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.
    • As the lie gets deeper, the ball automatically goes farther back in your stance.
    • You can play this shot off any lie, even bare ground if your wedge has minimal bounce.
    • Change the lie and the shot to keep your mind engaged.
    • She decides to play the shot anyway, because the lie is so good.
  • 2

    land
    • Look, the last thing that a star wants is to disrupt the lie of a dress by eating a cheeseburger before a show.
    • 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.
    • Then, too, I am scared of tying too much money up here, not being entirely sure where the lie of the politics is.
    • 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.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(lie down)

      echarse
      acostarse
      tenderse
      tumbarse
      • It would happen even when she was lying on her bed trying to rest.
      • I was lying down to rest for a moment, and I must have drifted off.
      • He had no idea how long he had been lying there, or how long he could have remained there before anyone came.
      • Instead, Chelsea finds her mother lying on the bed, her back supported by pillows to prop her up into a seated position.
      • The sun had been beating fiercely down on her tear-streaked face as she saw her father lying there, dead.
      • Subjects were asked to lie on a support surface, positioning their left heel on the end cell of a support surface.
      • She cried out in pain and frustration, and remained where she lay.
      • The next time, he was lying dead in Bradford Royal Infirmary.
      • She lies on an empty avenue overlooked by curious streetlights.
      • Instead, I'm just staring blankly at the metal ceiling trying to keep my head empty whilst lying on the mattress.
      • By 11.30 pm, my stomach was growling and I was lying horizontal on the sofa yawning, as she made mention yet again of leaving.
      • She was lying, asleep we assumed, on the carpet outside our bedroom door.
      • She was lying on her bed, supported by her left arm as the right one flipped through magazines.
      • The dead woman lies cold and serene on a formal bier.
      • His arms were bound to the surface he was lying on and so were his legs.
      • Today she lay on her back and looked up at the gray sky through the twisted branches of the oak.
      • When they finally made their way upstairs, Kate lay down on the bed and didn't resurface the rest of the night.
      • You'll lie here and rest until the young master recommends otherwise for you!
      • When they detect a predator, chicks either lay low in the nest and remain still, or lie on their backs and strike at the predator with their talons.
      • But lying there in that empty bedroom told me exactly what kind of girl I was, and what kind of girl I would never be.

    • 1.2(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 acostarse con algn

    • 1.3(be buried)

      yacer literary
      estar sepultado formal
      [ S ]here lies John Smith aquí yacen los restos de John Smith
      • For more than 400 years, the remains of James Hepburn, the 4th Earl of Bothwell, have lain in a Danish church where they were turned into a grisly tourist attraction.
      • He lies among the remains of pontiffs from centuries past and near the tomb traditionally believed to be of the Apostle Peter, the first pope.
      • A large Celtic Cross stands in the middle of the plot and there too many of the Jones Family lay at rest underneath.
      • The corpses were left where they lay pending forensic examination today.

  • 2

    (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?
    • The romance novel lay on Eva's boudoir dresser, open and ragged from her wear-and-tear for the last week and a half.
    • Her eyes grew accustomed to the starlight and she spotted her own shadow lying on the surface.
    • The original hospital buildings date back to the 1850s, but the site has lain empty for nearly five years while the Clements Park estate has grown up around it.
    • It's now that I notice the empty liquor bottles, lying broken on the floor.
    • The river had come over its banks several times more since the big flood, and was up again today, and heavy rainfall lay on the surface rather than draining away.
    • As a child I wandered through it when it lay silent and empty.
    • And, in some winter scenes, the landscapes lie still and silent as though waiting for the ice and snow to melt.
    • Beer bottles and cups were scattered about the room and a pizza box lay open on the table.
    • Number thirty-two had lain empty for over a year, and its unlocked garage acted as our unofficial gang headquarters for dirty deeds and general hiding from parents.
    • After all, there would be no point in saving a building just for it to lie empty and rot.
    • The emptied wax wrapper of a disposable cardboard bento box lay next to his sprawled mass.
    • This roomy yet compact bag lies flat, with adjustable compartments and a mesh opening for ventilation.
    • Situated on the outskirts of Ballybunion, this church was built in 1930 and has now been lying idle and in a general state of disrepair for over three decades.
    • Eventually, as she got older, the bank book lay unused in a drawer.
    • Then during a lull in the sickening waves of withdrawal, he noticed a pack of book matches lying on one of the flat, iron crosspieces between the bars.
    • Make sure the paper flange and the staples lie flat against the board, to create an even surface for attaching the finished wall material.
    • She stepped closer to the bed where the open suitcase lay, picking up a pearl necklace.
    • His remains, which lay undisturbed for 59 years, have been found in a swamp near the town of Nieuw Chappelle, along with the wreckage of his plane.
    • The body was taken from the villa up the hillside, where it lay for a night in the church.
    • On the desk under the palm of her left hand lay a black book, a fairly thick one at that.
    • With eyes sharpened by experience, a senior member of the team has spotted remains lying beneath a felled palm tree.
    • The writings specify an abbey that has lain unused for a century, and that is what this is.
    • Flip the pad on a preacher bench so your chest and abs rest on the inclined side and your arms lie along the flat, vertical side.
    • Only one thing lay there, a small black leather bound address book.
    • For 170 years Ballina's Augustinian Abbey has lain derelict and inconspicuous at the bottom of Ardnaree near St Muredach's Cathedral.
    • The walls were made of stone and a small pallet lay by two book cases.
    • Forty or fifty feet before it lay the broken remains of a section of stone wall that had been erected there, possibly as a target.
    • Other times, the water lies still and flat, reflecting the blaze of sunset and sunrise.
    • To cook asparagus, remove the woody ends first and peel part way up if the stalks are tough, then place in a skillet where the stalks can lie flat.
    • For example the boot can take a child buggy and golf clubs, both items lying flat on the floor, between the rear wheel arches, without having to utilise the folding seat facility.
    • He circled around the machine to where a sole book lay on a work surface.
  • 3

    • 3.1(be located)

      (city/building) encontrarse
      (building/city) estar
      (building/city) estar situado
      (city/building) 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
      • The Aral Sea lies within Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.
      • The town of Whistler lies 15 miles away, just over the summit of 7,639-foot Rainbow Mountain.
      • At Nagaon, it lies within a palm grove and is about an eight-minute walk from the Nagaon Beach - a complete horticulture project.
      • The city lies 100 miles south of the U.S. border in Baja, California.
      • I consider however that a means of overcoming the problem should be feasible although it may involve land lying between the appeal site and the river that is not in the control of the appellant.
      • The top of the Kimmeridge Clay Formation lies within the more widely used, but poorly constrained, Tithonian Stage.
      • The neutral locus lies at two different positions between two selected loci.
      • Culturally integrated but politically separate, the United States Territory of Guam lies thirty miles farther south at the bottom of the chain.
      • The proposed site for the centre lies between the Airport Road and the Burma Road.
      • As Newry's push for city status reaches fever pitch, a forgotten city lies merely 10 miles away from the frontier town.
      • And it lies within a stone's throw of the most intensively used footpath on the North York Moors.
      • The village lies five miles east of Ilfracombe in a valley that runs from the north-western edge of the Exmoor upland down to the Bristol Channel.
      • As a matter of etiquette, York and Ainsty South had to give permission for hounds from other hunts to attend, as York Minster lies within its area.
      • On a Salmon River tributary downstream from Francis' place lies the site of the old mining town of Florence.
      • Bishop's Crossing is a small village lying ten miles in a south-westerly direction from Liverpool.
      • Taxis are available for the ride into town, which lies just three miles away.
      • The town of Shanhaiguan lies on a five mile sliver of plain between mountains and sea, a pass that opens like an avenue into the heart of China.
      • Still, the reef can be safely explored from dozens of places along the Queensland coast, where it lies within a couple of hours' boat trip from the shore.
      • Besides, the port lies just 10 nautical miles from the international shipping route.
      • The fact that Grange lies ten miles north of Sligo town means it is never likely to be considered a suburb of the town, which is just fine for the many people who call Grange home.

    • 3.2(stretch)

      extenderse
      the vast ocean lay before them el inmenso océano se extendía ante ellos literary
      • An open door lay beyond them and Chris could see the first few steps of the staircase that would lead him to the top floor.
      • Wind whistled against the hole in the back wall, which heightened the eerie effect of the scene which lay before them.

  • 4

    (difference/problem) 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?
    • The answer lies just ahead in what many are calling the interview of the century.
    • It's the coming together with a common purpose of two such different men that lies at the heart of his novel.
    • The power of art lies not in its surface beauty but in its quality of inducing self-reflection.
    • Therein lies the rub for those who would curb latte consumption with pocketbook reasoning.
    • The answer lies somewhere between these two extremes.
    • Where there is trouble to be enacted, they lie at its bitter heart.
    • The answer, of course, does not lie within the hallowed halls of government, finance or business.
    • The solution, of course, may not lie inside the churches at all.
    • To perform the operation with pencil and paper one must start with the million or so numbers among which the solution is known to lie.
    • As ever, a painting freezes a moment and expression in time and has the viewer wondering what story lies beneath the surface.
    • The real blame lies at the feet of the people who profit from this carnage.
    • Similarly, our comedies season is not just about laughter, but the yearning for harmony and reconciliation which lies at the heart of Shakespeare's great comedies.
    • Do one's loyalties lie on one side, the other, or somehow on both?
    • In spite of these reform measures that favor the implementation of integration, a number of challenges still lie ahead.
    • The truth lies somewhere between these two extremes - although closer to the pro side than the con.
    • The Belgian band encapsulated the friendly spirit of fraternity that lies at the heart of folk.
    • Perhaps the answer lies somewhere in the fact that the world is imperfect and gets more so every day.
    • Imaginary resources, in the form of sovereign rents and aid flows, lie at the heart of the impasse.
    • The heroic prototype is considerably watered down and herein lies the crux of the problem.
    • While an accurate prediction is near impossible, the attention of many in the market is now turning to the subject that lies at the heart of economic performance: consumer confidence.

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 decir mentiras
    • to live a lie vivir una mentira
    • to catch sb in a lie pescar a algn en una mentira
    • This conformity makes them not false in a few particulars, authors of a few lies, but false in all particulars.
    • In the absence of such a consequence, the statement is a lie.
    • It was as if everything I believed in was proved, in one revealing second, to be false, lies.
    • She was bold, brave and was able to get herself out of almost any situation through quick lies and witty deceptions.
    • Accordingly, you resort to false premises, lies and diversionary tactics.
    • But, on the merits, what he says in between is just flat-out false, a lie.
    • But when you live a false life, the lies are all you have to keep you honest.
    • And I told the world that your case for the war was a pack of lies.
    • The ingredients are fear, pejorative statements, secrecy, lies, a bought press and economic uncertainty.
    • It implies that everything up until now has been a pack of lies.
    • The first statement is an honest-to-goodness lie, the last a half truth.
    • It is largely a pack of lies but it is an ingeniously presented pack of lies.
    • 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.
    • We make things too easy for ourselves if we regard such a statement as a barefaced lie.
    • They tell lies, they give false addresses, they even take out temporary accommodation in the area.
    • I was appalled at the political mileage that was made out of a pack of lies told about desperate people in need.
    • The above was, of course, a pack of lies designed to illustrate the fact that fox hunting is not a sport.
    • 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.
    • This is a farce, a cruel hoax, a pack of lies, a fraud.
    • Soon I would be thrust into the upper-class whirlwind of lies and false smiles.

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
    • Those young people have deliberately lied and falsified documents, which is fraud, misuse of a document, and so on.
    • Mary, how long did it take for them to come forward after the end of that trial and to learn that one of their own witnesses had lied?
    • Both these people have lied and manipulated people through the press to believe one facade after another in order to get whatever it is they want…
    • No one in the court bothered to think that the witnesses could be lying and presenting false testimonies.
    • The people lied, betrayed one another, and frequently tried to kill each other.
    • If we do, that would be tantamount to lying, deceit or unprofessionalism.
    • Is that suggesting that the solicitor has lied before the Tribunal?
    • But the sheriff in this case decided that the boys had lied.
    • Yet there is scant evidence that doctors targeted by these organizations have lied on the stand.
    • Three have deliberately lied; two have never been interviewed to this day.
    • If neither player lied, or if both players lied, assign the penalties to the Chooser and his Partner as prescribed in the basic game.
    • I think most children tend to tell the truth, particularly if it's in their best interests not to lie or fabricate.
    • So the survivors lied and hid their guilty secret and trauma.
    • Australian authorities have lied or dissembled for 21 months about this.
    • Under these circumstances, you would surely say that your friend had lied: what he had said was false.
    • Given that so many men in her life have lied, cheated on her and tried to sell stories about her, she would be forgiven for becoming just a bit cynical.
    • At every stage he has lied, prevaricated and obstructed this process of disarmament.
    • They have lied, cheated and stolen - and a crime is a crime, no matter what influential social circles the criminal is fortunate enough to mix in.
    • MacLean later learned, in 1942, while he was fighting in North Africa, that the Scot had lied.
    • The police later lied and said he had damaged the bus.