Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. He’s such a fool, trying to cheat in an exam like that. He bought the car for full price? Ha comprato everybody’s Fool macchina a prezzo pieno?

I am a fool for basketball. The fool entertained the king with his jokes. Il giullare intratteneva il re con i suoi numeri. Verb taking a direct object–for example, “Say something. She fooled him into believing that she was younger.

L’ha preso in giro facendogli credere che lei fosse più giovane. Don’t you try to fool with me! Non cercare di prendermi in giro! Verb not taking a direct object–for example, “She jokes. Stavo solo scherzando, non lo pensavo davvero. Do something more sensible with your money.

April Fool nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. After they fought, they made up. The teacher told Bobby to stop fooling around in class. L’insegnante ha detto a Bobby di smetterla di bighellonare in classe. The boss doesn’t like people fooling around when they should be working. Al capo non piace che le persone perdano tempo quando dovrebbero lavorare. Helen suspects that her husband has been fooling around.

Helen sospetta che suo marito se la stia facendo con qualcuno. Those red shoes don’t go with my dress. NOT “Those red shoes don’t go my dress with. He had fooled around with every girl in town before he met Helen. Se l’è fatta con tutte le ragazze della città prima di conoscere Helen. Ben spent the afternoon fooling around with his new camera. Ben ha trascorso il pomeriggio bighellonando con la sua nuova macchina fotografica.