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serious / serio
serious   [ˈsɪərɪəs]   -adjective
1. (=in earnest, not frivolous)   [person]   serio,   formal   [expression, discussion, newspaper, music]   serio
·a rather serious girl
·una chica bastante seria or formal
·are you serious?
·¿lo dices en serio?
·you can't be serious!
·no lo dices en serio, ¿verdad?
·gentlemen, let'noun be serious
·señores, un poco de formalidad
a. to be serious [about] something/somebody
·she'noun serious about her studies
·se toma sus estudios en serio
·are you serious about giving up the job?
·¿hablas en serio de dejar el trabajo?
·he is serious about his threat
·sus amenazas van en serio
·he'noun serious about leaving home
·está decidido a irse de casa
·is she serious about him?
·¿va ella en serio con él?
b. they haven't made a serious [attempt] to solve the problem =   no han intentado realmente resolver el problema
c. the serious [business] of running the country =   la importante tarea de gobernar el paínoun
·eating shellfish is a serious business in France
·comer marisco no es algo que se tome a la ligera en Francia
d. to give serious [consideration] to something =   considerar algo seriamente
e. to take a serious [interest] in something =   interesarse seriamente por algo
f. don't [look] so serious! =   ¡no te pongas tan serio!
g. on a more serious [note] =   pasando a un tema masculineánoun serio
h. all serious [offers] considered =   cualquier oferta (que sea) seria se tendrá en cuenta
i. to give serious [thought] to something =   considerar algo seriamente
2. (=grave)   [problem, consequences, situation]   grave,   serio   [danger, illness, injury, mistake]   grave
a. the patient'noun [condition] is serious =   el paciente está grave
b. to have serious [doubts] about something =   tener serias dudas sobre algo
c. to [get] serious
[shortage, epidemic, drought]   convertirse en un serio or grave problema
·things are getting serious
·la situaciónoun se está poniendo seria
d. she is in serious [trouble] =   está en serios apuros
3. *
a. she'noun earning serious [money] =   no está ganando ninguna tontería *
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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