not be serious
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to not be sincere)
a. no ser serio
He said the situation is not serious. We can wait until tomorrow to take the dog to the vet.El dijo que las situación no es seria. Podemos esperar hasta mañana para llevar al perro al veterinario.
2. (to not be severe)
a. no ser grave
The doctor gave us good news. The injury isn't serious.El médico nos dio buenas noticias. La herida no es grave.
3. (to speak in jest)
a. no hablar en serio
Dad, Carlotta wasn't serious! We would never sneak vodka into school.¡Papá, Carlotta no hablaba en serio! ¡Nunca traeríamos vodka a escondidas a la escuela!
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