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Translation of engañar in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 1 (embaucar) no te dejes engañar
    don't be misled o fooled o deceived o 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 o duped o deceived
    he's not taken in that easily
    te han engañado, no está hecho a mano
    you've been cheated o conned o had o done, it's not handmade [colloquial]
    me engañó la vista
    my eyes deceived o misled me
    si la memoria no me engaña
    if my memory serves me right o 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 o to take the edge off our appetites o to keep us going
  • 2 (ser infiel a)
    to be unfaithful to
    cheat on (American English) [colloquial]
    su marido la engaña con la secretaria
    her husband's being unfaithful to her o cheating on her, he's having an affair with his secretary

also: engañarse verbo pronominal

  • 1 (reflexivo) (mentirse)
    to deceive oneself
    delude oneself
    kid oneself [colloquial]
    no te engañes, no se va a casar contigo
    don't deceive o delude o 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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