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
- 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
- The South East was most seriously affected but none of the train operators there reported significant delays either.
- No one knows how many such doctors there are, but let us assume that around 3% of doctors are seriously deficient.
- It's one of the stupid reasons I don't go to hospitals unless I'm seriously ill.
- The new hospital will concentrate on very seriously ill children and specialist cases.
- None of the seriously injured were thought to have been travelling in the other three vehicles involved, although one of the cars was severely damaged.
- Her badly scarred face seriously affects her speech and she worries for her future as a potential wife.
- Consumers can become seriously ill if they eat an egg that is not fully cooked and contaminated with salmonella.
- There will also be a network of local care hospitals supported by a critical care hospital for seriously ill patients.
- The Israelis fired at the Palestinians, wounding nine, three seriously, doctors said.
- The widely held belief that European levels of air pollution might seriously affect human health has been hard to verify.
- The first is to identify seriously underperforming doctors.
- Your child is seriously hurt, but one doctor is there who can save your child.
- This manner of anti-social behaviour seriously impacts on the quality of life for local residents who should now be able to enjoy a more peaceful home environment.
- None of the three boys was thought to be seriously hurt, although they were all taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital for checks.
- The successfully treated seriously ill are also affected by these service inadequacies.
- Only one crewman was seriously injured, doctors said, adding that he may lose his eyesight.
- Some of them almost begged me not to write about this subject, advising me that this could seriously affect my health and safety.
- People driving within the legal limit can be really incapacitated and have their driving seriously impaired, especially at lunchtime.
- If the nail appears to be seriously infected see your doctor.
- The lorry driver also was injured, though not seriously.
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