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Spanish translation of “joke”

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.
(Definition of joke from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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