In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(poco sonriente)seriouscon pinta de intelectual, seriecito y callado — with an intellectual, rather serious / solemn and quiet air
- qué cara más seria ¿qué te ha pasado? — what a long face, what's the matter?
- al oír la noticia se puso muy serio — his expression became very serious / grave when he heard the news
- qué serio estás hoy ¿estás preocupado? — you're looking very serious today, are you worried about something?
- como no obedezcas voy a tener que ponerme serio contigo — if you don't do as I say I'm going to get annoyed with you
2(sensato, responsable)un empleado serio y trabajador — a responsible / reliable, hardworking employee
- no es serio que nos digan una cosa y luego hagan otra — it's no way to treat people (or to conduct business etc.) saying one thing and then doing another
- no confío en él, es muy poco serio — I don't trust him, he is very unreliable
- son todos profesionales muy serios — they are all dedicated professionals
3.1(no frívolo, importante)seriousha hecho cine serio y también comedias tontas y frívolas — he's made serious movies as well as silly, lighthearted comedies
- es un serio aspirante al título — he's a serious contender for the title
3.2en serio — seriously informal
- bueno, vamos a ponernos a trabajar en serio — right (then), let's get down to some serious work
- ¿lo dices en serio? — are you (being) serious? / seriously? / do you really mean it?
- se toma muy en serio su carrera — she takes her career very seriously
- esto va en serio, está muriéndose — this is serious, he's dying
- y esto va en serio — and I really mean it / and I'm serious about this
- no se toma nada en serio — he doesn't take anything seriously
- mira que te lo digo en serio — I mean it, you know
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