Translation of "joke" - English-Spanish dictionary

joke

noun uk /dʒəʊk/

B1 a short, funny story that someone tells to make people laugh

chiste
Ben was telling jokes at the bar.
it’s no joke

to be serious or difficult

no tiene nada de divertido
It’s no joke driving on icy roads.
verb uk /dʒəʊk/ (present participle joking, past tense and past participle joked)

B1 to say funny things, or not be serious

bromear
She always jokes about her husband’s cooking.
you must be joking! informal

B1 used to say that something is certainly not true

¡estarás de broma!
‘Does Jim do much cooking?’ ‘You must be joking – he never cooks!’

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

joke

noun /dʒəuk/

anything said or done to cause laughter

chiste
He told/made the old joke about the elephant in the refrigerator
He dressed up as a ghost for a joke
He played a joke on us and dressed up as a ghost.

something that causes laughter or amusement

gracia
The children thought it a huge joke when the cat stole the fish.
joker noun

in a pack of playing-cards, an extra card (usually having a picture of a jester) used in some games

comodín
There are special rules governing how the joker is used.

a person who enjoys telling jokes, playing tricks etc

bromista
Vinnie was always the class joker.
jokingly adverb

en broma
He looked out at the rain and jokingly suggested a walk.
it’s no joke

it is a serious or worrying matter

no tiene gracia
It’s no joke when water gets into the petrol tank.
joking apart/aside

let us stop joking and talk seriously

bromas aparte
I feel like going to Timbuctoo for the weekend – but, joking apart, I do need a rest!
take a joke

to be able to accept or laugh at a joke played on oneself

tener sentido del humor
The trouble with him is that he can’t take a joke.

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