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13 Spanish Jokes Loved By All

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For people who already master the Spanish language, learning jokes is a good way to acquire new vocabulary while making their friends laugh. Humor works differently in English and Spanish. The reason is simply: There are many plays on words or puns which make people laugh out loud in a language or another.   


If you want to take your Spanish language skills to the next level, it is recommended to learn some chistes or jokes to learn new vocabulary, grammar structure and verb tense. Moreover, you’ll be raising cultural awareness since English language humor is way different to Spanish language humor. 


Learning Spanish through jokes helps you put into practice all you have learned so far such as grammar, pronunciation, listening comprehension in a relaxing and fun way. It is not a matter of understanding the meaning of each single word. It is a matter of grasping the cultural context in which the language occurs. 


Telling jokes in Spanish will help you learn colloquial language rather than just formal expressions to get the message across. Being spontaneous in a foreign language is the best way to break the ice and make new friends.  

Spanish Jokes with Mixing of English Words (Homophones Sounding)

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Spanish speakers love making fun of  English words that sound similar to Spanish words . In order to understand the joke you need to know both languages. Most of these jokes simply use homophones (two words that are written differently but sound similarly) mixing up English and Spanish language. Not only are they hilarious but also clever and creative. 
Joke 1

Ayer tuve una entrevista. – Me preguntaron: ¿Nivel de inglés?

 – Alto. .

– Diga “memoria” en inglés.

 – Memory.

– Póngalo en una frase. 

– Salté por una ventana y memory. 

– Contratada.

Yesterday I had an interview.They asked me: Level of English?

  • High
  • Say “memory” in English.
  •  Memory.
  • Use it in a sentence.
  • I jumped out of a window and “I died”
  • Hired

There is a play on words involving sounds. Memory sounds like me morí or I died.


Joke 2

¿Cómo se escribe calcetines en inglés?

 Eso sí que es 

How do you spell socks in English?

Yes, that 's right.

It is a difficult one. If you spell “socks” aloud you’ll be saying 

Eso sí que es

 meaning that’s right.

Joke 3


– Cariño, cuando hablas eres como una ciudad de Estados Unidos. 

– ¿Los Ángeles?

– No, Kansas. 


- Honey, when you talk you’re like an American city.

– Los Angeles?

– No, Kansas. 

Kansas sounds like 


, which means You tire people when you talk.

Joke 4
  • ¿Cómo se escribe nariz en inglés?
  • No sé
  • ¡Correcto
  • How do you write nose in English?
  • I don’t know
  • Correct!


No sé

 means I don’t know in spanish and uses the same letters of the english word “nose”

  • ¿Cuál es su nivel de inglés? =What’s your level of English?

  • Mi nivel de inglés es avanzado. =My level of English is advanced.

  • OK. Traduzca la palabra “fiesta”. =Ok. Translate the word “fiesta”.

  • Fácil: “party”. =Easy: “party”.

  • Muy bien. Úsela en una oración. =Very well. Use it in a sentence.

  • Ayer me party el hocico andando en bicicleta. =Yesterday I wounded my snout bike riding.

  • Jajajaja =Hahahaha

One-liner Jokes in Spanish

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These are short question and answer jokes which in most cases involve puns or a play on words. In English, they don’t make any sense so you will need someone to explain the joke to you. These short and catchy jokes are the best way to improve vocabulary in Spanish.  Learning these chistes will help you immerse in the Spanish culture and get to know the local context.   

Vino in Spanish has two meanings: wine or came (3er person singular). 

Joke 5

¿Cuál es la fruta más paciente? 

Es pera.


Which fruit is the most patient? 

It’s a pear 


(altogether) means wait and sounds like it is a pear. 

Joke 6

Un gusano le dice a otro gusano:

“Chau, voy a dar una vuelta a la manzana”.

A worm tells other worm:

“Bye, I’m going to take a walk around the apple”

In spanish, 

dar vuelta a la manzana

 means walk around a block of houses. Since worms live inside apples, this joke is hilarious. 

Joke 7

Un pez pregunta a su amigo, "¿qué hace tu padre?" - "Nada"


One fish asks their friend, "what does your father do?" - Nothing 

Nada has two meanings in spanish: nothing or to swim (3rd person singular). In spanish it makes sense since fish swims. 

Joke 8

A: Padre, ¿qué puedo hacer por mis pecados? 

B: Ora, hijo mío, ora. 

A: Las once y media, padre.

Ora (pray) naturally sounds a lot like hora (hour) since the h isn’t pronounced in Spanish. I imagine that this boy was being a bit of a smarty pants with the priest. I like him.


A: Father, what can I do to have my sins forgiven?

B:Pray, my son, pray.

A: It’s 11:30, Father.

Ora means to pray (2nd person singular) but it is also pronounced like hora (hour). They are homophones. 

  • ¿Cuál es el vino más amargo? =What’s the most bitter wine?

  • Vino mi suegra.  =When my mother-in-law came to town.

Silly Spanish Jokes

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These chistes or jokes may involve puns or simply play with words in a silly way. These chistes are known as chistes malos (literally bad jokes) or dad jokes. However, they are handy when learning new vocabulary since they use to be short. 

Vacas simply means cows. But it is also the first syllable in vacaciones or vacation.

Joke 9


– Pepito, ¿qué planeta sigue después de Marte? 

– Miércole. 



– Pepito, ¿which planet goes after Mars?

– Wednesday.

The red planet Mars and the day Tuesday are written in the same way in spanish. However, the name of the planet has no ending “s”: Marte (planet)- Martes (Tuesday). 

Joke 10
  • ¿A qué te dedicas?
  • Soy rockero.
  • ¡Guau! ¿Cantas o tocas un instrumento en un grupo?
  • No. Junto rocas y las vendo.


  • What do you do?
  • I’m a rocker.
  • Wow! Do you sing or play an instrument in a band?
  • No. I collect rocks and I sell them.

It is hilarious in both languages.

Joke 11

 Vacas perezosas

– ¿Cuáles son las vacas más perezosas?

– ¡Las vacaciones!



Lazy Cows

– Which are the laziest cows?

– Vacations! 

Vacas simply means cows. But it is also the first syllable in vacaciones or vacation.

Joke 12

Vaya tío, he soñado que ganaba $300 millones como mi padre.

– ¿Tu padre gana $300 millones?

– No, también lo sueña.

– Jajajaja.

Hey man, I’ve dreamed I earn $300 million like my father.

– You father earns $300 million?

– No, he also dreams about it.

– Hahahaha.

Joke 13

¿Cómo llama el vaquero a su hija?


How does a cowboy call his daughter?


Hija means daughter but it also sounds like yeeee-haw. 

Learning jokes in Spanish is a creative and teaching material to improve your language skills. It is also the best way to make new friends or as ice breakers. Jokes with juego de palabras or play on words will help you improve your communicative and linguistic skills since in some cases you’ll need to tell why it is funny. 

  • Cuáles son las vacas más perezosas? =Which are the laziest cows?

  • – ¡Las vacaciones! =– Vacations!

Spanish Jokes for Kids

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  • Obvio microbio =Obviously, microbe

  • Me canso ganzo =I’m tired, Goose

  • Eso, eso, pan con queso =hat, that, bread with cheese

  • Que te pasa, calabaza? =What’s up, pumpkin?

  • Chao chao bacalao =Bye bye codfish (for saying goodbye to your friends)

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