literal

literal
adjective
1. (verbatim) 
a. literal 
Tom's literal translation fails to convey the underlying cultural assumptions.La traducción literal de Tom no transmite los supuestos culturales subyacentes.
They say they're following a literal interpretation of their holy book, but they ignore contradictory passages.Dicen que siguen al pie de la letra su libro sagrado, pero ignoran pasajes contradictorios.
2. (authentic) 
a. literal 
Kenny lives in a literal dump. His house is filled with piles of junk.Kenny vive en un literal basurero. Su casa esta llena de montañas de basura.
3. (unimaginative) 
a. no direct translation 
Elliot is too literal; you have to explain jokes twice to him.Elliot no tiene imaginación; tienes que explicarle los chistes dos veces.
Liz is very literal and won't get the hidden meaning of your drawing.Liz es poco imaginativa y no va a captar el significado oculto de tu dibujo.
noun
4. (printing) (United Kingdom) 
a. la errata (F) 
I found several literals in the novel I just read.Encontré varias erratas en la novela que acabo de leer.
literal
adjective
1. (general) 
a. literal 
literal [ˈlɪtərəl]
adjective
1 [+sense, translation] literal
they follow a literal interpretation of the Bible siguen la Biblia al pie de la letra; to be literal about sth tomar algo al pie de la letra; he's a very literal person es una persona que todo se lo toma al pie de la letra
some Hongkongers were very literal about what they had been promised Dennis is a very literal person
2 (as intensifier)
a literal fact un hecho real
this is a literal fact that applies to every married person
the literal truth la pura verdad
he was saying no more than the literal truth
noun
(Tip) errata (f)
Phrases with "literal"
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the literal translation
la traducción literal

literal

literal
adjective
1. (not figurative) 
a. literal 
El poeta utilizó la palabra en el sentido metafórico, no en el literal.The poet used the word metaphorically and not in the literal sense.
2. (exactly as stated) 
a. literal 
Esa no es una cita literal. Cambiaste algunas palabras.That's not a literal quote. You changed some words.
El texto es una transcripción literal del discurso.The text is a word-for-word transcription of the speech.
3. (in a direct correlation) 
a. literal 
A veces la traducción literal no suena natural en el idioma de llegada.Sometimes the literal translation doesn't sound natural in the target language.
Este programa solamente hace traducciones literales.This software only does word-for-word translations.
literal
adjective
1. (general) 
a. literal 
literal
adjective
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