Translation of laugh in Spanish:


risa, n.

Pronunciation /læf/ /lɑːf/

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    (act, sound)
    risa feminine
    (loud) carcajada feminine
    (loud) risotada feminine
    I recognized his laugh reconocí su risa
    • she gave a nervous laugh se rió nerviosamente
    • she has a horrible laugh tiene una manera horrible de reírse
    • don't worry, she said with a little laugh —no te preocupes —dijo con una risita
    • to have a laugh (about/at sth) reírse (de algo)
    • I could do with a good laugh no me vendría mal reírme un rato
    • give us a laugh haznos reír
    • the book is full of laughs el libro es muy divertido
    • It was a real laugh, a ha-ha laugh, unlike the fit of hysterics he'd had earlier.
    • But his plan became clear as she started bursting out with guffaws and laughs and giggles when he tickled her.
    • He let out a loud, hearty laugh.
    • He looked back at his friend over his shoulder and laughed a short, hearty laugh.
    • A nervous little laugh escaped her, to her chagrin.
    • I gave a mirthless laugh at her joke and continued my search.
    • She gave a nervous little laugh, unable to hold his gaze any longer.
    • She laughed a tinkling little laugh, and I wondered if she even knew about Becca.
    • I have not heard an audience laugh so hard and so long in a movie theater in a long time.
    • Trying to make the audience laugh is perhaps not much more difficult than trying to explain why it laughs.
    • Max barely stifled an explosive laugh of relief.
    • Michael's weak attempt to stifle a laugh was futile.
    • He had the same lopsided grin he sported to make people laugh at his antics.
    • Matt laughed so hard that he snorted and it only made us laugh harder.
    • The man's laugh echoed against the metal walls as he left the hanger.
    • Her laugh sounded forced and nervous sometimes, but you could tell the difference.
    • But the laugh sounded false, and she didn't think it was very funny.
    • All he knew was that that laugh sounded like nothing he had ever heard before.
    • Make your own mind up and laugh along the way.
    • A laugh came to her eyes, like she was remembering some funny memory.
  • 2 informal

    (joke, fun)
    it will be a laugh será divertido
    • she's a good laugh es muy divertida
    • to do/say sth for a laugh hacer/decir algo por divertirse
    • she told you she was too busy? that's a laugh! ¿te dijo que tenía mucho que hacer? ¡no me hagas reír!
    • The head doorman is a bit of joker and you can have a laugh with him but it's not advisable to upset him too much.
    • He loved to have a laugh, a bit of fun and to have a drink.
    • After dinner, people swap stories, play music, have a laugh.
    • For audiences, the point of comedy is to have a laugh.
    • Sometimes, especially when going to bed, it was good just to have a laugh, and forget about the worries of the day.
    • It was good to talk about it, have a laugh and clear the air.
    • Time to actually talk to patients, make a fuss of the kids and have a laugh.
    • It was good to see the crowd stop taking themselves so seriously and have a laugh for once!
    • What I miss is being able to relax, see my mates, go for a beer and have a laugh.
    • Fun, light spirited and cute, you like to have a laugh, but never take a lot of things seriously.
    • I get dressed up and go to work at a pub or a club; I see colleagues and have a laugh.
    • Kate's the funny, bubbly one in the group, so wherever they go they always have a laugh.
    • And if not, well, at least we can all share a good laugh about it.
    • We're not as good as some of the other teams, but we have a good laugh.
    • And nothing cures a cold as efficiently as a good laugh.
    • Who am I to complain about them, they just wanted a good laugh, and I was glad I provided some entertainment on the last lazy, unproductive Friday.
    • And now for a good laugh: Andie passes along this gem from the Onion.
    • I have to confess that I always get a good belly laugh out of such nonsense.
    • And there are plenty of laughs along the way to make up for it.
    • He showed his sense of humour and gave the public plenty of laughs along the way.

intransitive verb

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    to laugh about sth reírse de algo
    to laugh at sb/sth reírse de algn/algo
    I couldn't stop laughing no podía parar de reír(me)
    • she laughed out loud/to herself se rió a carcajadas/para sus adentros
    • to burst out laughing soltar una carcajada
    • to make sb laugh hacer reír a algn
    • it's all very well for you to laugh (tú) ríete si quieres
    • I told her she had already sent one and she laughed and said her memory was going.
    • Your excitement was infectious as you laughed and gasped as we were whirled and twisted.
    • We laughed, we flirted and we agreed to continue having the great talks we have together.
    • As we waited to go out again, we sat in a circle, laughed and ate hot cross buns.
    • They really laughed and asked some good questions and most of them bought a book.
    • She told me herself and I laughed until my eyes leaked tears and my nose leaked snot.
    • The script had jokes in it, you could tell, but no one laughed because of the timing.
    • She laughed until the tears attempted to roll up her appley cheeks and she had to beg for mercy.
    • He liked the way sometimes a little crease wrinkled the side of her nose when she laughed.
    • I laughed all the way through and in the end I left the cinema grinning from ear to ear.
    • He then laughed in a way that sane people do not laugh and asked for ten male volunteers.
    • Kate laughed as she looked at him, wondering just what was going through his mind.
    • Will laughed quietly and I looked up to see him nodding, looking at me softly with a smile.
    • Matt almost laughed aloud in spite of himself.
    • Rarely, he remarked afterwards, had an audience laughed so heartily at his jokes.
    • Amy laughed hysterically at her joke and placed the items on the conveyer belt.
    • The audience laughed lightly at the absurdity of this.
    • All the kids around the playground laughed hysterically at this pathetic joke.
    • With the tension broken, both men laughed heartily at the thought.
    • He almost laughed out loud at how clumsy he had been at that age.

transitive verb

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    they were laughed off the stage se rieron tanto de ellos, que tuvieron que salir del escenario
    • you don't say!, he laughed —¡no me digas! —dijo riendo
    • Apologize in a lighthearted way, and laugh it off by turning it into a joke.
    • Avoiding, dismissing or laughing them off on a consistent basis means that many important issues go unresolved.
    • She tried to laugh it off dismissively, but her words seemed to pique his interest.
    • He never seems to notice, he shrugs, laughs it off, but she smiles at these women, at every one, she smiles into their eyes.
    • I've tried talking to my parents but they just seem to laugh it off and ignore me saying that I'll feel better tomorrow.
    • Don't rise to their teasing; try and laugh it off or just plain ignore them!
    • Probably thinking I hadn't caught the exchange, he shook his head, laughed it off, ‘Never mind.’
    • When I was a child, if I told my parents I thought they were wrong about whatever they would just shrug and laugh it off, maybe correcting my grammar along the way.
    • Ordinarily, Alexander's slip in the radio studio would be laughed off as a joke.
    • Mention this to the star and he simply laughs it off.