serious

serious
adjective
1. (sincere) 
a. serio 
She is a very serious and disciplined person.Ella es una persona muy seria y disciplinada.
2. (severe) 
a. grave 
It was a bad crash, but his condition is not serious.Fue un choque espeluznante, pero su estado no es grave.
3. (solemn) 
a. serio 
He answered me with a serious voice.Me contestó con voz seria.
4. (important) 
It was a serious event for the family.Se trataba de un acontecimiento importante para la familia.
5. (awesome) 
This is some serious guacamole.Este guacamole está buenísimo.
b. genial 
Those are some serious kicks. Where'd you get them?Esos tenis son geniales. ¿Dónde los conseguiste?
c. tremendo 
Dang, that guy has some serious sideburns.Guau, ese tipo tiene unas patillas tremendas.
serious
adjective
1. (person) 
a. serio(a) 
to be serious about doing somethingestar decidido(a) a hacer algo
are you serious?¿lo dices en serio?
it wasn't a serious suggestionno lo decía en serio
2. (grave; situation, problem, injury) 
a. serio(a), grave 
3. (colloquial) 
a. no direct translation (for emphasis) 
serious moneycantidad de dinero
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's be serious señores, un poco de formalidad
to be serious about sth/sb
she's 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?
they are serious about finding a solution to the problem
he is serious about his threat sus amenazas van en serio; he's serious about leaving home está decidido a irse de casa; is she serious about him? ¿va ella en serio con él?
they haven't made a serious attempt to solve the problem no han intentado realmente resolver el problema
the serious business of running the country la importante tarea de gobernar el país
eating shellfish is a serious business in France comer marisco no es algo que se tome a la ligera en Francia
to give serious consideration to sth considerar algo seriamente
to [get] serious about sb to get serious about sth it's about time we got serious about our responsibilities
to take a serious interest in sth interesarse seriamente por algo
don't look so serious! ¡no te pongas tan serio!
it's a serious [matter] marriage is a serious matter I regard this as a serious matter
on a more serious note pasando a un tema más serio
all serious offers considered cualquier oferta (que sea) seria se tendrá en cuenta
to give serious thought to sth considerar algo seriamente
I think this is a serious [point] surely that's not a serious [suggestion] you're making? he said in a serious [voice] Few Palestinians feel confident that Israel is serious about peace are the rebels serious about peace? they are serious about obtaining a ceasefire she really is serious about going to live in Tibet She is serious about her job as an English teacher the government is serious about its reform programme I had always enjoyed looking at paintings, but it was at university that I first took a serious [interest] in art if his [offer] is really a serious one then I'm certainly interested
2 (grave) [+problem, consequences, situation] grave; serio; [+danger, illness, injury, mistake] grave
the patient's condition is serious el paciente está grave
to have serious doubts about sth tener serias dudas sobre algo
to get serious [+shortage, epidemic, drought] convertirse en un serio or grave problema
things are getting serious la situación se está poniendo seria
you're making a serious [mistake] the disease does not pose a serious [threat]
she is in serious trouble está en serios apuros
a serious danger/illness the economy is in serious trouble such a slip could have serious [consequences] The crisis in Yugoslavia raises serious [doubts] about the European Community's ability to act collectively I have serious doubts about his ability to handle the situation Orthodox neurologists have expressed serious [doubts] about the scientific rationale of this theory
3
she's earning serious money no está ganando ninguna tontería (informal)
Phrases with "serious"
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are you serious
en serio
I am serious
lo digo en serio, soy serio
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