lien
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lien(
li
-
uhn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (legal claim of another's property)
a. el derecho de retención
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The carrier has filed for a possessory lien for unpaid freight.El transportista ha entablado un derecho de retención por carga impagada.
b. el gravamen
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The bank will have a lien on my house until I repay my loans.El banco tendrá un gravamen sobre mi casa hasta que yo pague mis préstamos.
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lien [lɪən]
noun
derecho (m) de retención;on de
banker's lien gravamen (m) bancario; general lien embargo (m) preventivo; gravamen (m) general; vendor's lien gravamen (m) del vendedor
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líen they roll
The word líen is the present subjunctive form of liar in the third person plural. There are other translations for this conjugation. See the full liar conjugation.
liar
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liar(
lyahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to prepare)
a. to roll
Suelo fumar cigarros que lío yo mismo porque las cajetillas son más caras.I usually smoke cigarettes that I roll myself because the packs are more expensive.
2. (to bind)
a. to tie up
Asegúrate de liar bien el fardo antes de enviarlo.Make sure you tie up the bundle properly before sending it.
3. (to cover)
a. to wrap
Lié los vasos con un suéter para que no se rompieran durante la mudanza.I wrapped the glasses in a sweater so that they would not break during the move.
b. to wrap up
El asesino lió la manta al cadaver y luego lo tiró al mar.The killer wrapped the corpse up in a blanket and then threw it into the sea.
4. (to make difficult)
a. to complicate
Las mentiras de los acusados liaron la labor de búsqueda del desaparecido de la policía.The defendant's lies complicated the police's search effort for the missing person.
5. (to disconcert)
a. to confuse
Marta lió a Miguel con sus pistas y por eso él dijo la respuesta incorrecta.Marta confused Miguel with her hints and so he gave the wrong answer.
liarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
6. (to get disconcerted)
a. to confuse
Dijiste que no me amabas y ahora dices que sí. ¡Me estás liando!You said you didn't love me and now you say you do. You're confusing me!
b. to get muddled up
Mi madre se lía con el celular porque no sabe usar el teclado táctil.My mother gets muddled up with her cell phone because she can't use the touch keyboard.
7. (to commence)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to begin
Me lié a escribir postales sin darme cuenta de que no tenía sellos suficientes.I began to write postcards without realizing I did not have enough stamps.
b. to start
Desde que te liaste a leer libros en francés has aprendido mucho.Ever since you started reading books in French you have learned a lot.
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to get embroiled)
a. to get mixed up
Laura no se quiere liar en los problemas de la familia de su marido.Laura does not want to get mixed up with the problems of her husband's family.
b. to get involved
Si me lío en este asunto voy a salir perdiendo.If I get involved in this matter, I will end up losing.
9. (to have something)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to have an affair
Sara y Mario se liaron en verano y ahora son novios.Sara and Mario had an affair in summer and now they are together.
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liar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (atar)
a. to tie up
2. (cigarrillo)
a. to roll
3. (envolver)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
liar algo ento wrap something up in
4. (involucrar)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
liar a alguien (en)to get somebody mixed up (in)
5. (complicar)
a. to confuse
¡ya me has liado!now you've really got me confused!
su declaración no hizo más que liar el temahis statement only complicated o confused matters
6. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
liarlato mess things up
¡ya la hemos liado!, ¿por qué la invitaste?you've really gone and done it now, why did you invite her?
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
7. (enredarse)
a. to get muddled up
me lié y tardé tres horas en terminarI got muddled o confused and took three hours to finish
8. (empezar)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to begin, to start
liarse a hacer algoto start o begin doing something
se liaron a puñetazosthey set about one another
9. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to get involved
b. to have an affair
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liar
transitive verb
1 [+fardos, paquetes] (atar) to tie up; (envolver) to wrap (up)
lía este paquete con una cuerda tie up this parcel with some string
2 [+cigarrillo] to roll
3 (confundir) to confuse
me liaron con tantas explicaciones they confused me with all their explanations; ¡no me líes! (no me confundas) don't confuse me!; (no me metas en problemas) don't get me into trouble!
4
liarla (provocar una discusión) to stir up trouble; (hacer algo mal) to make a mess of things; ¡la liamos! we've done it now! (familiar)
5
liarlas (irse) to beat it (familiar); (morir) to peg out (muy_familiar)
pronominal verb
liarse
1 (confundirse) to get muddled up
explícalo mejor, que ya te has vuelto a liar explain it a bit better, you've got all muddled up again
2 (sentimentalmente)
liarse con algn to have an affair with sb; get involved with sb; se ha liado con su jefe she's having an affair with her boss
3
liarse a nos liamos a hablar y se nos pasó la hora we got talking and we forgot the time; nos liamos a ver fotos y estuve allí toda la tarde we got to looking through photos and I stayed there all evening
4
liarse a golpes o a palos to lay into one another (familiar)
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release of lien
la liberación de gravamen
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