Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Sunday June 10, 2007

disimular, verb:
to hide, to conceal; to pretend

Sometimes you may want to hide your feelings. If so, disimular is the verb you need in Spanish.

Siempre consigue disimular lo que realmente piensa.
He always manages to hide or conceal what he’s really thinking.

Apenas podía disimular su satisfacción por el éxito de su equipo.
He was barely able to conceal his satisfaction at his team’s success.

If you use disimular without an object, then it means to pretend:

Has sido tú, no disimules.
It was you, don’t pretend it wasn’t

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