Quick answer
"Playing" is a form of "play", an intransitive verb which is often translated as "jugar". "Lie" is a noun which is often translated as "la mentira". Learn more about the difference between "lie" and "playing" 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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play(
pley
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to amuse oneself)
a. jugar
It's raining and Mom won't let me go outside to play.Está lloviendo y Mamá no me deja salir a la calle a jugar.
2. (to perform music)
a. tocar
The band was still playing when we left.La banda seguía tocando cuando nos fuimos.
3. (sports)
a. jugar
They won't be able to play tonight because of the rain.No podrán jugar esta noche por la lluvia.
4. (to sound)
a. sonar
Soft music was playing in the background.De fondo sonaba una música suave.
5. (to plot)
a. jugar
What are you playing at?¿Pero tú a qué juegas?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (games)
a. jugar a
Do you want to play Parcheesi with us?¿Quieres jugar al parchís con nosotros?
b. jugar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Playing chess requires great powers of concentration.Jugar ajedrez requiere una gran capacidad de concentración.
7. (sports)
a. jugar a
My children play basketball at school.Mis hijos juegan al baloncesto en el colegio.
b. jugar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I loved playing tennis when I was young.Me encantaba jugar tenis de joven.
8. (to compete)
a. jugar contra
This is the first time they have played a professional team in a professional league.Es la primera vez que juegan contra un equipo profesional en una liga profesional.
9. (to perform on a musical instrument)
a. tocar
Can you play the piano?¿Sabes tocar el piano?
b. interpretar
The orchestra played Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D minor.La orquesta interpretó la novena sinfonía de Beethoven en re menor.
10. (to perform a part or a role)
a. interpretar
He plays Hamlet in the new production of the play.Interpreta a Hamlet en la nueva producción de la obra.
b. desempeñar
The king played an important role in the Spanish transition to democracy.El rey desempeñó un papel importante en la transición española hacia la democracia.
11. (to joke)
a. gastar
For some reason, he enjoys playing practical jokes on people.Por alguna razón le gusta gastar bromas pesadas a la gente.
12. (to direct)
a. dirigir
He played the flashlight over the cover of the book.Dirigió la luz de la linterna hacia la cubierta del libro.
13. (to listen to)
a. poner
My neighbor plays the same song over and over again.Mi vecina pone la misma canción una y otra vez.
14. (to pretend to be)
a. hacerse
Don't play the victim with me.No te hagas la víctima conmigo.
15. (to perform at a venue)
a. actuar en
The Rolling Stones played Glastonbury for the first time in 2013.Los Rolling Stones actuaron en Glastonbury por primera vez en 2013.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
16. (recreation)
a. el juego
(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).
Lion cubs learn to fight through play.Los cachorros de león aprenden a pelear mediante el juego.
17. (sports)
a. el juego
(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).
Play resumed after a short rain break.El juego comenzó de nuevo después de ser interrumpido por lluvia.
b. la jugada
(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).
Thanks to an inspired play from my teammate, we won the match.Gracias a una jugada inspirada de mi compañero de equipo, ganamos el partido.
18. (theater)
a. la obra
(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).
The play lasts 90 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission.La obra dura 90 minutos con un entreacto de 15 minutos.
b. la obra de teatro
(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).
The acclaimed actor has starred in many plays on Broadway.El actor aclamado ha protagonizado muchas obras de teatro en Broadway.
19. (activity between different elements)
a. el juego
(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).
We watched the play of light and shadow on the water's surface.Observamos el juego de luces y sombras en la superficie del agua.
b. la interacción
(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).
It is the play among different economic actors that determines market prices.Es la interacción entre distintos actores económicos lo que determina los precios del mercado.
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