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English translation of 'lío'

Word Frequency


masculine noun
(fardo) bundle
(Southern Cone) truss
2.  (informal)
(jaleo) fuss
(confusión) muddlemix-up
ese lío de los pasaportes that fuss about the passports
en mi mesa hay un lío enorme de papeles my desk is in a real muddle with all these bits of paper
armar un lío to make a fusskick up a fuss
armarse un lío:
se armó un lío tremendo there was a terrific fuss
hacerse un lío to get into a muddleget mixed up
se hizo un lío con tantos nombres he got into a muddle with all the names
3.  (aprieto)
meterse en un lío to get into trouble
4.  (informal) (amorío) affair
tener un lío con algn to be having an affair with sb
5.  (cotilleo) talepiece of gossip
¡no me vengas con líos! less of your tales!

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Example Sentences Including 'lío'

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En un ambiente de hostilidad y confusionismo, todos coinciden en algo: el lío es monumental.
El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno (1996)
Ha dado tres o cuatro gritos para empezar, se ha hecho un lío , ha entendido al revés algunas de las cosas de Alba, y por no verle tan mal, me he marchado del banco azul.
Manuel Azaña Memorias políticas y de guerra. Vol 1

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'lío' in Other Languages

British English: mix-up /ˈmɪksʌp/ NOUN
A mix-up is a mistake or a failure in the way that something has been planned.
...a mix-up over travel arrangements.
  • American English: mix-up
  • Arabic: تَشَوّشُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: confusão
  • Chinese: 混淆
  • Croatian: zabuna
  • Czech: zmatek
  • Danish: forveksling
  • Dutch: verwarring
  • European Spanish: lío
  • Finnish: sekaannus
  • French: confusion
  • German: Verwechslung
  • Greek: μπέρδεμα
  • Italian: scambio
  • Japanese: 混同
  • Korean: 혼란
  • Norwegian: forveksling
  • Polish: plątanina
  • European Portuguese: confusão
  • Romanian: încurcătură
  • Russian: неразбериха
  • Spanish: lío
  • Swedish: förväxling
  • Thai: ความยุ่งเหยิง
  • Turkish: karışıklık
  • Ukrainian: плутанина
  • Vietnamese: tình trạng hỗn độn
British English: hassle NOUN
A hassle is a situation that is difficult and involves problems, effort, or arguments with people.
I don't think it's worth the money or the hassle.
British English: to-do NOUN
When there is a to-do, people are very excited, confused, or angry about something.


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