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feminine noun
1. lie
  • es mentira -> it's not true, it's a lie
  • aunque parezca mentira -> strange as it may seem
  • parece mentira que lo hayamos conseguido -> I can hardly believe we've done it
  • parece mentira que te creas una cosa así -> how can you possibly believe a thing like that?
  • ¡parece mentira, las cinco y todavía no ha llegado! -> can you believe it, it's five o'clock and she's still hasn't arrived!
  • de mentira -> pretend, false
  • dinero de mentira -> pretend money
  • una mentira como una casa -> a whopping great lie
  • mentira piadosa -> white lie

mentira [men-tee’-rah]
1. Lie, falsehood, mendacity. (f)
2. Error, mistake in writing. (f)
3. White mark (señal). (f)
4. to crack one's knuckles. (Andes) (f)
5. Pretend, sham (artificial). (Ante Meridian & Latin American) (m)
  • Una mentira como una casa -> a whopping great lie
  • Aunque parezca mentira -> however incredible it seems

1 (embuste) lie
¡mentira! it's a lie!; no digas mentiras don't tell lies; sus mentiras le causaron problemas his lying got him into trouble; coger a algn en una mentira to catch sb in a lie
de mentira
una pistola de mentira a toy pistol
parecer mentira
aunque parezca mentira however incredible it seems; strange though it may seem; ¡parece mentira! it's unbelievable!; I can't o don't believe it!; parece mentira que no te acuerdes I can't believe that you don't remember
parece mentira que aún no te haya pagado
una mentira como una casa o como una catedral o un templo a whopping great lie (familiar)
la mentira tiene las patas cortas
no hay mentira que no salga
truth will out
mentira caritativa mentira oficiosa (S. Cone)mentira piadosa mentira reverenda (S. Cone) white lie
2 (en uñas) white mark on fingernail; (on fingernail)
3 (errata) erratum

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