Translation of serious in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈsɪriəs; ˈsɪəriəs/


  • 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 about sth/-ing I'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 serio 1.3 (committed) (before n) [student/worker] dedicado I haven't much time for serious study no tengo tiempo para estudiar en serio 1.4 (not lightweight) (before n) [newspaper/play/music] serio
  • 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 centavos

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