In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(verbal)chiste masculine(directed at sb) broma femininethey made endless jokes about my new hairstyle — no paraban de reírse de / de tomarme el pelo por mi nuevo peinado
- I can't see the joke — no le veo la gracia
- we chatted and had a few jokes together — charlamos y nos reímos un rato
- I didn't mean it, it was only a joke — no lo dije en serio, era solo una broma / iba en broma
- You're always the one cracking up the group with your jokes and stories.
- And even if this is all a big hoax or joke and you don't end up playing for Houston, I still hate you.
- It is thought that the hoax may have begun as a joke, but it got out of hand.
- She's this gangly Asian lady who cracks lots of jokes which are actually funny.
- She enjoys working with directors who make her laugh, and her sense of humour involves ludicrous situations rather than jokes or pranks.
- Someone cracked a joke and the ensuing laughter jerked him out of his thoughts and brought him back to reality.
- He tells the funniest jokes and stories and he ends up dominating every conversation.
- The timing of the jokes, including the funny ones, is way off.
- Speeches often take place on a raised stage at the front, and this area also acts as the setting for many of the jokes and tricks played on the new couple.
- It's a prank by an employee or a feeble joke by the management.
- Watch one funny movie, or read a funny story, or tell your friends three funny jokes, every single day.
- I think it was a school joke or a prank to make you think that there is someone that knows who you truly are.
- She cracked funny jokes with a dry sense of humor at the perfect times.
- To them it was a joke, some prank and they treated it like a day off.
- Not to mention, my parents are going to think it's some joke or prank or something to get back at them.
- He always had a great sense of humour and even during his illness he could still tell a joke or funny story.
- If a speaker does use humor in a speech, make certain the story, anecdote or joke is surefire funny with all listeners.
- I can't accept anything without thinking that it must be some kind of joke or trick, or have some ulterior motive.
- As you probably guessed, this list was a joke / hoax.
- Failure to understand a joke is often funnier than the original joke.
- The joke may be funny, but all jokes have a shelf life.
- Malicia used to make me laugh when she told me of the harmless jokes and pranks she played earlier that day.
- Bill Cosby may have gained his fame and fortune telling jokes and funny stories.
- One of them was also cracking a joke or telling a story.
- I knew none of those people had pulled that stunt last night as a joke.
- It almost seemed like a joke, a harmless prank one of his friends had pulled on him.
- ‘Surely this was all some kind of joke, a stunt’.
- The jokes are not as funny; the stories not as entertaining; the scripts a bit stale.
- He would sneak around at night and set up jokes and tricks and then laugh at the staff members who got caught in them.
- He laughed at what he thought was a funny joke - his funny joke.
- There are some good jokes and the simple story is fair enough as it is.
- Either way, the point was, it was all a trick, a joke, a scam - whatever you wanted to call it.
- What once looked like a funny stunt now could quite easily be perceived as a cruel joke on a sick senior.
- I doubt he was trying to trick me or play some inside joke.
- These guys are so funny and laid back on stage, making jokes, telling stories, having a good time.
- Jay knew she wasn't invited, and this was all a big joke… a trick!
- We're looking for jokes, gags, funny stories, pictures, whatever, but they must be your original work.
- Muldowney told police at the time it had been a joke or prank but now realised just how serious it had been.
- First, amateur comedians notoriously overestimate how funny their jokes are.
- Their long stories were often entertaining, and many of their jokes were funny.
2.1practical jokebroma feminineis that your idea of a joke? — ¿a ti te parece gracioso eso?
- we did it for a joke — lo hicimos para reírnos
2.2British (novelty item)artículo de broma masculinepega feminine Colombia(mustache) (before noun) de pega(mustache) (before noun) de mentira
3(contemptible person, thing)as a teacher he's just a joke — como profesor es un desastre
- that interview was a joke — esa entrevista fue una farsa
- their offer is just a joke — su oferta da risa
1bromearvacilardon't joke about religion with him — con él no bromees / no hagas bromas sobre religión
- I was only joking, of course it's not true — era un chiste / lo dije en broma, claro que no es cierto
- You joke a lot in interviews about how you wanted to write horror because you experienced so much of it in high school.
- The commentators joke with each other in the easy manner that comes with long hours spent together.
- In my discussions with Billy, we joked a lot about the incident among other things.
- He also took time out to joke with reporters and photographers.
- You know, you joke about things like hoping you aren't last.
- Gracien laughed and joked a lot, Eva was smiling and quiet, and Rosie was funny in a sarcastic manner.
- We all joke that none of us are either rich or famous.
- I joke about the stalking stuff on the other blog.
- I joke with strangers and they generally react well.
- We can joke about our differences, because they're obvious and expected.
- We all climbed down the steps leading to the club underground, laughing and joking the whole way.
- People ask me that all the time and they joke with me.
- Who's your favorite celebrity to joke about and why?
- We can joke about it but this is a serious problem.
- Her friend warns her not to joke about such things.
- This is one thing because people joke about it all the time.
- We'd joke a little, but mostly we were just taking care of business.
- He would be laughing and joking one moment and then totally different the next.
- And even then, you shouldn't joke about them because you don't understand.
- They joke about the hotly-disputed incident every time they meet.
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