡cómo soy menso! (Mexico) [colloquial](período del verano en que los periódicos, al no haber actividad política, llenan sus páginas de noticias triviales)Example sentences
- It was silly, extremely foolish and childish of me.
- Yes, it is all a bit familiar - but, sadly, nowhere near as delightfully absurd and unrepentantly silly as the Ghostbusters movies.
- We are frail, we are human, we make mistakes, we do foolish things, silly things.
- 2 (out of one's senses) [colloquial] (after noun) to scare somebody sillythe blow knocked me sillydarle un susto de muerte a alguienI drank myself sillyel golpe me dejó atontado or aleladome agarré una borrachera de padre y señor mío [colloquial]Example sentences
- But she still worried herself silly every time a visit was coming up.
- He drank himself silly and had to take a cab home.
noun silly-billy Pronunciation: / ˌsɪliˈbɪli / plural -lies
- (British English) [colloquial]bobo, (-ba) (masculine, feminine) [colloquial]tonto, (-ta) (masculine, feminine)Example sentences
- Quit interrupting the news bulletin in that infuriating manner when you don't actually have any results at all to hand, sillies.
- Then he says huitlacoche is corn fungus, not a nervous breakdown, sillies.
- Apparently, 1/3 of American men have not had a checkup in the past year, you sillies.
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