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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (untrue)
a. false (accusation or rumor)
Yo estoy convencida de que sus acusaciones son totalmente falsas.I'm convinced her accusations are completely false.
2. (not real)
a. false (drawer, ceiling, name)
Uno de los cajones del escritorio tiene un fondo falso.One of the desk drawers has a false bottom.
b. fake (jewel or painting)
El anillo de diamantes que lleva es falso.The diamond ring that she's wearing is fake.
3. (falsified)
a. false (document)
Su acta de nacimiento resultó ser falsa.Her birth certificate turned out to be false.
b. fake (document)
Entró en el país con un pasaporte falso.He entered the country using a fake passport.
c. forged (document or money)
Se ha demostrado que los documentos son falsos.The documents have been proven to be forged.
d. counterfeit (money)
Voy a pagar y me dicen que mi billete es falso.I go to pay and I'm told that my bill is counterfeit.
4. (dishonest)
a. false (smile or person)
Tiene una sonrisa muy falsa.She has a very false smile.
b. insincere (person)
No me cae bien Francisco porque es muy falso.I don't like Francisco because he is very insincere.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (afirmación, información, rumor)
a. false, untrue
dar falso testimonioto give false evidence
jurar en falsoto commit perjury
falsa alarmafalse alarm
2. (linguistics)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
falso amigofalse friend
falsa modestiafalse modesty
falso techofalse ceiling
3. (dinero, firma, cuadro)
a. forged
4. (joyas)
a. fake
un diamante falsoan imitation diamond
5. (hipócrita)
a. deceitful
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1 [+acusación, creencia, rumor] false
lo que dices es falso what you're saying is false o untrue; se inscribió con un nombre falso she registered under a false name; ha sido una falsa alarma it was a false alarm
peca de falsa modestia
falso testimonio perjury; false testimony
2 [+firma, pasaporte, joya] false; fake; [+techo] false; [+cuadro] fake; [+moneda] counterfeit
3 (insincero) [+persona] false; insincere; [+sonrisa] false
4 [+caballo] vicious
en falso: coger a algn en falso to catch sb in a lie; dar un paso en falso to trip; to take a false step; jurar en falso to commit perjury
(Centroamérica) (México) false evidence
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "falso"
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cierto o falso
true or false
verdadero o falso
true or false
¿Cuál es verdadero o falso para ti?
Which one is true or false for you?
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