serio


serio
adj.
1 serious, grave, humorless, unsmiling.
2 serious, intense, grave, heavy.
3 serious, responsible, reliable, businesslike.
pres.indicat.
1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: seriar.
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serio
adjetivo
1 (importante) serious, grave
2 (severo) serious
3 (formal) reliable, responsible, dependable
4 (color) sober; (traje etc) formal
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FRASEOLOGÍA
en serio seriously
lo digo en serio I'm quite serious, I mean it
¿en serio? are you serious?, do you really mean that?, really?
ir en serio to be true, be serious
cuando nos lo dijo iba en serio when he told us about it he was quite serious
tomar en serio to take seriously
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(f. - seria)
adj.
1) serious, earnest
2) important
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ADJ
1) [expresión, tono] serious

¿por qué estás hoy tan serio? — why are you (looking) so serious today?

su padre es muy serio — his father's a very serious person

se quedó mirándome muy serio — he looked at me very seriously, he stared gravely at me

pareces muy serio — you're looking very serious

ponerse serio: se puso seria al ver la foto — she went o became serious when she saw the photo

me voy a poner seria contigo si no estudias — I'm going to get cross with you if you don't do some studying

2)

en serio — seriously

tomar un asunto en serio — to take a matter seriously

no hablaba en serio — I wasn't serious

¿lo dices en serio? — are you serious?, do you really mean it?

3) [problema, enfermedad, pérdida] serious

esto se pone serio — this is getting serious

4) (=fiable) [persona] reliable; [trato] straight, honest

es una persona poco seria — he's not very reliable

una empresa seria — a reliable firm

no es serio que ahora decidan echarse atrás — it's not very responsible of them to back out now

5) (=severo)

el negro es un color demasiado serio para una niña — black is too serious o severe a colour for a young girl

lleva un traje muy serio — he's wearing a very formal suit

6) [estudio, libro] serious
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-ria adjetivo
1) (poco sonriente) serious

qué cara más seria ¿qué te ha pasado? — what a long face, what's the matter? (colloq)

se puso muy serio — his expression became very serious o grave

voy a tener que ponerme serio con este niño — I'm going to have to start getting strict with this child

2) <empleado> responsible, reliable; <empresa> reputable

no confío en él, es muy poco serio — I don't trust him, he's very unreliable

3)
a) <cine/tema> serious
b) (grave) <enfermedad/problema> serious

tengo mis serias dudas acerca de él — I have serious doubts about him

c)

en serio — <hablar> seriously, in earnest

¿lo dices en serio? — are you (being) serious?, do you really mean it?

tomarse algo en serio — to take something seriously

esto es serio, está muriéndose — this is serious, he's dying

y esto va en serio — and I really mean it

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= authoritative, conscientious, gross [grosser -comp., grossest -sup.], serious, thoughtful, earnest, grave [graver -comp., gravest -sup.], business-like, solemn, dire, staid, serious minded, straight-faced.
Ex. Some authoritative texts on the subject are listed at the end of this chapter.
Ex. Then the conscientious manager can help solve his problems without engaging in original laborious research or the risky practice of trial and error.
Ex. She notes some gross inadequacies of these schemes in classifying African subjects, especially in the social sciences and humanities.
Ex. DC is certainly not regarded as the perfect classification scheme even in sectors where there is no serious alternative.
Ex. Production quotas, I believe, are antithetical to careful, thoughtful cataloging.
Ex. She spied Asadorian in earnest converse with McSpadden.
Ex. I believe that literature is certainly in one sense 'play' -- grave and absorbed play.
Ex. It was generally felt that US libraries are organised on more business-like lines than those in the Netherlands.
Ex. The infants sat solemn as the Supreme Court pronounced judgment = Los niños se sentaron solemnes mientras que el Tribunal Supremo dictaba sentencia.
Ex. Throughout the process of development, debate and enactment of the Digital Millennium Act in the USA, many dire forebodings were envisaged for the library profession.
Ex. As many of the responding librarians pointed out, 'staid, adult-looking pages are not attractive to a teenage audience' = Como muchos de los bibliotecarios encuestados indicaron las "páginas con aspecto serio como si estuviesen dirigidas a adultos no resultan atractivas a un público joven".
Ex. From his description one gets the impression that the inhabitants of Utopia are serious minded and that they read for instruction or for improving their own mind.
Ex. Satire and comedy can be better vehicles for social commentary than straight-faced, serious drama.
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* en serio = wholeheartedly [whole-heartedly], for real.
* en un serio aprieto = in dire straits.
* en un serio apuro = in dire straits.
* humor serio = deadpan humour.
* mejor sería que + Subjuntivo = might + as well + Verbo.
* poco serio = flippant.
* ponerse a hacer Algo en serio = buckle down to.
* ponerse a trabajar en serio = get on with + Posesivo + work, buckle down to, pull up + Posesivo + socks, pull + (a/Posesivo) finger out.
* sería mejor que + Imperfecto de Subjuntivo = had better + Infinitivo.
* serio en apariencia = deadpan.
* serios, los = serious, the.
* tomarse Algo en serio = take to + heart.
* tomarse en serio = take + seriously, get + serious.
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-ria adjetivo
1) (poco sonriente) serious

qué cara más seria ¿qué te ha pasado? — what a long face, what's the matter? (colloq)

se puso muy serio — his expression became very serious o grave

voy a tener que ponerme serio con este niño — I'm going to have to start getting strict with this child

2) <empleado> responsible, reliable; <empresa> reputable

no confío en él, es muy poco serio — I don't trust him, he's very unreliable

3)
a) <cine/tema> serious
b) (grave) <enfermedad/problema> serious

tengo mis serias dudas acerca de él — I have serious doubts about him

c)

en serio — <hablar> seriously, in earnest

¿lo dices en serio? — are you (being) serious?, do you really mean it?

tomarse algo en serio — to take something seriously

esto es serio, está muriéndose — this is serious, he's dying

y esto va en serio — and I really mean it

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= authoritative, conscientious, gross [grosser -comp., grossest -sup.], serious, thoughtful, earnest, grave [graver -comp., gravest -sup.], business-like, solemn, dire, staid, serious minded, straight-faced.

Ex: Some authoritative texts on the subject are listed at the end of this chapter.

Ex: Then the conscientious manager can help solve his problems without engaging in original laborious research or the risky practice of trial and error.
Ex: She notes some gross inadequacies of these schemes in classifying African subjects, especially in the social sciences and humanities.
Ex: DC is certainly not regarded as the perfect classification scheme even in sectors where there is no serious alternative.
Ex: Production quotas, I believe, are antithetical to careful, thoughtful cataloging.
Ex: She spied Asadorian in earnest converse with McSpadden.
Ex: I believe that literature is certainly in one sense 'play' -- grave and absorbed play.
Ex: It was generally felt that US libraries are organised on more business-like lines than those in the Netherlands.
Ex: The infants sat solemn as the Supreme Court pronounced judgment = Los niños se sentaron solemnes mientras que el Tribunal Supremo dictaba sentencia.
Ex: Throughout the process of development, debate and enactment of the Digital Millennium Act in the USA, many dire forebodings were envisaged for the library profession.
Ex: As many of the responding librarians pointed out, 'staid, adult-looking pages are not attractive to a teenage audience' = Como muchos de los bibliotecarios encuestados indicaron las "páginas con aspecto serio como si estuviesen dirigidas a adultos no resultan atractivas a un público joven".
Ex: From his description one gets the impression that the inhabitants of Utopia are serious minded and that they read for instruction or for improving their own mind.
Ex: Satire and comedy can be better vehicles for social commentary than straight-faced, serious drama.
* en serio = wholeheartedly [whole-heartedly], for real.
* en un serio aprieto = in dire straits.
* en un serio apuro = in dire straits.
* humor serio = deadpan humour.
* mejor sería que + Subjuntivo = might + as well + Verbo.
* poco serio = flippant.
* ponerse a hacer Algo en serio = buckle down to.
* ponerse a trabajar en serio = get on with + Posesivo + work, buckle down to, pull up + Posesivo + socks, pull + (a/Posesivo) finger out.
* sería mejor que + Imperfecto de Subjuntivo = had better + Infinitivo.
* serio en apariencia = deadpan.
* serios, los = serious, the.
* tomarse Algo en serio = take to + heart.
* tomarse en serio = take + seriously, get + serious.

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serio -ria
adjective
A (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? (colloq)
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
B
(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
C
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
2
en 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
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Del verbo seriar: (conjugate seriar)

serio es:

1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

serió es:

3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) pretérito indicativo

serio
-ria adjetivo

1 (poco sonriente) serious
2empleadoresponsible, reliable;
empresareputable
3
a)cine/temaserious

b) (grave) ‹enfermedad/problemaserious;

tengo serias dudas acerca de él I have serious doubts about him

c)

en seriohablarseriously, in earnest;

¿lo dices en serio? are you (being) serious?, do you really mean it?;
tomarse algo en serio to take sth seriously
serio,-a adjetivo
1 (taciturno, de consideración, grave) serious
2 (comprometido, de confianza) reliable
♦ Locuciones: en serio, seriously: hablaba en serio, she was serious
ponte a trabajar en serio, you must start to work hard
'serio' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
callada
- callado
- coña
- en
- formal
- gorda
- gordo
- jugar
- ligera
- ligero
- risa
- seria
- tiesa
- tieso
- tomarse
- verdad
- asustar
- decir
- enfado
- enojo
English:
apart
- assert
- businesslike
- deep
- dignified
- earnest
- face value
- flippant
- half-serious
- intense
- joke
- kid
- knuckle down
- laugh off
- major
- mean
- quality newspaper
- reputable
- responsible
- serious
- seriously
- settle down
- severe
- sober
- sober-minded
- staid
- steady
- straight
- weighty
- business
- dire
- genuine
- honestly
- knuckle
- nasty
- pride
- seriousness
- solemn
- surely
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serio, -a
adj
1. [grave] serious;
es una persona muy seria he's a very serious person;
estar serio to look serious;
me lanzó una mirada seria she gave me a serious look;
me tuve que poner muy seria con mis alumnos I had to get very serious with my pupils
2. [importante] serious;
es una enfermedad muy seria it's a very serious illness;
me dio un susto muy serio I got a very nasty shock;
una seria amenaza para la paz mundial a serious threat to world peace
3. [responsable] responsible;
[cumplidor, formal] reliable;
son muy serios, cumplirán los plazos they're very reliable, they'll meet the deadlines;
no son gente seria they're very unreliable;
¡esto no es serio! this is ridiculous!;
lo que no es serio es que ahora digan que necesitan dos meses más what's really unacceptable is that now they're saying they need another two months
4. [sobrio] sober;
un traje serio a formal suit;
sólo ve programas serios she only watches serious programmes
en serio loc adv
seriously;
lo digo en serio I'm serious;
en serio, me ha tocado la lotería seriously, I've won the lottery;
¿vas en serio? are you (being) serious?;
tomarse algo/a alguien en serio to take sth/sb seriously;
ponte a estudiar en serio get down to some serious study
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serio
adj
1 serious;
ésto va en serio this is serious;
tomarse algo en serio take sth seriously
2 (responsable) reliable
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serio, -ria adj
1) : serious, earnest
2) : reliable, responsible
3) : important
4)
en serio : seriously, in earnest
seriamente adv
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serio adj
1. (en general) serious
estás muy serio you're very serious
no era nada serio it wasn't anything serious
2. (responsable) reliable
es un chico muy serio he's very reliable
decir algo en serio to be serious
en serio seriously
tomar algo en serio to take something seriously

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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