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"Lie" is a noun which is often translated as "la mentira", and "no" is an interjection which is often translated as "no". Learn more about the difference between "lie" and "no" below.
lie(
lay
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (untruth)
a. la mentira
(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 told me a lie so that I wouldn't punish her.Me dijo una mentira para que no la castigara.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to say something untrue)
a. mentir
They lied about the election results. Mintieron acerca de los resultados de las elecciónes.
3. (to lie down)
a. acostarse
Come and lie here next to me.Ven y acuéstate aquí al lado mío.
b. echarse
Sam lay on the bed because he was exhausted.Sam se echó en la cama porque estaba agotado.
c. tenderse
Could you please not lie on the sofa?¿Puede no tenderse en el sofá, por favor?
d. tumbarse
Don't lie on the damp grass.No te tumbes en la hierba húmeda.
4. (to be lying down)
a. estar acostado
The children are lying in our bed.Los niños están acostados en nuestra cama.
b. estar echado
My uncle was lying on a mat in the shade of an orange tree.Mi tío estaba echado sobre una alfombrilla a la sombra de un naranjo.
c. estar tendido
He was very pale, lying there on the stretcher.Estaba muy pálido, allí tendido en la camilla.
d. estar tumbado
My dream is to lie in a hammock on the beach.Sueño con estar en la playa tumbado en una hamaca.
5. (to be buried)
a. estar enterrado
My grandfather lies in a cemetery in San Diego.Mi abuelo está enterrado en un cementerio de San Diego.
b. yacer
Benito Juarez lies in the San Fernando Pantheon.Benito Juárez yace en el Panteón de San Fernando.
6. (to be found)
a. estar
Therein lies the problem.Allí está el problema.
b. radicar
The problem lies in the fact that we don't have enough trained language teachers.El problema radica en el hecho de que no tenemos suficientes profesores de idiomas titulados.
c. estribar
The secret to our success lies in our willingness to listen and learn.El secreto de nuestro éxito estriba en nuestra disposición para escuchar y aprender.
d. consistir
The answer lies in educating young people better.La solución consiste en educar mejor a los jóvenes.
7. (to remain)
a. estar
A book lay open on the bedside table.Un libro estaba abierto en la mesilla de noche.
b. quedar
The looms at the mill had lain idle since the strike.Los telares de la fábrica habían quedado parados desde la huelga.
c. cuajar
To the children's disappointment, the snow didn't lie.Para la decepción de los niños, la nieve no llegó a cuajar.
8. (geography)
a. estar situado
The town lies five miles south of here.El pueblo está situado a cinco millas al sur de aquí.
b. estar ubicado
The village of Waterside lies just outside Kirkintilloch.La aldea de Waterside está ubicada a poca distancia de Kirkintilloch.
c. extenderse
Before us lay the desert.Ante nosotros se extendía el desierto.
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no(
no
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (negation)
a. no
Would you like some more soup? - No, I'm full.¿Quieres más sopa? - No, ya estoy satisfecho.
2. (in comparisons)
a. no
His new apartment is no larger than the last one.Su nuevo apartamento no es más grande que el último.
I have been dieting for a month, but I am no thinner than I was.Llevo un mes de dieta, pero no he enflaquecido nada.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
3. (negation)
a. no
Kids, it's time to pick up your toys. - No!Niños, ya es hora de recoger sus juguetes. - ¡No!
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (not any)
a. no (used as an adverb in Spanish)
There's no milk left.No queda leche.
b. sin (used as a preposition in Spanish)
She did it all on her own, with no help at all.Lo hizo todo sola, sin ayuda de nadie.
c. ningún
There's no reason to be afraid.No hay ninguna razón por la que tener miedo.
5. (prohibition)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
It says "no parking." You can't leave your car here.Dice "prohibido el estacionamiento"; no puedes dejar aquí el coche.
There's a sign on my son's door that says "no girls allowed."Hay un anuncio en la puerta de mi hijo que dice "no se admiten chicas".
6. (no way of)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
If my parents see the house like this, there's no telling what they'll do.Si mis padres ven la casa en tal estado, quién sabe lo que harán.
There's no avoiding the issue any more.Ya no se puede eludir el asunto.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
7. (negative answer)
a. el no
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
When I was a child, "no" was my favorite word.De niña, "no" era mi palabra favorita.
b. el voto en contra
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(politics)
The bill received 64 noes, and did not pass.La propuesta de ley recibió 64 votos en contra y fue rechazada.
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