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    Quote Originally Posted by lauracipolla
    thanks for clarifying, vicente. #5 would then be "Por ti hago tonterías/ estoy quedando como un tonto/ Me vuelves loco/ Me haces quedar como un tonto." (see that I'm using the "tú", just for you!)

    #7... "Se está haciendo el tonto./ Está quedando como un tonto/en ridículo." For some reason, these phrases don't sound natural to me... I'd just say "¡Qué tonto!" (or some stronger adjective, of course)... but I know the idea is not complete.
    If they don't sound natural to you then they are probably not right. A native speaker knows.

    Thanks for the effort. I asked about these because I suspected they would be difficult to translate into Spanish with the exact meaning.
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    6. YOU ARE A FOOL FOR BELIEVING THAT.

    "Sos un tonto por crees eso."

    Pero, ¿qué poco natural que suena en español, no?

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    Fabianea: argentin@? creo q lo que pasa es que acá ya hemos pasado a insultos directamente... "tonto" casi no la usamos y por eso no suena natural...

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    Hola Laura,

    Sí, argentino.

    "You are such a fool for believing that"

    Mi objeción no es el adjetivo "tonto" sino la sintáxis oracional.

    Yo hubiese dicho:
    ¿Cómo creíste eso? ¡Que tonto!
    ¿Te creíste eso? ¡Que tonto!
    Si te creíste eso sos un tonto.

    Sin embargo, sé que el énfasis cambia. ¿Alguna otra opción?

    Saludos,

    Fabianea

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    hmmm... otra opción? partida, como sugerís, pero sin tanto énfasis:
    "Sos un tonto... ¿Cómo podés/ pudiste creer eso?" (suena casi resignado, no?)

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