English translation of 'serio'
(ˈsɛrjo)ria ri rie
è una ditta seria
- (persona, conversazione)
- (persona, ditta, affidabile)
it's a reliable firmè una faccenda seria
it's a serious matterrestare serio
to keep a straight facesii serio!
be serious!aveva una faccia seria
he looked seriousè una ragazza seria (per bene)
she's a respectable girl
in earnestsul serio ti ha invitato?
did he really invite you?sul serio vuoi andarci?
do you really want to go?non facevo sul serio or non dicevo sul serio
I wasn't being seriousfaccio sul serio
I mean itprendere qn/qc sul serio
to take sb/sth seriouslyprende lo studio molto sul serio
he takes his schoolwork very seriously
'serio' in Other Languages
British English: serious /ˈsɪərɪəs/ ADJECTIVE
Serious problems or situations are very bad and cause people to be worried or afraid.
Crime is an increasingly serious problem in this area.
- American English: serious
- Arabic: جِدِّيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: sério
- Chinese: 严重的
- Croatian: ozbiljan
- Czech: vážný
- Danish: alvorlig
- Dutch: serieus
- European Spanish: serio
- Finnish: vakava
- French: sérieux
- German: ernst
- Greek: σοβαρός
- Italian: serio
- Japanese: 深刻な
- Korean: 심각한
- Norwegian: alvorlig
- Polish: poważny
- European Portuguese: sério
- Romanian: serios
- Russian: серьезный
- Spanish: serio
- Swedish: allvarlig
- Thai: ร้ายแรง
- Turkish: ciddi
- Ukrainian: серйозний
- Vietnamese: nghiêm trọng
British English: earnest ADJECTIVE
Earnest people are very serious and sincere in what they say or do, because they think that their actions and beliefs are important.
She was a pious, earnest woman.
British English: severe ADJECTIVE
You use severe to indicate that something bad or undesirable is great or intense.
...a business with severe cash flow problems.
Translation of serio from the Collins Italian to English
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