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Translation of engañar in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (embaucar) See examples: 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
    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
    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
    1.2 (ser infiel a)
    to be unfaithful to
    cheat on
    (inglés norteamericano) [familiar]
    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

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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