There are 2 main translations of false in Spanish:

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false 1

American English: /fɔls/
British English: /fɔːls/
, /fɒls/

adjective

  • 1 1.1 (untrue)
    (statement/rumor/accusation)
    he acquired the title under false pretenses
    obtuvo el título por medios fraudulentos or con engaños
    I'm here under o on false pretenses: I told them I was a club member to bear false witness against somebody [archaic]
    levantar falso testimonio contra alguien [arcaico]
    1.2 (incorrect)
    (belief/idea)
    to put a false interpretation on something
    hacer una interpretación errónea de algo
    to sing a false note
    dar una nota falsa
    true or false?
    ¿verdadero o falso?
    ¿verdad o mentira?
    one false move and you're dead!
    ¡un movimiento en falso y te mato!
    a false step
    un paso en falso
    1.3 (misplaced)
    (modesty/pride)
    a false sense of security
    una falsa sensación de seguridad
    to put somebody in a false position
    poner a alguien en una situación comprometida
  • 2 2.1 (not genuine)
    (eyelashes/fingernails/beard)
    (pearls/passport/name)
    false bottom false ceiling
    cieloraso (masculine) suspendido
    2.2 (unnatural, forced)
    (smile/laugh)
    Example sentences
    • A generation ago, women were asking each other why they were wasting half the day fitting corsets and false eyelashes, and the other half trying to perfect an orange souffle.
    • Cohen saw potential in a beauty parlour where women could get make-up done, have eyebrows plucked or false eyelash extensions applied.
    • Traditional false eyelashes are uncomfortable and difficult to apply.
    Example sentences
    • I forced a smile, a lying, deceitful, false smile, as if that was the most ridiculous thing I had ever heard.
    • Faith said with false sympathy that sounded sincere.
    • Another small gem goes like this: ‘Resist whispered speech and false pleasant smiles when in the boss's company.’
  • 3 (disloyal) [archaic or liter]
    (friend/spouse)
    Example sentences
    • She lashed out at ‘certain media organisations [that] have distorted facts and spread false rumours’.
    • This study points out that most of the published results of medical research are, in fact, false.
    • We make no claim that something is incorrect, false, or erroneous.
    Example sentences
    • True in love ever be, unless thy lover's false to thee.

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    Mezcal is an alcoholic drink similar to tequila obtained in Mexico by distilling the juice or aguamiel extracted from roasted tips of the maguey plant. Bottles of mezcal are usually sold containing a gusano, the larva of an insect that lives on the maguey. This is said to enhance the flavor.