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British English: /ˈsɪərɪəs/
American English: /ˈsɪriəs/

Translation of serious in French:


  • 1 (not frivolous or light)
    (person, expression, discussion, approach, issue, offer, purpose)
    (work, literature, actor, scientist, survey)
    (attempt, concern)
    to be serious about something
    prendre quelque chose au sérieux
    to be serious about doing
    avoir vraiment l'intention de faire
    is he serious about going to America?
    est-ce qu'il a vraiment l'intention d'aller aux États-Unis?
    is he serious about her?
    est-ce qu'il tient vraiment à elle?
    they're serious about each other
    c'est du sérieux entre eux
    to give serious thought to something
    penser sérieusement à quelque chose
    there's no serious case for arguing that…
    il n'y a pas vraiment lieu de soutenir que…
    this is deadly serious (informal)
    c'est on ne peut plus sérieux
    you can't be serious
    tu veux rire
    they got down to the serious business of eating [humorous]
    ils sont passés aux choses sérieuses: ils se sont mis à manger
    being a parent is a serious business
    être parent est une grande responsabilité
    to make/spend serious money (informal)
    gagner/dépenser beaucoup d'argent
    if you want to do some serious shopping/surfing… (informal)
    si tu veux vraiment faire des courses/du surf…
    he's a serious drinker (informal) [humorous]
    c'est un buveur professionnel
  • 2 (grave)
    (accident, condition, allegation, crime, crisis, error, problem)
    (concern, doubt, misgiving)
    nothing serious, I hope
    rien de grave, j'espère
    this is a very serious matter
    l'affaire est très grave

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