In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(cuento gracioso)jokecontar / (Colombia) echar un chiste — to tell a joke
- ¡suena a chiste! — it's unbelievable!
- no le veo el chiste — I don't see what's so funny
- ¡es de chiste! — it's a joke!
2Southern Cone, Bolivia, Mexico(broma)jokevamos a hacerle un chiste — let's play a joke / trick on her
- no es chiste, le debo más de un millón de pesos — it's no joke / I'm not joking, I owe her more than a million pesos
- ¿me lo estás diciendo en chiste? — is that a joke?
- ni de chiste — no way
- ni de chiste le vuelvo a prestar dinero — there's no way I'm going to lend him money again
3Colombia, Mexico informal(gracia)el chiste es hacerlo en menos de un minuto — the idea / point is to do it in less than a minute
- tiene el chiste del paisaje y nada más — it has the countryside but that's about it
- tener su chiste — to be tricky
- se ve fácil pero tiene su chiste — it looks easy but it's quite tricky / it's not at all straightforward
4chistes masculine plural(historietas)comic stripsfunnies US informal
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