9 jokes for Spanish learners

By Britta

The second issue of the Mary Glasgow magazines is out!

The second issue of the Mary Glasgow magazines is out!

Reír es sano – laughing is healthy – is what they say in Spain. To help you restore your energy levels for the count-down to Christmas, we have compiled a list of 9 Spanish jokes – with a linguistic twist.  Do you know what it is?

1. ¿Qué le dice el 1 al 10?
Para ser como yo, tienes que ser sincero.

2. En el restaurante:
Cliente: Mesero, ¿el pescado viene solo?
Mesero: No, lo llevo.

3. ¿Qué le dijo la cucharita al azúcar?
Te espero en el café.

4. Marinero: ¡Almirante, quince carabelas aproximándose!
Almirante: ¿Una flota?
Marinero: No, flotan las quince.

5. Va un hombre paseando con su gato y una señora le pregunta:
¿Araña?
Y el hombre responde:
 No, gato

6. Mamá,mamá, me ha mordido una serpiente
¿Cobra, hijo?
No mamá, gratis.

7. Soy vidente y por 10 euros te digo el futuro.
¿10 euros? ¡Vale!
Yo seré vidente, tú serás vidente, él será vidente…

8. ¿Qué es un patín?
¡Es un pato pequeño!

9. Un general le dice al soldado: ¡Ice la bandera!
Y el soldado le responde:
 Le felicito mi general, le quedo bonita.

Respuestas

  1. The joke is based on ‘ser sincero’ (to be honest) sounding like ‘ser sin zero’ (to be without zero).
  2. The joke is based on the different meanings of the word ‘solo’.
  3. The joke is based on the different meanings of the word ‘café’.
  4. The joke is based on the use of ‘flota’ as a noun (fleet) or a verb (to float).
  5. The joke is based on the use of ‘araña’ as a noun (spider) or a verb (to scratch).
  6. The joke is based on the use of ‘cobra’ as a noun (cobra snake) or a verb (to charge).
  7. The joke is based on the interplay between being psychic and the conjugation of the future tense.
  8. The joke is based on the diminutive form ‘-ín’ and the words ‘patín’ (skate) and ‘pato’ (duck).
  9. The joke is based on ‘¡Ice la bandera!’
(Raise the flag!) sounding like ‘Hice la bandera’
 (I made the flag.).

For more practical help to get you through your Spanish lessons until Christmas check out our issue 2s.

 

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