el misterio
-the mystery
See the entry for misterio.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
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. secrecy
¿A qué viene tanto misterio con el regalo si todos ya sabemos lo que es?What's with all the secrecy about the present if we all already know what it is?
b. mystery
Sumar y restar no tienen mayor misterio; cuando aprendas verás que es fácil.There's no great mystery to adding and subtracting; you'll see it's easy when you learn how to do it.
c. mysterious (adjective)
No entiendo por qué andan con tanto misterio. Deberían dejar las cosas claras.I don't know why they're being so mysterious. They should be clear about things.
3. (religious)
a. mystery
La Santísima Trinidad es un misterio que la razón no puede llegar a entender.The Holy Trinity is a mystery which cannot be understood through reason.
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 act out Bible passages in the form of mystery plays.
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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. (general)
a. mystery
2. (colloquial)
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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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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