Here are some examples of how to use this word:
- ¡El otro día me contaron el mejor chiste que he escuchado en mi vida!
The other day I heard the best joke I'd ever heard!
- ¡Vaya chiste de compañía, su atención al cliente es nefasta!
This company is a joke, their customer service is appalling!
- No veo el chiste.
I don't see what's funny about it.
- Chiste verde
The verb chistar, however does not mean 'to joke' but actually means to shush.
- No os quiero oír chistar durante el discurso.
I don't want to hear a sound during the speech.
This word of the day has been contributed by LAE Madrid, the leading Spanish academy in Madrid. Accredited by the Insitituto Cervantes, it offers Spanish courses for all levels and also has Spanish classes for kids and families.