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Lie in Spanish 🇪🇸


in English in Spanish S
lie mentira
How to say “lie” in Spanish? “Mentira”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “mentira” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on lie in Spanish like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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La mentira…

…tiene patas cortas.

a year ago

Synonyms

falsedad (falsehood), engaño (deception), farsa (lie)

6 months ago

Origin

Derived from Latin “mentīri” (to lie)

6 months ago

Pronunciation

Normal speech: mehn-TEE-rah
IPA: /menˈtiɾa/

8 months ago

Tip

To lie is mentir so mentira

8 months ago

mentira info.

Tips to remember the word “mentira”:
– Associate “mentira” with “mentir,” which means “to lie,” noticing the similarity with the English word “mental.” When someone tells a lie, they are creating a false story in their mind.
– Think of the English word “myth,” which refers to a fictional tale, similar to a lie.
– Use the phrase “Me no mentira,” which sounds similar to “me no liar,” to remind yourself of its meaning.

Explanations:
– “Mentira” is a noun that refers to a false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive; an intentional untruth; a falsehood.

Other words that mean the same thing:
– “Falsedad” (falsehood)
– “Engaño” (deceit)
– “Fabricación” (fabrication)
– “Fábula” (fable, when used to mean a fictitious story)

Alternate meanings like slang:
– “Mentira” can be used informally to express disbelief, similar to saying “No way!” or “You’re kidding!”
– In some contexts, “mentira piadosa” refers to a “white lie,” a harmless or trivial lie, often told to avoid hurting someone’s feelings.

Examples of sentences that use “mentira”:
– “Ella descubrió que todo lo que él había dicho era una mentira.”
(She discovered that everything he had said was a lie.)
– “No tolero la mentira en ninguna de sus formas.”
(I do not tolerate lies in any of their forms.)
– “La mentira tiene patas cortas,” which is a saying equivalent to “truth will out” or “lies don’t travel far.”
– “Me dijo que era rico, pero era una mentira para impresionarme.”
(He told me he was rich, but it was a lie to impress me.)
– “En este juego de cartas, puedes usar la mentira para ganar.”
(In this card game, you can use bluffing to win.)

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