- 1 (poco sonriente) serious con pinta de intelectual, seriecito y callado with an intellectual, rather serious o solemn and quiet air qué cara más seria ¿qué te ha pasado? what a long face, what's the matter? [colloquial/familiar] al oír la noticia se puso muy serio his expression became very serious o 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 reliable, hardworking employee no es serio que nos digan una cosa y luego hagan otra it's no way to treat people ( o 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 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
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.