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To lie in Spanish 🇪🇸


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

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Pronunciation

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7 months ago

mentir info.

Tips to remember the word “mentir”:
– Think of the English word “mentality” and associate lying with having a “lying mentality”
– Relate it to the English word “mendacious,” which means untruthful

Explanations:
– “Mentir” is the Spanish verb for “to lie” or to tell an untruth.

Other words that mean the same thing:
РEnga̱ar (to deceive)
– Falsear (to falsify)
– Fingir (to pretend or to fake, sometimes used in the context of lying)

“Mentir” is an infinitive verb, and like other Spanish verbs, it is conjugated differently depending on the tense and subject. Here are the conjugations in the indicative mood:

Present:
– yo miento
Рt̼ mientes
Р̩l/ella/usted miente
– nosotros/nosotras mentimos
– vosotros/vosotras mentís
– ellos/ellas/ustedes mienten

Preterite (simple past):
– yo mentí
Рt̼ mentiste
– él/ella/usted mintió
– nosotros/nosotras mentimos
– vosotros/vosotras mentisteis
– ellos/ellas/ustedes mintieron

Imperfect (past habitual action):
– yo mentía
– tú mentías
– él/ella/usted mentía
– nosotros/nosotras mentíamos
– vosotros/vosotras mentíais
– ellos/ellas/ustedes mentían

Future:
Рyo mentir̩
– tú mentirás
– él/ella/usted mentirá
– nosotros/nosotras mentiremos
Рvosotros/vosotras mentir̩is
– ellos/ellas/ustedes mentirán

Conditional:
– yo mentiría
– tú mentirías
– él/ella/usted mentiría
– nosotros/nosotras mentiríamos
– vosotros/vosotras mentiríais
– ellos/ellas/ustedes mentirían

Examples of sentences that use “mentir”:
– No debes mentir a tus padres. (You should not lie to your parents.)
– Siempre mientes cuando estás en problemas. (You always lie when you’re in trouble.)
– ¿Por qué me mentiste sobre dónde estuviste anoche? (Why did you lie to me about where you were last night?)
– En el juicio, le recordaron al testigo que no debía mentir. (At the trial, the witness was reminded not to lie.)
– Me prometiste que no mentirías más. (You promised me you would not lie anymore.)
– Cuando era niño, aprendí que mentir es malo. (When I was a child, I learned that lying is bad.)

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