There are 2 main translations of lie in Spanish

: lie1lie2

lie1

posición, n.

Pronunciation /laɪ/ /lʌɪ/

noun

  • 1

    (in golf)
    posición feminine
    • Change the lie and the shot to keep your mind engaged.
    • You can play this shot off any lie, even bare ground if your wedge has minimal bounce.
    • As the lie gets deeper, the ball automatically goes farther back in your stance.
    • She decides to play the shot anyway, because the lie is so good.
    • If the heel is up then well-struck shots will go right, and the lie needs to be more upright to correct.
  • 2

    land
    • With the lie of Scottish theatreland already shifting, we are seeing a nascent, semiconscious shuffling for position for next year's awards.
    • Then, too, I am scared of tying too much money up here, not being entirely sure where the lie of the politics is.
    • You should brush along the lie of the hair, and in the places hardest for the cat to reach such as under the chin and the back of the neck.
    • You have been invited to play a new golf course and now want to find out more about it, perhaps even ‘walk’ the course in advance of your game or visualise the lie of the greens.
    • Look, the last thing that a star wants is to disrupt the lie of a dress by eating a cheeseburger before a show.

intransitive verb lies, lying, lay, lain

  • 1

    • 1.1(lie down)

      echarse
      acostarse
      tenderse
      tumbarse
      • You'll lie here and rest until the young master recommends otherwise for you!
      • By 11.30 pm, my stomach was growling and I was lying horizontal on the sofa yawning, as she made mention yet again of leaving.
      • She was lying, asleep we assumed, on the carpet outside our bedroom door.
      • His arms were bound to the surface he was lying on and so were his legs.
      • It would happen even when she was lying on her bed trying to rest.
      • She was lying on her bed, supported by her left arm as the right one flipped through magazines.
      • Instead, Chelsea finds her mother lying on the bed, her back supported by pillows to prop her up into a seated position.
      • When they finally made their way upstairs, Kate lay down on the bed and didn't resurface the rest of the night.
      • I was lying down to rest for a moment, and I must have drifted off.
      • Subjects were asked to lie on a support surface, positioning their left heel on the end cell of a support surface.
      • She cried out in pain and frustration, and remained where she lay.
      • She lies on an empty avenue overlooked by curious streetlights.
      • When they detect a predator, chicks either lay low in the nest and remain still, or lie on their backs and strike at the predator with their talons.
      • But lying there in that empty bedroom told me exactly what kind of girl I was, and what kind of girl I would never be.
      • Instead, I'm just staring blankly at the metal ceiling trying to keep my head empty whilst lying on the mattress.
      • Today she lay on her back and looked up at the gray sky through the twisted branches of the oak.
      • He had no idea how long he had been lying there, or how long he could have remained there before anyone came.
      • The sun had been beating fiercely down on her tear-streaked face as she saw her father lying there, dead.
      • The next time, he was lying dead in Bradford Royal Infirmary.
      • The dead woman lies cold and serene on a formal bier.

    • 1.2(be in lying position)

      estar tendido
      yacer literary
      he was lying flat on his back estaba tendido / acostado de espaldas
      • his body lay in the coffin el cadáver yacía en el ataúd
      • he often lies in bed until noon con frecuencia se queda en la cama hasta el mediodía
      • lie still! ¡quédate quieto!
      • she lay motionless on the floor estaba tendida en el suelo sin moverse
      • I lay awake for hours estuve horas sin poder dormir
      • she lay in a coma for three days estuvo tres días en coma
      • to lie with sb acostarse con algn

    • 1.3(be buried)

      yacer literary
      estar sepultado formal
      here lies John Smith aquí yacen los restos de John Smith
      • For more than 400 years, the remains of James Hepburn, the 4th Earl of Bothwell, have lain in a Danish church where they were turned into a grisly tourist attraction.
      • The corpses were left where they lay pending forensic examination today.
      • He lies among the remains of pontiffs from centuries past and near the tomb traditionally believed to be of the Apostle Peter, the first pope.
      • A large Celtic Cross stands in the middle of the plot and there too many of the Jones Family lay at rest underneath.

  • 2

    (be)
    (object) estar
    the papers lay where he had left them los papeles estaban donde los había dejado
    • the snow lay two feet deep la nieve tenía dos pies de espesor
    • the book lay open at page 304 el libro estaba abierto en la página 304
    • the tomb lay undisturbed for centuries pasaron siglos antes de que se diera con la tumba
    • it lies heavy on your stomach cae pesado (al estómago)
    • the factory still lay idle la fábrica seguía parada
    • the ship lay at anchor el barco estaba fondeado / anclado
    • will the snow lie? ¿cuajará la nieve?
    • After all, there would be no point in saving a building just for it to lie empty and rot.
    • As a child I wandered through it when it lay silent and empty.
    • For 170 years Ballina's Augustinian Abbey has lain derelict and inconspicuous at the bottom of Ardnaree near St Muredach's Cathedral.
    • Number thirty-two had lain empty for over a year, and its unlocked garage acted as our unofficial gang headquarters for dirty deeds and general hiding from parents.
    • The writings specify an abbey that has lain unused for a century, and that is what this is.
    • The body was taken from the villa up the hillside, where it lay for a night in the church.
    • His remains, which lay undisturbed for 59 years, have been found in a swamp near the town of Nieuw Chappelle, along with the wreckage of his plane.
    • Situated on the outskirts of Ballybunion, this church was built in 1930 and has now been lying idle and in a general state of disrepair for over three decades.
    • The original hospital buildings date back to the 1850s, but the site has lain empty for nearly five years while the Clements Park estate has grown up around it.
    • And, in some winter scenes, the landscapes lie still and silent as though waiting for the ice and snow to melt.
    • Other times, the water lies still and flat, reflecting the blaze of sunset and sunrise.
    • The walls were made of stone and a small pallet lay by two book cases.
    • Beer bottles and cups were scattered about the room and a pizza box lay open on the table.
    • He circled around the machine to where a sole book lay on a work surface.
    • Flip the pad on a preacher bench so your chest and abs rest on the inclined side and your arms lie along the flat, vertical side.
    • Make sure the paper flange and the staples lie flat against the board, to create an even surface for attaching the finished wall material.
    • She stepped closer to the bed where the open suitcase lay, picking up a pearl necklace.
    • This roomy yet compact bag lies flat, with adjustable compartments and a mesh opening for ventilation.
    • The river had come over its banks several times more since the big flood, and was up again today, and heavy rainfall lay on the surface rather than draining away.
    • For example the boot can take a child buggy and golf clubs, both items lying flat on the floor, between the rear wheel arches, without having to utilise the folding seat facility.
    • Her eyes grew accustomed to the starlight and she spotted her own shadow lying on the surface.
    • The emptied wax wrapper of a disposable cardboard bento box lay next to his sprawled mass.
    • Eventually, as she got older, the bank book lay unused in a drawer.
    • On the desk under the palm of her left hand lay a black book, a fairly thick one at that.
    • Then during a lull in the sickening waves of withdrawal, he noticed a pack of book matches lying on one of the flat, iron crosspieces between the bars.
    • To cook asparagus, remove the woody ends first and peel part way up if the stalks are tough, then place in a skillet where the stalks can lie flat.
    • The romance novel lay on Eva's boudoir dresser, open and ragged from her wear-and-tear for the last week and a half.
    • Only one thing lay there, a small black leather bound address book.
    • With eyes sharpened by experience, a senior member of the team has spotted remains lying beneath a felled palm tree.
    • Forty or fifty feet before it lay the broken remains of a section of stone wall that had been erected there, possibly as a target.
    • It's now that I notice the empty liquor bottles, lying broken on the floor.
  • 3

    • 3.1(be located)

      (building/city) encontrarse
      (building/city) estar
      (building/city) estar situado
      (building/city) estar ubicado
      Versailles lies 18 km west of Paris Versalles se encuentra / está a 18 kms al oeste de París
      • a group of islands lying off the west coast un conjunto de islas situadas cerca de la costa occidental
      • The town of Shanhaiguan lies on a five mile sliver of plain between mountains and sea, a pass that opens like an avenue into the heart of China.
      • Bishop's Crossing is a small village lying ten miles in a south-westerly direction from Liverpool.
      • The neutral locus lies at two different positions between two selected loci.
      • The proposed site for the centre lies between the Airport Road and the Burma Road.
      • As Newry's push for city status reaches fever pitch, a forgotten city lies merely 10 miles away from the frontier town.
      • On a Salmon River tributary downstream from Francis' place lies the site of the old mining town of Florence.
      • The village lies five miles east of Ilfracombe in a valley that runs from the north-western edge of the Exmoor upland down to the Bristol Channel.
      • I consider however that a means of overcoming the problem should be feasible although it may involve land lying between the appeal site and the river that is not in the control of the appellant.
      • Besides, the port lies just 10 nautical miles from the international shipping route.
      • Taxis are available for the ride into town, which lies just three miles away.
      • The city lies 100 miles south of the U.S. border in Baja, California.
      • The town of Whistler lies 15 miles away, just over the summit of 7,639-foot Rainbow Mountain.
      • The fact that Grange lies ten miles north of Sligo town means it is never likely to be considered a suburb of the town, which is just fine for the many people who call Grange home.
      • Culturally integrated but politically separate, the United States Territory of Guam lies thirty miles farther south at the bottom of the chain.
      • The Aral Sea lies within Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.
      • The top of the Kimmeridge Clay Formation lies within the more widely used, but poorly constrained, Tithonian Stage.
      • And it lies within a stone's throw of the most intensively used footpath on the North York Moors.
      • At Nagaon, it lies within a palm grove and is about an eight-minute walk from the Nagaon Beach - a complete horticulture project.
      • Still, the reef can be safely explored from dozens of places along the Queensland coast, where it lies within a couple of hours' boat trip from the shore.
      • As a matter of etiquette, York and Ainsty South had to give permission for hounds from other hunts to attend, as York Minster lies within its area.

    • 3.2(stretch)

      extenderse
      the vast ocean lay before them el inmenso océano se extendía ante ellos literary
      • Wind whistled against the hole in the back wall, which heightened the eerie effect of the scene which lay before them.
      • An open door lay beyond them and Chris could see the first few steps of the staircase that would lead him to the top floor.

  • 4

    (problem/difference) radicar
    (problem/difference) estribar
    (problem/difference) estar
    (answer) estar
    where do your sympathies lie? ¿con quién simpatizas?
    • the truth lies somewhere in between la verdad está en algún punto intermedio
    • it's hard to see where the problem lies es difícil ver en qué estriba / radica el problema
    • victory lay within his grasp tenía la victoria al alcance de la mano
    • a new life lay before them una nueva vida se abría ante ellos
    • what lies behind her cool exterior? ¿qué hay detrás de su fría apariencia?
    • Similarly, our comedies season is not just about laughter, but the yearning for harmony and reconciliation which lies at the heart of Shakespeare's great comedies.
    • The Belgian band encapsulated the friendly spirit of fraternity that lies at the heart of folk.
    • It's the coming together with a common purpose of two such different men that lies at the heart of his novel.
    • Imaginary resources, in the form of sovereign rents and aid flows, lie at the heart of the impasse.
    • Where there is trouble to be enacted, they lie at its bitter heart.
    • To perform the operation with pencil and paper one must start with the million or so numbers among which the solution is known to lie.
    • While an accurate prediction is near impossible, the attention of many in the market is now turning to the subject that lies at the heart of economic performance: consumer confidence.
    • The answer, of course, does not lie within the hallowed halls of government, finance or business.
    • The solution, of course, may not lie inside the churches at all.
    • As ever, a painting freezes a moment and expression in time and has the viewer wondering what story lies beneath the surface.
    • The power of art lies not in its surface beauty but in its quality of inducing self-reflection.
    • Therein lies the rub for those who would curb latte consumption with pocketbook reasoning.
    • The answer lies somewhere between these two extremes.
    • Perhaps the answer lies somewhere in the fact that the world is imperfect and gets more so every day.
    • In spite of these reform measures that favor the implementation of integration, a number of challenges still lie ahead.
    • The truth lies somewhere between these two extremes - although closer to the pro side than the con.
    • The answer lies just ahead in what many are calling the interview of the century.
    • The heroic prototype is considerably watered down and herein lies the crux of the problem.
    • Do one's loyalties lie on one side, the other, or somehow on both?
    • The real blame lies at the feet of the people who profit from this carnage.

There are 2 main translations of lie in Spanish

: lie1lie2

lie2

mentira, n.

Pronunciation /laɪ/ /lʌɪ/

noun

  • 1

    (untruth)
    mentira feminine
    that's a lie! ¡(eso es) mentira!
    • to tell lies decir mentiras
    • to live a lie vivir una mentira
    • to catch sb in a lie pescar a algn en una mentira
    • And I told the world that your case for the war was a pack of lies.
    • It implies that everything up until now has been a pack of lies.
    • I was appalled at the political mileage that was made out of a pack of lies told about desperate people in need.
    • It is largely a pack of lies but it is an ingeniously presented pack of lies.
    • They can be made by a young conscript who chooses to tell her family about the horrors to which she contributed, rather than maintain the silent lie of false heroism.
    • The first statement is an honest-to-goodness lie, the last a half truth.
    • The above was, of course, a pack of lies designed to illustrate the fact that fox hunting is not a sport.
    • This conformity makes them not false in a few particulars, authors of a few lies, but false in all particulars.
    • They tell lies, they give false addresses, they even take out temporary accommodation in the area.
    • But, on the merits, what he says in between is just flat-out false, a lie.
    • In the absence of such a consequence, the statement is a lie.
    • This is a farce, a cruel hoax, a pack of lies, a fraud.
    • The ingredients are fear, pejorative statements, secrecy, lies, a bought press and economic uncertainty.
    • Accordingly, you resort to false premises, lies and diversionary tactics.
    • It was as if everything I believed in was proved, in one revealing second, to be false, lies.
    • We make things too easy for ourselves if we regard such a statement as a barefaced lie.
    • I needn't remind you that this is the very same society that shackles them with its false smile and pristine lies and acts as a drug for the braindead masses.
    • Soon I would be thrust into the upper-class whirlwind of lies and false smiles.
    • But when you live a false life, the lies are all you have to keep you honest.
    • She was bold, brave and was able to get herself out of almost any situation through quick lies and witty deceptions.

intransitive verb lies, lying, lied, lied

  • 1

    (tell untruths)
    mentir
    to lie about sth mentir acerca de algo
    to lie to sb mentirle a algn
    • If we do, that would be tantamount to lying, deceit or unprofessionalism.
    • At every stage he has lied, prevaricated and obstructed this process of disarmament.
    • I think most children tend to tell the truth, particularly if it's in their best interests not to lie or fabricate.
    • Those young people have deliberately lied and falsified documents, which is fraud, misuse of a document, and so on.
    • Under these circumstances, you would surely say that your friend had lied: what he had said was false.
    • Both these people have lied and manipulated people through the press to believe one facade after another in order to get whatever it is they want…
    • If neither player lied, or if both players lied, assign the penalties to the Chooser and his Partner as prescribed in the basic game.
    • The people lied, betrayed one another, and frequently tried to kill each other.
    • They have lied, cheated and stolen - and a crime is a crime, no matter what influential social circles the criminal is fortunate enough to mix in.
    • But the sheriff in this case decided that the boys had lied.
    • Mary, how long did it take for them to come forward after the end of that trial and to learn that one of their own witnesses had lied?
    • So the survivors lied and hid their guilty secret and trauma.
    • Given that so many men in her life have lied, cheated on her and tried to sell stories about her, she would be forgiven for becoming just a bit cynical.
    • MacLean later learned, in 1942, while he was fighting in North Africa, that the Scot had lied.
    • Three have deliberately lied; two have never been interviewed to this day.
    • No one in the court bothered to think that the witnesses could be lying and presenting false testimonies.
    • Is that suggesting that the solicitor has lied before the Tribunal?
    • Yet there is scant evidence that doctors targeted by these organizations have lied on the stand.