Translation of serio in English:

serio

(-ria)

adj

  • 1 (poco sonriente) serious con pinta de intelectual, seriecito y callado with an intellectual, rather serious o/or solemn and quiet air qué cara más seria ¿qué te ha pasado? what a long face, what's the matter? [familiar/colloquial] al oír la noticia se puso muy serio his expression became very serious o/or grave when he heard the news qué serio estás hoy ¿estás preocupado? you're looking very serious today, are you worried about something? como no obedezcas voy a tener que ponerme serio contigo if you don't do as I say I'm going to get annoyed with you
  • 2 (sensato, responsable) un empleado serio y trabajador a responsible o/or reliable, hardworking employee no es serio que nos digan una cosa y luego hagan otra it's no way to treat people ( o/or to conduct business etc) saying one thing and then doing another no confío en él, es muy poco serio I don't trust him, he is very unreliable son todos profesionales muy serios they are all dedicated professionals
  • 3 3.1 (no frívolo, importante) serious ha hecho cine serio y también comedias tontas y frívolas he's made serious movies as well as silly, lighthearted comedies es un serio aspirante al título he's a serious contender for the title 3.2en serio [hablar] seriously, in earnest bueno, vamos a ponernos a trabajar en serio right (then), let's get down to some serious work ¿lo dices en serio? are you (being) serious? o seriously? o do you really mean it? se toma muy en serio su carrera she takes her career very seriously esto va en serio, está muriéndose this is serious, he's dying y esto va en serio and I really mean it o/or and I'm serious about this no se toma nada en serio he doesn't take anything seriously mira que te lo digo en serio I mean it, you know

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