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Pepito jokes are fun and effective for learning Spanish.

Jokes are a fun way to share language with kids learning Spanish, and Pepito jokes are probably the best known Spanish jokes for children. They are a part of the popular culture of Spanish-speaking countries, so Spanish learners should be aware of them. These jokes also can be good listening comprehension practice and also speaking practice if kids learn to tell them.

See our page with information about humor and language learning and find many other types of Spanish jokes for kids.

Pepito jokes feature a little boy who offers silly or impertinent answers to questions from his parents or teachers. In some countries the jokes are about Jaimito or Benito rather than Pepito, but the idea is the same. However, not all Pepito jokes are appropriate for kids! Like all kinds of humor, some jokes about Pepito are in bad taste. You have to be selective, as you do with all content you share with children.

Pepito Jokes and Spanish Learners

  • If your students or children are new to the concept of Pepito jokes, introduce the character explaining that he is a mischievous child. You can teach the word travieso.
  • Pepito jokes are in the form of short dialogs, so they are easy to understand. Also, once students know a joke, they can act out the dialog.
  • Many Pepito jokes have to do with school, so they will have vocabulary related to school subjects like math and history. Other Pepito jokes center around interactions with his family.
  • Often Pepito jokes have some word play. For example, Pepito answers a question by changing the context. In other words, he interprets a question differently than the teacher or his parent intends. Other Pepito jokes are just silly.
  • The jokes below are classics that my children learned when they were young. They have simple enough vocabulary for children learning Spanish. You can find many more Pepito jokes online.
  • Again, not all Pepito jokes are appropriate, so be selective!

Printable Pepito Jokes

Spanish learners can practice reading with short jokes like the ones about Pepito. Download a printable of the Pepito jokes in this post with images to support key vocabulary. Check out this printable of easy Spanish jokes too.

Pepito jokes are short and easy for Spanish learners to understand.

Pepito Jokes: At Home

Su mamá le pregunta a Pepito:
-¿Qué serás cuando crezcas, Pepito?
-Más grande.


Pepito compró unos caramelos y se los comió todos en un minuto.
Su hermana se enojó y le dijo:
-¡Te comiste todos los caramelos sin acordarte de mí!
-¡Claro que me acordé de ti! Por eso me los comí tan deprisa.


Pepito llega a casa después de las clases. Está muy feliz y le dice a su mamá:
– Mamá, mamá, ¡aprendí a escribir!.
Su mamá le dice:
– ¿Y qué escribiste?.
Pepito responde:
¿Cómo voy a saberlo, si todavía no he aprendido a leer?


Llega Pepito a la casa gritando:
– Mami, mami, no me esperes esta noche.
– ¿Por qué mi’jito?
¡Porque ya llegué!


Pepito Jokes: At School

Pepito le pregunta a su maestra:
– Maestra, ¿me castigaría usted por algo que yo no hice?.
– No Pepito, ¡claro que no!.
Qué bueno, porque no hice la tarea de hoy.


La maestra dice:
– Pepito, dime cinco cosas que contengan leche.
– Cinco vacas, señorita.


En la escuela, la maestra dice:
– A ver Pepito, ¿cómo te imaginas la escuela ideal?.
Cerrada, maestra. Cerrada.


El profesor de arte les pregunta a los alumnos sobre los colores.
– A ver, alguien que me diga cómo se hace el verde.
– Muy fácil – responde Susana -, mezclando el azul y el amarillo.
– Muy bien – responde el profesor – y pregunta a Miguel:
– A ver Miguel, ¿cómo se hace la violeta?.
– Fácil profesor, mezclando el rojo y el azul.
– Bien – responde el profesor -.
– A ver, Pepito, dime, ¿cómo se hace el café?.
Muy fácil profesor, con leche y azúcar al gusto.


En la clase de historia la maestra les pregunta a los estudiantes fechas importantes.
A ver Pepito,… ¿Simón Bolívar murió en…?
“fermo”….


El profesor le pregunta a Pepito en clase de matemáticas.
Pepito, si en un bolsillo del pantalón tienes 10 pesos y en el otro bolsillo tienes dos billetes de 100 pesos, ¿qué tienes en total?
Los pantalones de otro estudiante, profesor.

 

 

 

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