Translation of serious in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (in earnest, sincere) I'm not joking, I'm seriousyou can't be serious!no estoy bromeando, lo digo en serio or de verascome on now, be serious! on a more serious note¡estás loco!¡me estás tomando el pelo! [colloquial]to be serious, I don't think it's feasiblepasando a un tema más serioto give serious thought/consideration to somethinghablando en serio, no creo que eso sea posibleto be seriouspensar/considerar algo seriamente
aboutsomething/ -ingI'm serious about thisshe's not serious about our relationshiplo digo en serioare you serious about wanting to change your job?no se toma lo nuestro en serio1.2 (thoughtful) she suddenly put on a serious face¿en serio quieres cambiar de trabajo?don't look so seriousde repente se puso seria or puso cara seriano te pongas tan serioExample sentences1.3 (committed) (before noun)
(student/worker)I haven't much time for serious studydedicadono tengo tiempo para estudiar en serioExample sentences1.4 (not lightweight) (before noun)
- 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.
- 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)a serious mistakethe water shortage is getting seriousun grave or serio errorthings are getting seriousla escasez de agua se está convirtiendo en un problema serio2.2 (of importance, major) See examples: it doesn't need serious alterationslas cosas se están poniendo seriasI have serious doubts about himno necesita grandes arreglosthe only serious opposition to the proposaltengo mis serias dudas acerca de élnow they've gone we can get down to some serious drinkingla única oposición a la propuesta digna de ser tenida en cuentawe're talking serious money here [colloquial]ahora que se han ido podemos empezar a tomar or beber en seriono estamos hablando de dos centavosExample 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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