Quick answer
"Lie" is a noun which is often translated as "la mentira", and "stand" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "estar de pie". Learn more about the difference between "lie" and "stand" below.
lie(
lay
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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. (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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stand
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to be upright)
a. estar de pie
My job requires me to stand all the time.Mi trabajo requiere que esté de pie todo el tiempo.
b. estar parado
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
We were standing for three hours.Estuvimos parados durante tres horas.
2. (to get up)
a. levantarse
You must stand when the principal enters the classroom.Deben levantarse cuando el director entra en el aula.
b. ponerse de pie
They all stood at the end of the presentation.Todos se pusieron de pie al final de la presentación.
c. pararse
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The people stood when the president came in.La gente se paró cuando el presidente entró.
3. (to stay)
a. quedarse
I can’t stand here chatting all day.No me puedo quedar charlando el día entero.
4. (to position oneself)
a. ponerse
You stand here and hold the bucket.Tú ponte aquí y agarra el balde.
5. (to measure)
a. medir
He stands 6 feet 3 inches.Mide 1.9 metros.
6. (to remain valid)
a. seguir en pie
Her record for the 400 m still stands.Su récord para los 400 m sigue en pie.
b. seguir vigente
Clause 26 of the contract still stands.La cláusula 26 del contrato sigue vigente.
7. (to be situated)
a. haber
A church has stood on this site for over a thousand years.Ha habido una iglesia en este lugar desde hace más de mil años.
b. estar
The relatives were standing by the graveside.Los parientes estaban alrededor de la tumba.
8. (to have a position)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I just want to know where I stand.Solo quiero saber a qué atenerme.
Where do you stand on gun control?¿Cuál es tu posición en cuanto al control de armas?
9. (to survive)
a. quedar en pie
There was only one building left standing after the hurricane.Tras el huracán quedaba solo un edificio en pie.
10. (to be supported by)
a. descansar
Each column stands on a stone base.Cada columna descansa sobre una base de piedra.
11. (to remain untouched)
a. reposar
Let the batter stand for a couple of hours.Deje reposar la masa durante un par de horas.
12. (to be)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
As it stands, the definition is not very clear.Tal como está, la definición no está muy clara.
The death toll currently stands at 135.El número de muertos asciende a 135.
13. (as a candidate) (United Kingdom)
a. presentarse
I decided to stand for chairman.Decidí presentarme como candidato a la presidencia.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
14. (to tolerate)
a. aguantar
I can't stand this rain any longer.Ya no aguanto esta lluvia.
b. soportar
He can't stand being criticized.No soporta que lo critiquen.
15. (to withstand)
a. resistir
I don’t think the bridge will stand another flood.No creo que el puente resista otra inundación.
16. (to place)
a. poner
I stood my suitcase in the corner.Puse mi maleta en el rincón.
b. colocar
Stand it in the center of the mantelpiece.Colócalo en el centro de la repisa de la chimenea.
17. (to pay for)
a. invitar a
They stood us a drink at the bar.Nos invitaron a una bebida en el bar.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
18. (position)
a. la posición
(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).
He took his stand at the entrance.Tomó su posición en la entrada.
19. (view)
a. la postura
(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).
What is your stand on the elections?¿Cuál es tu postura acerca de las elecciones?
20. (base)
a. el soporte
(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).
I put the iron back on its stand.Volví a poner la plancha sobre el soporte.
b. el pie
(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).
(of a lamp)
The stand and the lampshade are sold separately.El pie y la pantalla se venden por separado.
c. el perchero
(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).
(for hats and coats)
I hung my coat on the stand in the hall.Colgué mi abrigo en el perchero de la entrada.
d. el atril
(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).
(music)
I need a stand to hold the music.Necesito un atril para sostener la partitura.
21. (stall)
a. la caseta
(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've rented a stand at the crafts fair.Me alquilé una caseta en la feria de artesanías.
b. el puesto
(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).
They've put a taco stand in the market.Han colocado un puesto de tacos en el mercado.
22. (legal)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el estrado
(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).
The witness was called to the stand.Llamaron al testigo al estrado.
23. (resistance)
a. la postura
(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).
We have to take a stand against these job losses.Tenemos que tomar una postura y decir que no vamos a aceptar la pérdida de estos puestos de trabajo.
24. (for taxis)
a. la parada
(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).
There was a line of taxis waiting at the stand.Había una fila de taxis esperando en la parada.
25. (group)
a. el grupo
(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).
See that stand of beech trees on the hill opposite?¿Ves ese grupo de hayas sobre la colina de enfrente?
stands
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
26. (sport)
a. las gradas
(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).
All the moms were cheering from the stands.Todas las mamás estaban animando desde las gradas.
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