Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Spanish translation of “trick”

See all translations

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)
truco
The magician performed some clever tricks.
trickery noun the act of deceiving or cheating
engaño, superchería
clever trickery.
trickster noun a cheater.
estafador, timador
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
dificultad, complicación
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 “threatenpeople 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
(Definition of trick from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More translations of “trick” in Spanish

Definitions of “trick” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

escapism

a way of avoiding an unpleasant or boring life, especially by thinking, reading, etc. about more exciting but impossible activities

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More