Translation of "fool" - English-Spanish dictionary

fool

noun uk /fuːl/ us /ful/

B1 a stupid person

tonto, -a
make a fool of yourself

to behave in a silly or embarrassing way

hacer el ridículo
He got drunk and made a fool of himself.
make a fool (out) of someone

to try to make someone look stupid intentionally

hacer a alguien quedar en ridículo
She was always trying to make a fool out of me in front of my friends.
act/play the fool

to behave in a silly way, usually in order to make people laugh

hacer el ganso
Joe is always playing the fool in class.
verb uk /fuːl/ us /ful/

to trick someone

engañar, embaucar
He fooled the old man into giving him the money.

(Translation of “fool” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

fool

noun /fuːl/

a person without sense or intelligence

tonto, imbécil
She’s a complete fool for wasting so much money
He is such a fool he never knows what to do.
foolish adjective

having no sense

tonto
He is a foolish young man.

ridiculous

ridículo
He looked very foolish in that silly hat.
foolishly adverb

tontamente
Foolishly I forgot to lock the door when I went out.
foolishness noun

estupidez
an act of extreme foolishness.
foolhardy adjective

taking foolish risks; rash

temerario
He made a foolhardy attempt to climb the mountain in such poor weather.
foolhardiness noun

temeridad
foolproof adjective

unable to go wrong

infalible
His new plan seems completely foolproof.
make a fool of

to make (someone) appear ridiculous or stupid

poner en ridículo
He made a real fool of her by promising to marry her and then leaving her when he had spent all her money.
make a fool of oneself

to act in such a way that people consider one ridiculous or stupid

quedar en ridículo
She got drunk and made a fool of herself at the party.
play the fool

to act in a foolish manner, especially with the intention of amusing other people

hacer el tonto
He always played the fool when the teacher left the classroom.

(Translation of “fool” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)