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!
- 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.
- She could also be light-hearted and uproariously funny.
- 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.
- The jokes are not as funny; the stories not as entertaining; the scripts a bit stale.
- The film is positive in its portrayal of Down's syndrome, and Roberta is superbly acted as a funny, humorous, and lovable character.
- About that funny story, we were in Las Vegas and were gambling.
- Some hospitals now have special rooms, where patients can go to read humorous books and watch funny videos.
- The previous week was a bit better: humorous but not actually funny.
- No funny stories, no amusing anecdotes just a proud Dad sending his baby off into the big wide world of further education.
- Her unapologetic and absolutely funny stories almost made me want to run out to a bar and drag someone home with me.
- He writes stories which are funny almost by accident.
- On that note, she says her course will give students a ‘toolbox’ of skills for transforming a funny story into a routine that works.
- 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.
- His wacky personality seems anything but morbid in the film, where he mugs for the camera and tells funny stories about his life.
- His witty introductions, funny stories and anecdotes kept the crowds smiling throughout.
- He had an amazing talent of exaggerating events that wouldn't even seem funny, into hilarious stories.
- He was caring and he could keep you entertained with his funny stories and wonderful sense of fun.
- But many of the stories are also hilariously funny, deeply celebratory, or just plain quirky.
- Michael, your note makes me think of the everyday action of telling friends stories - especially funny ones.
- We have people that laugh, and so they call and tell us their funny, humorous stories.
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.
- Status is a funny thing, especially considering that today's must-have trappings are likely to seem ridiculous to future generations.
- So it's a funny thing that the U.S. government is officially antitrust.
- It would seem to me that it is a funny old world.
- Another funny thing I noticed was his phobia to cross roads.
- Family movies are a funny thing - and when I say family movies, I mean movies about families, not movies for families.
- 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.
- 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.
- The funny thing, is I'm not really angry at the guy either.
- It's a funny old world, as Margaret Thatcher once said.
- Journalism's a funny thing: we don't have to pass any tests to work as reporters, and we can't be disbarred.
- 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.
- I'm always saying to my sister, ‘Come and look at this funny thing I found on the internet.’
- And the funny thing we got married and that's also the day of her birthday.
- The funny thing about emotion, though, is that you can't send it away.
- It's a funny thing about living in New York City - all these windows facing windows, lives facing lives.
- Power is a funny thing, and it's dangerous to confuse it with other things, like celebrity.
- A funny thing to hear from a conservative, they might conclude.
- Of course, the funny thing about this is that I remember chasing after my own car.
- ‘It's a funny thing, this business,’ he explains with a self-conscious grin.
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 chungo durante el viaje Spain informal
- the smell of paint made his stomach go funny — el olor a pintura le revolvió el estómago
3.2informal (slightly mad)tocado informalrayado South America informalhe's a bit funny in the head — está medio tocado (del ala) informal
- It seems that corporations would want good problem-solvers, even if they were eccentric and dressed funny.
- I feel like my life is surrounded by people who are totally deranged and totally funny.
US(comic strips)tiras cómicas femininesección de historietas femininesección de monitos feminine Colombia Chile informal
- 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).
- 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.’
- A Metropolitan Sunday Newspapers study found that 113 million Americans (86 million adults and 27 million kids) read the funnies.
- He cracks funnies about his friends and coworkers at his office this time.
- 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.
- There aren't many chief executives who, three weeks into their new job, are relaxed enough to crack a few funnies.
- Hot off the email funnies comes possibly the best chicken joke ever?
- 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.
- Everyone who reads blogs reads them for the commentary; not the sports, not the funnies and not the coupons.
- Sure, he was supremely polished and slick, but the content was like a soggy trifle, with precious few funnies for the diners.
- Frances, songwriter and head honcho, cracks the funnies, at her own expense as well as her colleagues.
- What was I doing when the funnies started to happen?
- Some will say the funnies will not sound ‘real’ if the speech is correct.
- Speaking of statements, have the funnies always been so political?
- Of course, the real funnies are on the front pages of most papers these days.
- But most of all you are reminded of comic books, comic strips, the funnies - Krazy Kat, Mutt and Jeff.
- 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.
- It was wrapped very badly in the Sunday funnies in the newspaper.
- I cracked a few funnies and the assembled throng all guffawed maniacally.
- I gravitated to comics really early on, like the funnies in the newspaper like Blondie, Beetle Bailey and Nancy.
- 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.
- He was in York recently for some bash or other and regaled his hosts with a few funnies.
- 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.
- ‘God, it's so obvious you know,’ Cody states, glancing up from his precious funnies to look at me.
- However, this has been another killer week for me, and therefore no funnies this time.
- Make sure you read the funnies to each other and you must use appropriate voices for different characters!
- 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.
- Luke Wright says comics have come a long way from the back page funnies.
- 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.
- Shortly after reading the Sunday funnies this morning, I totally smashed my toe on a suitcase left in an inappropriate place.
- Looks like I've got another web cartoon to add to my list of daily funnies: Sluggy Freelance
- We found our names hidden in the artwork of the Sunday funnies.
- I'm hoping for a Reader's Digest; the funnies might help me relax.
- He writes something with great care on the margin of the funnies.
- 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.
- Wrap presents in recycled paper, old calendars, outdated maps, the Sunday funnies, or children's artwork.
1raro informalhe talks funny — habla raro informal
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