nombre masculino/masculine noun
- 1 (cuento gracioso) joke contar or (Colombia) echar un chiste to tell a joke ¡suena a chiste! it's unbelievable!, it's incredible! no le veo el chiste I don't see what's so funny, I don't see the joke, I don't get it [familiar/colloquial] ¡es de chiste! it's a joke! [familiar/colloquial]
- 2 (Bolivia) (Cono Sur/Southern Cone) (México/Mexico) (broma) joke vamos a hacerle un chiste let's play a joke o/or trick on her no es chiste, le debo más de un millón de pesos it's no joke o/or I'm not joking, I owe her more than a million pesos ¿me lo estás diciendo en chiste? are you joking?, is that a joke? ni de chiste (México/Mexico) [familiar/colloquial] no way [familiar/colloquial] ni de chiste le vuelvo a prestar dinero there's no way I'm going to lend him money again, I'm not going to lend him money again, no chance o/or no way!
- 3 (Colombia) (México/Mexico) [familiar/colloquial] (gracia) el chiste es hacerlo en menos de un minuto the idea o/or point is to do it in less than a minute tiene el chiste del paisaje y nada más (México/Mexico) it has the countryside but that's about it tener su chiste (México/Mexico) to be tricky se ve fácil pero tiene su chiste it looks easy but it's quite tricky o/or it's not at all straightforward
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
Did you know that the primary meaning of almuerzo is lunch? It is used only in this sense in most of Latin America. In Spain and Mexico, where comida is the usual word for lunch, almuerzo can also be a mid-morning snack.