sério

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Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin sērius (serious), from Proto-Indo-European *swēr- (heavy).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɛ.ɾi.u/, /ˈsɛ.ɾju/
  • Hyphenation: sé‧ri‧o

Adjective[edit]

sério m (feminine séria, plural sérios, feminine plural sérias; comparable)

  1. serious; solemn (without humor or expression of happiness)
    João é uma pessoa séria.
    John is a serious person.
    Este é um documentário sério sobre os romanos.
    This is a serious documentary about the Romans.
  2. serious (leaving no room for play; needing great attention)
    Crime é um problema sério.
    Crime is a serious problem.
  3. (of diseases and other medical conditions) dangerous
    Pneumonia é uma doença séria.
    Pneumonia is a serious illness.
  4. which can’t be joked about; no laughing matter
    Autismo é coisa séria.
    Autism is no laughing matter.
  5. (of a disaster or accident) grave
    A queda de um prédio é um acidente sério.
    The collapse of a building is a grave accident.

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Adverb[edit]

sério (comparative mais sério superlative o mais sério)

  1. concerning serious matters
    Preciso falar sério contigo.
    I need to speak about something serious with you.

Noun[edit]

sério m (uncountable)

  1. a game in which two people stare at each other and the first one to laugh loses

Interjection[edit]

sério?

  1. really? (indicating surprise at, or requesting confirmation of)

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