la mentira
-the lie
See the entry for mentira.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (falsehood)
a. lie
Descubrí que todo era mentira.I found out everything was a lie.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
a. white spot
Las mentiras de las uñas no se deben, como solía creerse, a una falta de calcio.White spots on fingernails are not caused, as was commonly believed, by a lack of calcium.
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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. lie
es mentirait's not true, it's a lie
aunque parezca mentirastrange as it may seem
parece mentira que lo hayamos conseguidoI can hardly believe we've done it
parece mentira que te creas una cosa asíhow can you possibly believe a thing like that?
¡parece mentira, las cinco y todavía no ha llegado!can you believe it, it's five o'clock and she's still hasn't arrived!
de mentirapretend, false
dinero de mentirapretend money
una mentira como una casaa whopping great lie
mentira piadosawhite lie
1 (embuste) lie
¡mentira! it's a lie!; no digas mentiras don't tell lies; sus mentiras le causaron problemas his lying got him into trouble; coger a algn en una mentira to catch sb in a lie
de mentira
una pistola de mentira a toy pistol
parecer mentira
aunque parezca mentira however incredible it seems; strange though it may seem; ¡parece mentira! it's unbelievable!; I can't o don't believe it!; parece mentira que no te acuerdes I can't believe that you don't remember
parece mentira que aún no te haya pagado
una mentira como una casa o como una catedral o un templo a whopping great lie (familiar)
la mentira tiene las patas cortas
no hay mentira que no salga
truth will out
mentira caritativa mentira oficiosa (S. Cone)mentira piadosa mentira reverenda (S. Cone) white lie
2 (en uñas) white mark on fingernail; (on fingernail)
3 (errata) erratum
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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