Translation of laugh in Spanish:


risa, n.

Pronunciation: /læf//lɑːf/


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    (act, sound)
    risa feminine
    (loud) carcajada feminine
    (loud) risotada feminine
    I recognized his laugh reconocí su risa
    • she gave a nervous laugh se rió nerviosamente
    • she has a horrible laugh tiene una manera horrible de reírse
    • don't worry, she said with a little laugh —no te preocupes —dijo con una risita
    • to have a laugh (about/at sth) reírse (de algo)
    • I could do with a good laugh no me vendría mal reírme un rato
    • give us a laugh haznos reír
    • the book is full of laughs el libro es muy divertido
    • to raise a laugh hacer reír
    • those meetings are a laugh a minute esas reuniones son divertidísimas
    • the laugh is on me/you/him me/te/le salió el tiro por la culata
    • to have the last laugh
    • I'll have the last laugh, you'll see ya verás tú, quien ríe (el) último ríe mejor (, y esa voy a ser yo)
    • He looked back at his friend over his shoulder and laughed a short, hearty laugh.
    • She laughed a tinkling little laugh, and I wondered if she even knew about Becca.
    • He let out a loud, hearty laugh.
    • Max barely stifled an explosive laugh of relief.
    • He had the same lopsided grin he sported to make people laugh at his antics.
    • All he knew was that that laugh sounded like nothing he had ever heard before.
    • I have not heard an audience laugh so hard and so long in a movie theater in a long time.
    • Her laugh sounded forced and nervous sometimes, but you could tell the difference.
    • A laugh came to her eyes, like she was remembering some funny memory.
    • The man's laugh echoed against the metal walls as he left the hanger.
    • A nervous little laugh escaped her, to her chagrin.
    • But the laugh sounded false, and she didn't think it was very funny.
    • Matt laughed so hard that he snorted and it only made us laugh harder.
    • She gave a nervous little laugh, unable to hold his gaze any longer.
    • Trying to make the audience laugh is perhaps not much more difficult than trying to explain why it laughs.
    • I gave a mirthless laugh at her joke and continued my search.
    • But his plan became clear as she started bursting out with guffaws and laughs and giggles when he tickled her.
    • It was a real laugh, a ha-ha laugh, unlike the fit of hysterics he'd had earlier.
    • Michael's weak attempt to stifle a laugh was futile.
    • Make your own mind up and laugh along the way.
  • 2informal

    (joke, fun)
    it will be a laugh va a ser un relajo Mexico
    • she's a good laugh es muy divertida
    • to do/say sth for a laugh hacer/decir algo de puro relajo
    • she told you she was too busy? that's a laugh! ¿te dijo que tenía mucho que hacer? ¡no me hagas reír!
    • It was good to see the crowd stop taking themselves so seriously and have a laugh for once!
    • And if not, well, at least we can all share a good laugh about it.
    • Time to actually talk to patients, make a fuss of the kids and have a laugh.
    • We're not as good as some of the other teams, but we have a good laugh.
    • And now for a good laugh: Andie passes along this gem from the Onion.
    • Who am I to complain about them, they just wanted a good laugh, and I was glad I provided some entertainment on the last lazy, unproductive Friday.
    • He showed his sense of humour and gave the public plenty of laughs along the way.
    • The head doorman is a bit of joker and you can have a laugh with him but it's not advisable to upset him too much.
    • And there are plenty of laughs along the way to make up for it.
    • After dinner, people swap stories, play music, have a laugh.
    • For audiences, the point of comedy is to have a laugh.
    • It was good to talk about it, have a laugh and clear the air.
    • I get dressed up and go to work at a pub or a club; I see colleagues and have a laugh.
    • Sometimes, especially when going to bed, it was good just to have a laugh, and forget about the worries of the day.
    • Fun, light spirited and cute, you like to have a laugh, but never take a lot of things seriously.
    • Kate's the funny, bubbly one in the group, so wherever they go they always have a laugh.
    • What I miss is being able to relax, see my mates, go for a beer and have a laugh.
    • He loved to have a laugh, a bit of fun and to have a drink.
    • I have to confess that I always get a good belly laugh out of such nonsense.
    • And nothing cures a cold as efficiently as a good laugh.

intransitive verb

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    I couldn't stop laughing no podía parar de reír(me)
    • she laughed out loud/to herself se rió a carcajadas/para sus adentros
    • to burst out laughing echarse a reír
    • I laughed till I cried lloré de la risa
    • I nearly died laughing casi me muero de (la) risa
    • to make sb laugh hacer reír a algn
    • don't make me laugh! ¡no me hagas reír!
    • you have to laugh (or else you'd cry) lo mejor es tomárselo a risa, porque si no ...
    • it's all very well for you to laugh (tú) ríete si quieres
    • to laugh about sth reírse de algo
    • to laugh at sb/sth reírse de algn/algo
    • there's nothing to laugh about no sé de qué te ríes
    • don't laugh at me no te rías de mí
    • once you've got a work permit, you're laughing una vez que tengas el permiso de trabajo, estás del / al otro lado
    • to laugh on the other side of one's face / out of the other side of one's mouth
    • she'll be laughing on the other side of her face when he finds out se le van a quitar las ganas de reírse cuando él se entere
    • he who laughs last laughs best / longest quien ríe / el que ríe (el) último, ríe mejor

transitive verb

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    they were laughed off the stage se rieron tanto de ellos, que tuvieron que salir del escenario
    • to laugh oneself sick / silly reírse a más no poder / hasta decir basta
    • you don't say!, he laughed —¡no me digas! —dijo riendo