Translation of serio in English:

serio

serious, adj.

adjective

  • 1

    (poco sonriente)
    serious
    con 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

    • 3.1(no frívolo, importante)

      serious
      ha 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

    • 3.2

      en 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