In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(not frivolously)seriamentecon seriedadhe looked at me seriously — me miró serio
- don't take it seriously — no te lo tomes en serio
- I find it hard to take him seriously — me resulta difícil tomarlo en serio
- she takes herself so seriously — se da mucha importancia
- sentence adverb seriously though — hablando en serio
- sentence adverb seriously, when do you plan to leave? — (hablando) en serio ¿cuándo te vas?
- They treated my questions seriously and thoughtfully, helping me to see how Christianity answers the issues raised by modern culture.
1.2(genuinely, sincerely)you can't seriously mean that — no lo puedes estar diciendo en serio
- are you seriously suggesting that I must pay now? — ¿así que lo dices en serio? ¿tengo que pagar ahora?
- I'm seriously interested in the subject — estoy muy interesada en / tengo un gran interés en el tema
2(gravely)(ill/injured) gravementethe scandal has seriously undermined the government's credibility — el escándalo ha perjudicado seriamente la credibilidad del gobierno
- these figures are seriously misleading — estas cifras son muy engañosas
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