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misterio
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misterio(
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (enigma)
a. mystery
Es un misterio por qué Julia decidió escaparse de casa sin decirle a nadie.It's a mystery why Julia decided to run away from home without telling anyone.
2. (secreto)
a. mysterious
¿A qué viene tanto misterio con el regalo si todos sabemos lo que es?Why are you so mysterious about the present if we all know what it is?
b. secrecy
Sumar y restar no tienen mayor misterio, cuando aprendas verás que es fácil.There's no deep secrecy behind addition and subtraction; you'll see it's easy when you learn how.
3. (religious)
a. mystery
La Santísima Trinidad es un misterio que la razón no puede llegar a entender.The Holy Trinity is a mystery wherein reason can not be used to understand it.
b. mystery play (theater)
En la Europa medieval, era habitual representar pasajes de la Biblia en forma de misterios.In medieval Europe, it was common to play Bible passages in the form of mystery plays.
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misterio
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. mystery
2. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
yo no le veo el misterioI don't see what's so hard to understand about it
una novela de misterioa mystery
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misterio
1 (incógnita) mystery
no hay misterio there's no mystery about it; ahora conozco mejor los misterios del país now I know more of the country's secrets; una novela de misterio a mystery (story)
2 (secreto) secrecy
¿a qué viene tanto misterio? why all this secrecy?; why are you being so mysterious?; obrar con misterio to act in secret
3 (Teat) mystery play
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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