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burla

sustantivo femenino

  • 1 (mofa) era objeto de las burlas de todos
    he was the butt of everyone's jokes
    todos le hacen la burla
    everyone makes fun of her o mocks her
  • 2 (chanza, broma) lo dije en son de burla
    I said it tongue in cheek
    lo dijo entre burlas y veras
    he said it only half in jest o he said it half joking, half serious
  • 3 (atropello) el precio de las entradas es una burla al público
    they're robbing people charging that much for the tickets
    they're ripping people off charging that much for the tickets [colloquial]
    no le perdonaría esa burla a su confianza
    she would not forgive him that betrayal of her trust
    esto es una burla del reglamento
    this makes a mockery of the regulations
Example sentences
  • El gobierno de las mentiras y las burlas al pueblo.
  • La pretendida burla a la decisión democrática es actitud descabellada.
  • Dolores profundos y burlas a otros se vivieron en los distintos escenarios.

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