Translation of trick in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (ruse) it was a trick to get him to confessfue una trampa or un ardid para que confesarathey played a dirty trick on himle jugaron una mala pasadait's just a trick of the light
le hicieron una mala jugadaes la luz que engaña(before noun) trick photographfotografía (feminine) trucadatrick photography a trick questionuna pregunta con trampasee also→ dirty tricksExample sentences1.2 (prank, joke) to play a trick on somebody
hacerle or gastarle una broma a alguienmy eyes must be playing tricks on medebo de estar viendo visionesshe's up to her old tricks againya está otra vez haciendo de las suyashow's tricks? [slang]¿qué tal? [colloquial]
- Irham said that candidates were found to have used various tricks to deceive the poll commission in their registration documents.
- Its surprisingly short length is a cunning trick, since this tantalizing opening leaves you sitting on the edge of your seat wanting to hear a few more snippets.
- They just could not understand how anyone would be deceived by the trick.
¿qué onda? (Latin America) [slang]Example sentences
- He flits and flies all over the camp, scampers and gambols, plays little mischievous tricks on everyone.
- It might be love if only they can stop playing nasty practical tricks on each other.
- In the majority of Western cultures, tricks and jokes are played on the bride and groom separately at small parties held prior to the big day.
- 2 (feat, skilful act) to do card trickshacer trucos con las cartasI've taught my dog to do tricksle he enseñado al perro a hacer graciasthe trick is to add the oil slowlyel truco or el secreto está en añadir el aceite poco a pocoshe knows every trick in the bookse las sabe todas [colloquial]we've tried every trick in the bookhemos intentado todo lo habido y por haberhe knows all the tricks of the tradese sabe todos los trucos del oficiogive it a good thump, that should do the trickdale un buen golpe y verás como funcionathanks for those pills, they did the trickgracias por las pastillas, me hicieron or (Spain) me fueron muy bien→ dog1 1 1Example sentences
- I would not be allowed to watch him and Aiken perform little magic tricks for my amusement.
- A Western team filmed him with infrared cameras and, of course, were able to show that he was performing a conjuring trick.
- They introduced him to the village; he played his gramophone, performed conjuring tricks, put on puppet shows, and talked about justice for the peasants.
- With a few cunning camera tricks and makeup, he literally becomes a paralyzed man, both of body and of heart.
- There is a very cunning trick to the site, but it took me some time to spot what it was.
- First, I note that many readers thought that some intended camera trick had brought about these strange smears and trails.
- 3 (habit) to have a trick of
-inghe has a trick of turning up when we're about to eattiene la costumbre de aparecerse cuando estamos por comerthe generator has a trick of cutting out every half houral generador le da por apagarse cada media hora [colloquial]
- 4 (in card games) to take/win a trickhacerse/ganar una bazahe/she doesn't miss o never misses a trickno se le escapa ni unaExample sentences
- Next, the players play to tricks, with the winner of each trick replacing their card with their choice of one of two exposed cards and the loser receiving the other card.
- When all the cards have been played each player counts the value of the cards in their tricks.
- If all players discard their final card on the same trick, no points are awarded.
adjective before noun
de pega (Spain) [colloquial]Example sentences
- It is not an optical illusion or trick photography.
- For some reason, I'm a sucker for trick questions.
- Do you understand that I will not ask any trick questions on this test?
- More than once he'd predicted a storm, rain or otherwise, because his trick knee was acting up or another kind of disaster because his elbows were aching.
- I had to quietly excuse myself from a Vinyasa class with mutterings of trick knee.
- Individuals with minor knee pain, clicking, giving way or a "trick knee" usually are experiencing the earliest symptoms of arthritis.
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