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

Translation of serious in Italian:


  • 1 (not frivolous or light)
    (person, expression, discussion, approach, issue, offer, work, literature, actor, scientist, survey, attempt, concern, intention)
    to be serious about something
    fare sul serio in qualcosa o prendere qualcosa sul serio
    to be serious about doing
    avere davvero l'intenzione di fare
    is he serious about going to America?
    vuole sul serio o davvero andare in America?
    is he serious about her? they're serious about each other
    fanno sul serio
    to give serious thought to something
    pensare seriamente a qualcosa
    there's no serious case for arguing that…
    non ci sono seri motivi per sostenere che…
    this is deadly serious [informal]
    è una cosa serissima
    you can't be serious
    non puoi dire sul serio o non scherzare
    they got down to the serious business of eating [humorous]
    sono passati alle cose serie: si sono messi a mangiare
    being a parent is a serious business to make, spend serious money [informal]
    fare soldoni, spendere un sacco di soldi
    if you want to do some serious shopping, surfing… [informal]
    se vuoi fare shopping, surf come si deve…
    he's a serious drinker [informal] [humorous]
    è un bevitore professionista
  • 2 (grave)
    (accident, condition, allegation, crisis, problem)
    serio, grave
    (crime, error)
    (concern, doubt, misgiving)
    nothing serious, I hope
    niente di grave, spero
    this is a very serious matter
    è una questione molto seria
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