- 1 1.1 (in earnest, sincere) serio I'm not joking, I'm serious no estoy bromeando, lo digo en serio or de veras you can't be serious! ¡estás loco!, ¡me estás tomando el pelo! [familiar/colloquial] come on now, be serious! vamos, vamos, más formalidad on a more serious note pasando a un tema más serio to be serious, I don't think it's feasible hablando en serio, no creo que eso sea posible to give serious thought/consideration to sth pensar*/considerar algo seriamenteto be serious
aboutsth/ -ingI'm serious about this lo digo en serio she's not serious about our relationship no se toma lo nuestro en serio are you serious about wanting to change your job? ¿en serio quieres cambiar de trabajo? 1.2 (thoughtful) serio she suddenly put on a serious face de repente se puso seria or puso cara seria don't look so serious no te pongas tan serioMore example sentences1.3 (committed) (before n) [student/worker] dedicado I haven't much time for serious study no tengo tiempo para estudiar en serio
More example sentences1.4 (not lightweight) (before n) [newspaper/play/music] serio
- Her forceful personality and ease in the spotlight complemented the king's serious, thoughtful demeanour.
- These are serious, thoughtful people who are not in thrall to the restrictions of old ideologies.
- He looks solemn and serious, but I can remember how he and the other two big boys were holding in laughter.
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- These frank statements suggest that he is sincere and serious about exposing the problems and proposing solutions.
- If it was serious about a long-term commitment to Mitsubishi, then why isn't it willing to bail it out?
- Better to try to look half way serious about this now, rather than after the names break.
- Our culture forces serious music to function solely as entertainment or not at all.
- They are probably the only group around making any kind of serious music.
- Then a Saturday night show will take place at the Holy Cross Cathedral and will consist of more serious music.
- 2 2.1 (grave, severe) [injury/illness/accident] grave a serious mistake un grave or serio error the water shortage is getting serious la escasez de agua se está convirtiendo en un problema serio things are getting serious las cosas se están poniendo serias 2.2 (of importance, major) it doesn't need serious alterations no necesita grandes arreglos I have serious doubts about him tengo mis serias dudas acerca de él the only serious opposition to the proposal la única oposición a la propuesta digna de ser tenida en cuenta now they've gone we can get down to some serious drinking ahora que se han ido podemos empezar a tomar or beber en serio we're talking serious money here [colloquial/familiar] no estamos hablando de dos centavosMore example sentences
- To allow that to happen is to put the child itself at terrible risk of serious injury or death if there is an accident.
- It is better to speak of an unlawful and dangerous act carrying with it an appreciable risk of serious injury.
- People deserve better - not just those living there but the motorists who risk death or serious injury every day.
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