In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(amusing)(joke) gracioso(joke) cómico(person) divertido(person) graciosoit was so funny! — ¡fue tan divertido / gracioso!
- funny antics — monerías
- funny faces — morisquetas
- don't get funny with me! — ¡conmigo no te hagas el gracioso!
- it's not funny, you know! — ¡te advierto que no me hace ninguna gracia!
- Sam begins to tell a hilariously funny story about taking the test we just got back, and David adds in a few biting comments of his own.
- No funny stories, no amusing anecdotes just a proud Dad sending his baby off into the big wide world of further education.
- He writes stories which are funny almost by accident.
- We have people that laugh, and so they call and tell us their funny, humorous stories.
- The jokes are not as funny; the stories not as entertaining; the scripts a bit stale.
- In my endless pursuit of funny stories about Eskimo words for snow, I've found friends who will send me absurd comics about it, too.
- Michael, your note makes me think of the everyday action of telling friends stories - especially funny ones.
- On that note, she says her course will give students a ‘toolbox’ of skills for transforming a funny story into a routine that works.
- She could also be light-hearted and uproariously funny.
- He was caring and he could keep you entertained with his funny stories and wonderful sense of fun.
- The previous week was a bit better: humorous but not actually funny.
- He had an amazing talent of exaggerating events that wouldn't even seem funny, into hilarious stories.
- But many of the stories are also hilariously funny, deeply celebratory, or just plain quirky.
- As well as giving a detailed portfolio of all the contestants Liam also kept everyone in high spirits with his funny stories and famous race and match commentaries.
- His wacky personality seems anything but morbid in the film, where he mugs for the camera and tells funny stories about his life.
- About that funny story, we were in Las Vegas and were gambling.
- His witty introductions, funny stories and anecdotes kept the crowds smiling throughout.
- The film is positive in its portrayal of Down's syndrome, and Roberta is superbly acted as a funny, humorous, and lovable character.
- Some hospitals now have special rooms, where patients can go to read humorous books and watch funny videos.
- Her unapologetic and absolutely funny stories almost made me want to run out to a bar and drag someone home with me.
2.1(strange)raroextrañothe funny thing is that … — lo extraño / curioso del caso es que …
- (it's) funny (that) you should mention it — es curioso que lo menciones
- that's funny! I could have sworn … — ¡qué raro! hubiera jurado que …
- to taste/smell funny — saber/oler raro
- there's something funny about all this — hay algo raro en todo esto
- there's some funny business going on here — aquí hay gato encerrado
- In some ways, she was better, by temperament, she was better poised to be a royal than the queen, which is a funny thing when you kind of think about it.
- It would seem to me that it is a funny old world.
- It's a funny old world, as Margaret Thatcher once said.
- Status is a funny thing, especially considering that today's must-have trappings are likely to seem ridiculous to future generations.
- It's kind of hard to tell though, and the funny thing about exams is, the moment you come out of the room you just don't care about them any more.
- The funny thing, is I'm not really angry at the guy either.
- Family movies are a funny thing - and when I say family movies, I mean movies about families, not movies for families.
- Power is a funny thing, and it's dangerous to confuse it with other things, like celebrity.
- Even though I'd eaten a few hours ago, appetite in the Andes is a funny thing and a little goes a long way, so my breakfast of potatoes was still weighing heavily on my stomach.
- ‘It's a funny thing, this business,’ he explains with a self-conscious grin.
- Journalism's a funny thing: we don't have to pass any tests to work as reporters, and we can't be disbarred.
- Another funny thing I noticed was his phobia to cross roads.
- The funny thing about emotion, though, is that you can't send it away.
- I'm always saying to my sister, ‘Come and look at this funny thing I found on the internet.’
- People now know me far more for this website than for my magazine journalism - which is a funny thing on many levels, but I guess okay.
- A funny thing to hear from a conservative, they might conclude.
- So it's a funny thing that the U.S. government is officially antitrust.
- It's a funny thing about living in New York City - all these windows facing windows, lives facing lives.
- And the funny thing we got married and that's also the day of her birthday.
- Of course, the funny thing about this is that I remember chasing after my own car.
2.2informal (deceitful)don't try anything funny! — nada de trucos ¿eh?
- he's up to something funny — algo se está tramando
- Suspicion crept into my mind and I had a funny feeling that she knew I didn't go to the movies.
3.1informal (unwell)I felt a bit funny on the journey — me sentí malón durante el viaje Chile coloquial
- the smell of paint made his stomach go funny — el olor a pintura le revolvió el estómago
3.2informal (slightly mad)tocado coloquialrayado América del Sur coloquialhe's a bit funny in the head — está medio tocado (del ala) coloquial
- I feel like my life is surrounded by people who are totally deranged and totally funny.
- It seems that corporations would want good problem-solvers, even if they were eccentric and dressed funny.
EEUU(comic strips)tiras cómicas femeninosección de historietas femeninosección de monitos femenino Colombia Chile coloquial
- There aren't many chief executives who, three weeks into their new job, are relaxed enough to crack a few funnies.
- Reid cracked a few funnies, but the heavy weight of his office prevented a repeat of a hilarious, near-the-knuckle speech at the same venue at a CBI dinner two years ago.
- Which reminds me of one of my favourite Woody Allen funnies.
- And although there are some good gags, such as the one about death by Kay's catalogue, there are too many cheap funnies about thong underwear.
- Speaking of statements, have the funnies always been so political?
- However, this has been another killer week for me, and therefore no funnies this time.
- Will read the funnies, answer my mail, finish writing a column, and then see if I can walk to Central Park North before I have to get ready for dinner.
- I cracked a few funnies and the assembled throng all guffawed maniacally.
- Sure, he was supremely polished and slick, but the content was like a soggy trifle, with precious few funnies for the diners.
- There were 4 or 5 funnies in it too, but, as is normally the case when I've had a manic week, my memory isn't functioning well, and I honestly can't remember what they were.
- We found our names hidden in the artwork of the Sunday funnies.
- The best and worst of our exceedingly odd times are reflected in the end-of-the-year funnies, with grumpiness, cross-dressing, political rage and celebrity obsession emerging as dominant themes.
- He was in York recently for some bash or other and regaled his hosts with a few funnies.
- He cracks funnies about his friends and coworkers at his office this time.
- Some will say the funnies will not sound ‘real’ if the speech is correct.
- Of course, the real funnies are on the front pages of most papers these days.
- Looking healthy despite his jet-lag and lack of sleep, he cracks funnies between songs and enthuses about his in-progress new album (which, by the sounds of things, will be more politically-informed than ever).
- Make sure you read the funnies to each other and you must use appropriate voices for different characters!
- Hot off the email funnies comes possibly the best chicken joke ever?
- What was I doing when the funnies started to happen?
- Wrap presents in recycled paper, old calendars, outdated maps, the Sunday funnies, or children's artwork.
- Joanne said: ‘I'm delighted to have won this award although in accepting it the pressure's now on to come up with some funnies.’
- It was wrapped very badly in the Sunday funnies in the newspaper.
- He writes something with great care on the margin of the funnies.
- A Metropolitan Sunday Newspapers study found that 113 million Americans (86 million adults and 27 million kids) read the funnies.
- ‘God, it's so obvious you know,’ Cody states, glancing up from his precious funnies to look at me.
- I gravitated to comics really early on, like the funnies in the newspaper like Blondie, Beetle Bailey and Nancy.
- But most of all you are reminded of comic books, comic strips, the funnies - Krazy Kat, Mutt and Jeff.
- Luke Wright says comics have come a long way from the back page funnies.
- Frances, songwriter and head honcho, cracks the funnies, at her own expense as well as her colleagues.
- Everyone who reads blogs reads them for the commentary; not the sports, not the funnies and not the coupons.
- I guess like most Americans I wait to have history played back to me in the papers, at the movies or on television, my own experiences of the time being lost somewhere amongst the commercial breaks and the funnies.
- I'm hoping for a Reader's Digest; the funnies might help me relax.
- Looks like I've got another web cartoon to add to my list of daily funnies: Sluggy Freelance
- Shortly after reading the Sunday funnies this morning, I totally smashed my toe on a suitcase left in an inappropriate place.
- I remember the hallway where I ducked in had newspaper funnies stuck up on the doorways.
- I came across some funnies that appeal to my very English sense of humour.
- However, as soon as they made their move for the mainstream the general public looked up from their newspaper, saw them, heard them, and went straight back to reading the funnies.
1raro coloquialhe talks funny — habla raro coloquial
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