There are 2 main translations of lie in Spanish

: lie1lie2

lie1

posición, n.

Pronunciation: /laɪ//lʌɪ/

noun

  • 1

    (in golf)
    posición feminine
    • If the heel is up then well-struck shots will go right, and the lie needs to be more upright to correct.
    • She decides to play the shot anyway, because the lie is so good.
    • As the lie gets deeper, the ball automatically goes farther back in your stance.
    • Change the lie and the shot to keep your mind engaged.
    • You can play this shot off any lie, even bare ground if your wedge has minimal bounce.
    • You should brush along the lie of the hair, and in the places hardest for the cat to reach such as under the chin and the back of the neck.
    • Then, too, I am scared of tying too much money up here, not being entirely sure where the lie of the politics is.
    • With the lie of Scottish theatreland already shifting, we are seeing a nascent, semiconscious shuffling for position for next year's awards.
    • You have been invited to play a new golf course and now want to find out more about it, perhaps even ‘walk’ the course in advance of your game or visualise the lie of the greens.
    • Look, the last thing that a star wants is to disrupt the lie of a dress by eating a cheeseburger before a show.
    • This is a farce, a cruel hoax, a pack of lies, a fraud.
    • They tell lies, they give false addresses, they even take out temporary accommodation in the area.
    • It is largely a pack of lies but it is an ingeniously presented pack of lies.
    • The above was, of course, a pack of lies designed to illustrate the fact that fox hunting is not a sport.
    • Accordingly, you resort to false premises, lies and diversionary tactics.
    • This conformity makes them not false in a few particulars, authors of a few lies, but false in all particulars.
    • It was as if everything I believed in was proved, in one revealing second, to be false, lies.
    • Soon I would be thrust into the upper-class whirlwind of lies and false smiles.
    • In the absence of such a consequence, the statement is a lie.
    • But, on the merits, what he says in between is just flat-out false, a lie.
    • It implies that everything up until now has been a pack of lies.
    • But when you live a false life, the lies are all you have to keep you honest.
    • The first statement is an honest-to-goodness lie, the last a half truth.
    • They can be made by a young conscript who chooses to tell her family about the horrors to which she contributed, rather than maintain the silent lie of false heroism.
    • She was bold, brave and was able to get herself out of almost any situation through quick lies and witty deceptions.
    • And I told the world that your case for the war was a pack of lies.
    • We make things too easy for ourselves if we regard such a statement as a barefaced lie.
    • I needn't remind you that this is the very same society that shackles them with its false smile and pristine lies and acts as a drug for the braindead masses.
    • I was appalled at the political mileage that was made out of a pack of lies told about desperate people in need.
    • The ingredients are fear, pejorative statements, secrecy, lies, a bought press and economic uncertainty.
  • 2

    land

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (lie down)
    echarse
    acostarse
    tenderse
    tumbarse
  • 2

    (be in lying position)
    estar tendido
    yacer literary
    he was lying flat on his back estaba tendido / acostado de espaldas
    • his body lay in the coffin el cadáver yacía en el ataúd
    • he often lies in bed until noon con frecuencia se queda en la cama hasta el mediodía
    • lie still! ¡quédate quieto!
    • she lay motionless on the floor estaba tendida en el suelo sin moverse
    • I lay awake for hours estuve horas sin poder dormir
    • she lay in a coma for three days estuvo tres días en coma
    • to lie with sb yacer con algn
    • to lie low tratar de pasar inadvertido
  • 3

    (be buried)
    yacer literary
    estar sepultado formal
    here lies John Smith aquí yacen los restos de John Smith
  • 4

    (be)
    (object) estar
    the papers lay where he had left them los papeles estaban donde los había dejado
    • the snow lay two feet deep la nieve tenía dos pies de espesor
    • the book lay open at page 304 el libro estaba abierto en la página 304
    • the tomb lay undisturbed for centuries pasaron siglos antes de que se diera con la tumba
    • it lies heavy on your stomach cae pesado (al estómago)
    • the factory still lay idle la fábrica seguía parada
    • the ship lay at anchor el barco estaba fondeado / anclado
    • will the snow lie? ¿cuajará la nieve?
  • 5

    (be located)
    (building/city) encontrarse
    (city/building) estar
    (building/city) estar situado
    (building/city) estar ubicado
    Versailles lies 18 km west of Paris Versalles se encuentra / está a 18 kms al oeste de París
    • a group of islands lying off the west coast un conjunto de islas situadas cerca de la costa occidental
  • 6

    (stretch)
    extenderse
    the vast ocean lay before them el inmenso océano se extendía ante ellos
  • 7

    (problem/difference) radicar
    (problem/difference) estribar
    (problem/difference) estar
    (answer) estar
    where do your sympathies lie? ¿con quién simpatizas?
    • the truth lies somewhere in between la verdad está en algún punto intermedio
    • it's hard to see where the problem lies es difícil ver en qué estriba / radica el problema
    • victory lay within his grasp tenía la victoria al alcance de la mano
    • a new life lay before them una nueva vida se abría ante ellos
    • what lies behind her cool exterior? ¿qué hay detrás de su fría apariencia?

There are 2 main translations of lie in Spanish

: lie1lie2

lie2

mentira, n.

Pronunciation: /laɪ//lʌɪ/

noun

  • 1

    (untruth)
    mentira feminine
    that's a lie! ¡(eso es) mentira!
    • to tell lies mentir
    • to live a lie vivir una mentira
    • to catch sb in a lie pescar a algn en una mentira
    • to give the lie to sth desmentir algo

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (tell untruths)
    mentir
    to lie about sth mentir acerca de algo
    • to lie to sb mentirle a algn
    • the camera never lies la cámara nunca miente
    • to lie one's way out of/into sth salir de un problema/conseguir algo a base de mentiras