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engañar

Translation of engañar in English:

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

  • 1.1 (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 [familiar/colloquial] me engañó la vista my eyes deceived o/or misled me si la memoria no me engaña if my memory serves me right o/or correctly las apariencias engañan appearances can be deceptive engañar el hambre or el estómago to keep the wolf from the door [familiar/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 1.2 (ser infiel a) to be unfaithful to, cheat on (inglés norteamericano/American English) [familiar/colloquial] su marido la engaña con la secretaria her husband's being unfaithful to her o/or cheating on her, he's having an affair with his secretary

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (engañarse)

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