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Translation of engañar in English:

transitive verb

  • 1 (embaucar) no te dejes engañar
    don't be misled or fooled or deceived or taken in
    sé que no estuviste allí, tú a mí no me engañas
    I know you weren't there, you can't fool me
    a él no se lo engaña tan fácilmente
    he's not so easily fooled or duped or deceived
    he's not taken in that easily
    te han engañado, no está hecho a mano
    you've been cheated or conned or had or done, it's not handmade [colloquial]
    me engañó la vista
    my eyes deceived or misled me
    si la memoria no me engaña
    if my memory serves me right or correctly
    las apariencias engañan engañar el hambre or el estómago
    to keep the wolf from the door [colloquial]
    comimos un poco de queso para engañar el hambre
    we had some cheese to keep the wolf from the door or to take the edge off our appetites or to keep us going

also: engañarse pronominal verb

  • 1 (reflexivo) (mentirse)
    to deceive oneself
    delude oneself
    kid oneself [colloquial]
    no te engañes, no se va a casar contigo
    don't deceive or delude or kid yourself, she's not going to marry you
Example sentences
  • Humala y Toledo juntos están engañando a todos los peruanos!
  • En verdad hay que querer ser tonta para dejarse engañar así.
  • La clave es engañar y manipular a la audiencia.
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