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falso

false

adjective

falso, -a
adjective
1. false, untrue (afirmación, información, rumor)
  • dar falso, -a testimonio -> to give false evidence
  • jurar en falso, -a -> to commit perjury
  • falsa alarma -> false alarm
  • falso, -a amigo (linguistics) -> false friend
  • falsa modestia -> false modesty
  • falso, -a techo -> false ceiling
2. forged (dinero, firma, cuadro) ; fake (joyas)
  • un diamante falso, -a -> an imitation diamond
3. deceitful (hipócrita)

falso [fahl'-so, sah]
adjective
1. False (moneda), false, untrue (testimonio), uncertain, not real.
2. False, false-hearted, hypocritical, deceitful, treacherous, perfidious, traitorous (amigo).
3. False, counterfeit, supposititious, supposed.
4. Feint; mock.
  • Piedras falsas -> mock jewellery
5. Vicious (caballos, mulas).
6. Producing no fruit (flores).
7. Defective, false.
  • De falso -> falsely deceitfully
  • En falso -> without due security
  • No levantarás falso testimonio -> thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor
  • Cerrar en falso la puerta -> to miss shutting the door, or to leave the door purposely unlocked
  • Dar u -> paso en falso, to step on something that is not there

falso
adjetivo
1 [+acusación, creencia, rumor] false
lo que dices es falso what you're saying is false o untrue; se inscribió con un nombre falso she registered under a false name; ha sido una falsa alarma it was a false alarm
peca de falsa modestia
falso testimonio perjury; false testimony
2 [+firma, pasaporte, joya] false; fake; [+techo] false; [+cuadro] fake; [+moneda] counterfeit
3 (insincero) [+persona] false; insincere; [+sonrisa] false
4 [+caballo] vicious
5
en falso: coger a algn en falso to catch sb in a lie; dar un paso en falso to trip; to take a false step; jurar en falso to commit perjury
(Centroamérica) (México) false evidence

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