How to tell Jokes in English


To TELL a joke
Pun – a funny play on words
Gag – a joke or funny story
Comedian – a person who tells jokes
Play on words – juego de palabras
Punchline – remate, final
A funny joke (don’t confuse with ‘fun’)
To laugh – reir
A laugh – risa – It was such a laugh
To burst out laughing
I couldn’t stop laughing
To make someone laugh / It made me laugh
To smile, to grin – sonreir
To chuckle – risita
To crack up – It cracks me up
Corny – cursi
I don’t get it (I don’t get the joke)
To fall about laughing
Hilarious (adj)
LOL – laugh out loud / ROFL – roll on the floor laughing / LMAO – Laugh my arse off
to wet yourself
Amusing / humorous – divertido/a, gracioso/a
funny = you laugh (it’s a funny joke, film etc / fun = we had a good time. It was fun. We had fun at the party.
Sense of humour (or humor in American English)


My friend said he knew a man with a wooden leg named Smith.
So I asked him “What was the name of his other leg?”

The doctor to the patient: ‘You are very sick’
The patient to the doctor: ‘Can I get a second opinion?’
The doctor again: ‘Yes, you are very ugly too…’

A snail (un caracol) walks into a bar and the barman tells him there’s a strict policy about having snails in the bar and so kicks him out. A year later the same snail re-enters the bar and asks the barman “What did you do that for?”

A person who speaks two languages is bilingual…A person who speaks three languages is trilingual…A person who speaks four or more languages is multilingual.
What is a person who speaks one language?
– An American!

One of my students said to me yesterday, “Would you punish me for something I didn`t do?”
I said, ” Of course not.”
She said, “Good, because I haven`t done my homework.”

Years ago I had a girlfriend who liked to have baths in milk. One day I asked her: “Why do you take baths in milk?”
She said, “I can’t find a cow tall enough for a shower.”

I met a girl last week who said “I was born in London. I said, “Which part?”
She said, “All of me.”

I asked a student to conjugate the verb ‘to walk’ in the present tense. He said, “ ……I walk…… walk………he walks……..
I said, “Quicker please”, He said “I run…….you run……”

I used to be a werewolf… How do you say werewolf in Spanish? (hombre lobo)
But I’m much better noooooooooooow !

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