There are 2 translations of lie in Spanish:

lie1

Pronunciation: /laɪ/

n

  • 1 (untruth) mentira (f) that's a lie! ¡(eso es) mentira! to tell lies decir* mentiras, mentir* to live a lie vivir una mentira to catch sb in a lie (AmE) pescar* a algn en una mentira to give the lie to sth desmentir* algo
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    • And I told the world that your case for the war was a pack of lies.
    • It implies that everything up until now has been a pack of lies.
    • I was appalled at the political mileage that was made out of a pack of lies told about desperate people in need.

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Word of the day aglomeración
f
se produjo una aglomeración en torno a la estrella = a crowd gathered around the star …
Cultural fact of the day

La movida madrileña is an expression referring to the Madrid social and cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the people involved in it. It was a youth phenomenon based around night spots in the city, such as the now defunct club Rock-Ola. One of the leading lights of the movida was the movie director Pedro Almodóvar.

There are 2 translations of lie in Spanish:

lie2

vi

  • 1
    (3rd pers sing pres lies pres p, lying past & past p, lied)
    (tell untruths) mentir* to lie about sth mentir* acerca de algo to lie to sb mentirle* a algn the camera never lies la cámara nunca miente to lie one's way out of/into sth salir* de un problema/conseguir* algo a base de mentiras
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    • The police later lied and said he had damaged the bus.
    • If we do, that would be tantamount to lying, deceit or unprofessionalism.
    • At every stage he has lied, prevaricated and obstructed this process of disarmament.
  • 2
    (3rd pers sing pres lies pres p, lying past, lay past p, lain)
    2.1 (lie down) echarse, acostarse*, tenderse*, tumbarse (be in lying position) estar* tendido, yacer* [literario/literary] he was lying flat on his back estaba tendido or acostado de espaldas his body lay in the coffin el cadáver yacía en el ataúd [literario/literary] he often lies in bed until noon con frecuencia se queda en la cama hasta el mediodía lie still! ¡quédate quieto! she lay motionless on the floor estaba tendida en el suelo sin moverse I lay awake for hours estuve horas sin poder dormir she lay in a coma for three days estuvo tres días en coma to lie with sb [archaic/arcaico] acostarse* or [arcaico/archaic] yacer* con algn to lie low tratar de pasar inadvertido (be buried) yacer* [literario/literary], estar* sepultado [formal] here lies John Smith aquí yacen los restos de John Smith 2.2 (be) [object] estar* the papers lay where he had left them los papeles estaban donde los había dejado the snow lay two feet deep la nieve tenía dos pies de espesor the book lay open at page 304 el libro estaba abierto en la página 304 the tomb lay undisturbed for centuries pasaron siglos antes de que se diera con la tumba it lies heavy on your stomach cae pesado (al estómago) the factory still lay idle la fábrica seguía parada the ship lay at anchor el barco estaba fondeado or anclado will the snow lie? (BrE) ¿cuajará la nieve? 2.3 (be located) [building/city] encontrarse*, estar* (situado or ubicado) Versailles lies 18 km west of Paris Versalles se encuentra or está a 18 kms al oeste de París a group of islands lying off the west coast un conjunto de islas situadas cerca de la costa occidental (stretch) extenderse* the vast ocean lay before them [literario/literary] el inmenso océano se extendía ante ellos [literario/literary] 2.4 [problem/difference] radicar*, estribar, estar*; [answer] estar* where do your sympathies lie? ¿con quién simpatizas? the truth lies somewhere in between la verdad está en algún punto intermedio it's hard to see where the problem lies es difícil ver en qué estriba or radica el problema victory lay within his grasp tenía la victoria al alcance de la mano a new life lay before them una nueva vida se abría ante ellos what lies behind her cool exterior? ¿qué hay detrás de su fría apariencia?

Phrasal verbs

lie about

(BrE)
lie around

lie ahead

v + adv
to lie ahead (of sb/sth) miles of desert/days of waiting lay ahead of us teníamos por delante millas de desierto/días y días de espera who knows what may lie ahead? ¡quién sabe qué nos depara el futuro! your whole life lies ahead of you tienes toda la vida por delante

lie around

v + adv
1.1 (be scattered) (usu in -ing form) estar* tirado, estar* botado (AmL exc RPl) to leave things lying around dejar las cosas tiradas or (AmL exc RPl) botadas (por ahí) 1.2 (be idle) estar* tumbado or echado sin hacer nada

lie back

v + adv
recostarse* lie back and relax recuéstate y relájate

lie down

v + adv
1.1 (adopt lying position) echarse, acostarse*, tenderse*, tumbarse I'm going to lie down for a while voy a echarme or recostarme un rato 1.2 (be lying) estar* echado or acostado or tendido or tumbado to take sth lying down I won't take this treatment lying down no voy a permitir que me traten así sin protestar or pelear

lie in

v + adv
1.1 (sleep late) (BrE) dormir* hasta tarde, levantarse tarde 1.2 [archaic/arcaico] [pregnant woman] estar* de parto

lie over

v + adv
esperar, ser* pospuesto

lie to

v + adv
[Naut] estar* al pairo or a la capa

lie up

v + adv
1.1 (hide) [criminal/guerrilla] esconderse, ocultarse 1.2 (stay in bed) quedarse en cama, guardar cama

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Word of the day aglomeración
f
se produjo una aglomeración en torno a la estrella = a crowd gathered around the star …
Cultural fact of the day

La movida madrileña is an expression referring to the Madrid social and cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the people involved in it. It was a youth phenomenon based around night spots in the city, such as the now defunct club Rock-Ola. One of the leading lights of the movida was the movie director Pedro Almodóvar.