el embustero
-the liar
See the entry for embustero.


An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (dishonest)
a. lying
Seguro que este policía embustero va a acabar mal.I bet that lying policeman will come to a bad end.
b. deceitful
No puedo confiar en una persona tan embustera como tú.I can't trust someone as deceitful as you.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
El abogado describió a Pilar como una mujer muy embustera.The lawyer described Pilar as a woman who tells a great many lies.
Lamentablemente, es un niño embustero.Unfortunately, he's a kid who tells lies.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
2. (person who lies)
a. liar
Pedro es un ladrón y un embustero.Pedro is a thief and a liar.
b. fibber
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Isabel siempre ha sido una embustera. Por eso me alejé de ella.Isabel has always been a fibber. That's why I distanced myself from her.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. lying
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
a. liar
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embusteroa embustera
1 (mentiroso) lying
persona embustera (S. Cone) person who cannot spell properly
3 (Centroamérica) (altanero) haughty
(mentiroso) liar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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