Translation of engaño in English:
nombre masculino/masculine noun
- 1 1.1 (mentira) deception lo que más me duele es el engaño it was the deceit o/or deception that upset me most fue víctima de un cruel engaño she was the victim of a cruel deception o/or swindle, she was cruelly deceived o/or 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 [familiar/colloquial] 1.2 (ardid) ploy, trick se vale de todo tipo de engaños para salirse con la suya he uses all kinds of tricks o/or every trick in the book to get his own way llamarse a engaño to claim one has been cheated o/or deceived para que luego nadie pueda llamarse a engaño so that no one can claim o/or say that they were deceived/cheated
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