Spanish translation of “trick”
trick noun /trik/
› something which is done, said etc in order to cheat or deceive someone, and sometimes to frighten them or make them appear stupid
truco, trampa, engaño
The message was just a trick to get her to leave the room. › a clever or skilful action (to amuse etc)
The magician performed some clever tricks. trickery noun › the act of deceiving or cheating
clever trickery. trickster noun › a cheater.
tricky adjective (comparative trickier, superlative trickiest) › difficult
difícil, complicado, espinoso
a tricky problem/job a tricky person to deal with. trickily adverb ›
difícilmente, complicadamente, espinosamente
He trickily managed to get past the defender and fire a shot at the goal. trickiness noun ›
trick question noun › a question that is likely to mislead a person.
pega, pregunta capciosa
do the trick › to do or be what is necessary
aviar, apañar, servir, funcionar
I need a piece of paper. This old envelope will do the trick! play a trick / tricks on › to do something which is amusing to oneself because it deceives or frightens (someone else), or makes them appear stupid
gastar una broma
He played a trick on her by jumping out from behind a wall as she passed. a trick of the trade noun › one of the ways of being successful in a job etc
truco del oficio
Remembering the customers’ names is one of the tricks of the trade. trick or treat! › an expression used by children on Halloween to “threaten” people that they will do annoying tricks if they do not get sweets or small presents.
frase que pronuncian los niños en Halloween cuando van pidiendo por las casas