In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(stupid person)idiotatonto masculinetonta femininewhat a stupid fool he is! — ¡qué idiota / imbécil es!
- I was fool enough to believe him — fui tan tonto / idiota que le creí
- to make a fool of oneself — hacer el ridículo
- to make sb look a fool — dejar a algn en ridículo
- she made herself look an utter / absolute fool — hizo un ridículo espantoso
- if you don't believe me, then more fool you — si no me crees, peor para ti
- he's no / nobody's fool — nadie le toma el pelo
- not to suffer fools gladly — tener muy poca paciencia con las estupideces de la gente
- to act / play the fool — hacer el payaso
- to live in a fool's paradise — vivir engañado
- to send sb on a fool's errand — mandar a algn a ver si llueve
- a fool and his money are soon parted — a los tontos no les dura el dinero
- there's no fool like an old fool — no hay peor tonto que un viejo tonto
- fools rush in (where angels fear to tread) — el necio es atrevido y el sabio comedido
- That's a bad solution when taking out one fool will accomplish the same thing.
- She was making me look like a fool in front of my family.
- You're just an old-fashioned, close-minded fool who is stuck back in the dark ages!
- The only reason big corporations want to open casinos is to part fools from their money.
- Only fools ever think they can turn things around once it's over.
- No doctor wants to appear a fool in front of his or her colleagues.
- Your email, as any fool can see, verges on illiteracy and incoherence.
- Dealing with drunken fools who don't know when to quit is the downside to any bar job.
- Moussaoui may not have a fool for a client, but that decision may prove to be a foolish one.
- Yes, I am a drooling, venal dishonest fool who is just lying because she's mean.
- The biggest moment in life, I guess, is when I worked that out for myself, when I was about 14, which any fool can do.
- We're all on a fool's errand, credit card in hand.
- Hey, any fool can open his mouth and espouse a set of ideals, but few ever put them into practice.
- After a while I got concerned that some fool would shoot it.
- I wish that fool would just make himself disappear.
- He didn't want to look a fool in front of his newest friend.
- This black-robed fool can spout things like this in public, and nobody cares.
- But when I look at the abundant flow of love and respect in my adult life, I know I'm no fool.
- More than a necessary evil, it has become a mandatory fool's errand.
- I will continue to not know such-and-such if I'm treated like an ignorant, unsophisticated fool.
- Samis are often stereotyped as the comical helpers of Santa Claus or, even more negatively, as drunken fools or jesters.
- He, too, is an extension of More, both of his comic side in general and of his love of fools and clowns in particular, as reported by Erasmus.
- In Twelfth Night, Feste plays the role of a humble clown employed by Olivia's father playing the licensed fool of their household.
- So the emperor granted his request and decreed that one day in the year would be set aside for fools and jesters to rule.
- Throughout the plays the resonant names of the great are subjected to comic metamorphoses in the mouths of his clowns and fools.
1engañarwho are you trying to fool? — ¿a quién te crees que estás engañando?
- you had me completely fooled — me tenías absolutamente convencida
- to fool sb into sth/ -ing
- I fooled him into thinking that ... — le hice creer que ...
- she was fooled into giving us the key — conseguimos engañarla para que nos diera la llave
2(joke)bromearI was only fooling — lo dije (/ hice etc. ) en broma
- A chickpea purée called fool is eaten at breakfast.
- For dessert, we ordered the rhubarb and strawberry fool, with stem ginger ice cream.
- Fruit fools, jellies, and ice creams were popular desserts.
- I think I love the names of trifles, possets, fools and syllabubs more than I enjoy eating them.
- Celebrate your first spotting with a crumble, then progress to the obligatory and unsurpassable gooseberry fool.
- However, the milk content of this fool makes it rich in calcium, a vital bone-building nutrient, which means that it's quite healthy if eaten in moderation.
- Use it trickled over ice-cream sundaes, on pancakes, or with the banana fool above.
- You can also use rosemary flowers, lightly folded into fools and creams to be served with a warm cake or fruit tart.
- The elderflower has a musky scent that really lifts the gooseberries - try adding it to gooseberry fool too.
postre a base de puré de frutas y crema
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