See also: serio, Serio, and Sério


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Learned borrowing from Latin sērius (serious), from Proto-Indo-European *swer- (heavy).



sério m (feminine singular séria, masculine 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.
    Synonyms: austero, sóbrio, solene
  2. serious (leaving no room for play; needing great attention)
    Crime é um problema sério.
    Crime is a serious problem.
    Synonym: importante
  3. (of diseases and other medical conditions) dangerous
    Pneumonia é uma doença séria.
    Pneumonia is a serious illness.
    Synonyms: grave, perigoso
  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.
    Synonym: grave



Derived termsEdit


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.
    Synonym: seriamente


sério m (uncountable)

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



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

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