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"Grave" is a noun which is often translated as "la tumba", and "serious" is an adjective which is often translated as "serio". Learn more about the difference between "grave" and "serious" below.
grave(
greyv
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grav
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (tomb)
a. la tumba
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
When you die, I will dance over your grave.Cuando mueras, bailaré sobre tu tumba.
b. la sepultura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I put some flowers on my grandmother's grave.Puse flores en la sepultura de mi abuela.
2. (death)
a. la tumba
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She took the secret of her real identity to the grave.Se llevó a la tumba el secreto de su identidad verdadera.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (severe)
a. grave
It was a grave situation that both sides were faced with.Era una situación grave que enfrentaba a ambas partes.
b. serio
Turtles are in grave danger of extinction.Las tortugas corren un serio peligro de extinción.
4. (solemn)
a. grave
His look was grave and preoccupied.Tenía una mirada grave y preocupada.
b. serio
A picture of a grave and taciturn man hung on the wall.De la pared colgaba el cuadro de un hombre serio y taciturno.
5. (grammar)
a. grave
The grave accent points to the left and upward.El acento grave se eleva hacia la izquierda.
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serious(
si
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ri
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uhs
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
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)
a. importante
It was a serious event for the family.Se trataba de un acontecimiento importante para la familia.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(awesome)
a. buenísimo
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
This is some serious guacamole.Este guacamole está buenísimo.
b. genial
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Those are some serious kicks. Where'd you get them?Esos tenis son geniales. ¿Dónde los conseguiste?
c. tremendo
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Dang, that guy has some serious sideburns.Guau, ese tipo tiene unas patillas tremendas.
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