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fool  (ˈfuːl

Translations

noun

  1. idiote m f   ⇒ He was a fool to get involved with her. Il a été idiot de s'attacher à elle.

    to make a fool of o.s. se couvrir de ridicule

    to make a fool of sb (= make look foolish) tourner qn en ridicule (= trick) avoir qn, duper qn

    more fool you! (British) quel nigaud!

  2. (history) [of king] bouffon m, fou m

    to play the fool (= mess about) faire lela foufolle

    to act the fool or to play the fool (= behave stupidly) se conduire bêtement

  3. (= dessert) purée f de fruits à la crème

transitive verb

  1. (= trick) berner, duper   ⇒ You can't fool me. Vous ne me la ferez pas., On ne me la fait pas.

    to fool sb into doing sth duper qn pour lui faire faire qch, berner qn pour lui faire faire qch

intransitive verb

  1. to fool with sth (= have dealings with) plaisanter avec qch

    to fool with sb (= take risks) plaisanter avec qn

Similar Words

= simpleton, idiot, mug (British) (slang), berk (British) (slang), charlie (British) (informal), silly, goose (informal), dope (informal), jerk (slang) (mainly US) ( & Canadian), dummy (slang), ass (US) ( & Canadian) (taboo) (slang), clot (British) (informal), plank (British) (slang), sap (slang), prick (derogatory) (slang), wally (slang), illiterate, prat (slang), plonker (slang), coot, moron, nit (informal), git (British) (slang), geek (slang), twit (informal) (mainly British), bonehead (slang), chump (informal), dunce, imbecile (informal), loon, clod, cretin, oaf, bozo (US) (slang), dullard, dimwit (informal), ignoramus, dumbo (slang), jackass, dipstick (British) (slang), dickhead (slang), gonzo (slang), schmuck (US) (slang), dork (slang), nitwit (informal), dolt, blockhead, ninny, divvy (British) (slang), bird-brain (informal), pillock (British) (slang), halfwit, nincompoop, dweeb (US) (slang), putz (US) (slang), fathead (informal), weenie (US) (informal), schlep (US) (slang), eejit (Scottish) ( & Irish), thicko (British) (slang), dumb-ass (slang), pea-brain (slang), gobshite (Irish) (taboo) (slang), dunderhead, numpty (Scottish) (informal), doofus (slang) (mainly US), lamebrain (informal), fuckwit (taboo) (slang), mooncalf, thickhead, clodpate (archaic), dickwit (slang), nerd or nurd (slang), numbskull or numskull, twerp or twirp (informal), dorba or dorb (Australian) (slang), bogan (Australian) (slang), mampara (South Africa) (informal)
= dupe, butt, mug (British) (slang), sucker (slang), gull (archaic), stooge (slang), laughing stock, pushover (informal), fall guy (informal), chump (informal), greenhorn (informal), easy mark (informal)
= jester, comic, clown, harlequin, motley, buffoon, pierrot, court jester, punchinello, joculator or (fem.) joculatrix, merry-andrew
= deceive, cheat, mislead, delude, kid (informal), trick, take in, con (informal), stiff (slang), have (someone) on, bluff, hoax, dupe, beguile, gull (archaic), swindle, make a fool of, bamboozle, hoodwink, take for a ride (informal), put one over on (informal), play a trick on, pull a fast one on (informal), scam (slang)

'fool' in Other Languages

  • Arabic: مُغَفَّل
  • Brazilian Portuguese: bobo boba
  • Chinese: 傻瓜
  • Croatian: budala
  • Czech: hlupák
  • Danish: tåbe
  • Dutch: dwaas
  • European Spanish: tonto tontaidiota
  • Finnish: typerys
  • French: idiot
  • German: Narr
  • Greek: κορόιδο
  • Italian: buffone
  • Japanese: ばか者
  • Korean: 바보
  • Norwegian: dust
  • Polish: głupiec
  • Portuguese: pateta
  • Romanian: prost proști proaste
  • Russian: дурак дурочка
  • Spanish: tonto tonta
  • Swedish: dumbom
  • Thai: คนโง่
  • Turkish: ahmak
  • Ukrainian: дурень
  • Vietnamese: đồ ngốc
  • Arabic: يُضَلِّلُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: enganar
  • Chinese: 愚弄
  • Croatian: zavarati
  • Czech: napálit
  • Danish: narre
  • Dutch: voor de gek houden
  • European Spanish: engañar
  • Finnish: huijata
  • French: tromper
  • German: täuschen
  • Greek: κοροϊδεύω
  • Italian: ingannare
  • Japanese: だます
  • Korean: 속이다
  • Norwegian: lure
  • Polish: wygłupić się wygłupiać się
  • Portuguese: enganar
  • Romanian: a păcăli
  • Russian: дурачить
  • Spanish: engañar
  • Swedish: lura
  • Thai: หลอก
  • Turkish: kandırmak
  • Ukrainian: обдурювати обдурити
  • Vietnamese: đánh lừa

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