- 1 1.1 (mentira) deception lo que más me duele es el engaño it was the deceit o deception that upset me most fue víctima de un cruel engaño she was the victim of a cruel deception o swindle, she was cruelly deceived o taken in vivió en el engaño durante años for years she lived in complete ignorance of his deceit es un engaño, no es de oro it's a con, this isn't (made of) gold [colloquial/familiar] 1.2 (ardid) ploy, trick se vale de todo tipo de engaños para salirse con la suya he uses all kinds of tricks o every trick in the book to get his own way llamarse a engaño to claim one has been cheated o deceived para que luego nadie pueda llamarse a engaño so that no one can claim o say that they were deceived/cheated
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The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.