In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1lieeso es mentira — that's a lie
- ¡mentira! yo no le pegué — that's a lie, I didn't hit him!
- estoy harto de tus mentiras — I'm tired of your lying / lies
- ¿por qué dices tantas mentiras? — why do you tell so many lies?
- ya lo he agarrado / cogido en una mentira en varias ocasiones — he's lied to me on several occasions
- parece mentira que a tu edad te dé por hacer esas tonterías — I'm amazed at you getting up to such silly antics at your age
- parece mentira que no haya venido a verme — I can't believe that he hasn't been to see me
- llevan casados once años — ¡parece mentira! ¡cómo pasa el tiempo! — they've been married eleven years — isn't it incredible! / it hardly seems possible! doesn't time fly!
- aunque parezca mentira tiene 50 años — you may find it hard to believe but she's 50
- no quiero seguir viviendo en la mentira — I don't want to go on living a lie
- una araña de mentira or (Mexico) de mentiras — a toy spider
- me ha llamado tonta — ¡pero se lo dije de mentira! / ¡pero fue de mentira! — he said I was stupid — I was only joking! / I didn't mean it!
- una mentira como una casa / catedral / un templo — a whopping great lie
- las mentiras tienen patas cortas — truth will out
2informal(en la uña)white mark
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