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to lie

"mentir" can be a verb. You can see the conjugations below.

intransitive verb
1. to lie
  • no me mientas -> don't lie to me
  • miente más que habla -> he's a born liar
  • esas estadísticas mienten, porque no tienen en cuenta… -> those statistics give a false picture o are misleading, because they don't take into account…
  • llovía, miento, granizaba cuando nos preparábamos para salir -> it was raining, I tell a lie, it was hailing as we were getting ready to leave

mentir [men-teer’]
article & verb transitive
1. To lie, to utter falsehoods.
2. To disappoint, to frustrate, to deceive (engañar), to feign.
3. To gainsay, to retract; to equivocate, to falsify.

to lie
nos mintió he lied to us; miente quien diga que hubo un acuerdo whoever says there was an agreement is lying; mentir no está bien it's wrong to tell lies; no he mentido en mi vida I've never told a lie in all my life; ¡miento! sorry!; I'm wrong!; my mistake!; ¡esta carta no me dejará mentir! this letter will bear me out o confirm what I say

Verb Conjugations for "mentir" (go to to lie)


yo miento mentí mentía mentiría mentiré
mientes mentiste mentías mentirías mentirás
él/ella/Ud. miente mintió mentía mentiría mentirá
nosotros mentimos mentimos mentíamos mentiríamos mentiremos
vosotros mentís mentisteis mentíais mentiríais mentiréis
ellos/ellas/Uds. mienten mintieron mentían mentirían mentirán
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