Translation of dupe in Spanish:

dupe

Pronunciation: /duːp; djuːp/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • engañar, embaucar* to dupe sb into -ing engañar or embaucar* a algn para que + subjunctive/subjuntivo she duped him into buying it lo engañó or lo embaucó para que se lo comprara I was duped into believing she loved me me embaucó or me engañó haciéndome creer que me quería
    More example sentences
    • I'd give this CD away to charity, but then of course, some sucker would be duped into paying for it.
    • An elderly Swindon woman has narrowly escaped being duped into sending money to a dubious get-rich-quick scheme.
    • Shoppers are being duped into handing over thousands of pounds by to a gang of street vendors who claim to be collecting money for children's wheelchairs.

noun/nombre

  • inocentón, (masculine, feminine), primo, (masculine, feminine) (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar] I realized I'd been the dupe of a con man me di cuenta de que había sido víctima de un estafador

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.