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real
[rɪəl]
adjective
1. real (danger, fear, effort); auténtico(a) (authentic) (gold, leather)
  • real flowers flores (f pl) naturales
  • the real reason el verdadero motivo
  • a real friend un amigo de verdad
  • real ale = cerveza tostada de elaboración tradicional y con presión natural
2. real (actual)
  • the real world el mundo real
  • what does that mean in real terms? ¿qué significado tiene a efectos prácticos?
  • real estate (comercio) bienes mpl inmuebles
  • real estate agent agente (sustantivo masculino) inmobiliario(a) (Estados Unidos)
  • real estate developer promotor(ora) (sustantivo masculino o femenino) inmobiliario (Estados UnidosEsp), constructor(ora) (sustantivo masculino o femenino) (Am)
  • real property bienes mpl inmuebles (Estados Unidos)
3. (for emphasis)
  • a real idiot un tonto de remate
  • a real disaster un perfecto desastre
adverb
4. muy (familiar) (very) (Estados Unidos)
  • it's real good es superbueno(a)
real [rɪəl]
adjective
1 (true) [+reason, surprise, talent, achievement, progress] verdadero; [+power] efectivo; verdadero; [+cost, income] real; [+threat, hardship] serio; verdadero
Tina was not their real mother Tina no era su verdadera madre; you're a real friend eres un verdadero amigo; ¡vaya un amigo estás hecho!
what's your real reason for leaving?
the only real car accident that I've ever had el único accidente de coche de verdad que he tenido jamás; we have no real reason to suspect him no tenemos ninguna razón en particular para sospechar de él; it came as no real surprise to him no le sorprendió en absoluto; now, that's a real paella! ¡esto sí que es una paella (de verdad)!; get real! ¡baja de las nubes!
real or imagined feelings of inferiority that is the real reason for the muddle Though elections to parliament are held every five years, real power remains in the royal palace the real power is in the hands of X The growth and scale of Morgan's empire is a real [achievement] They have made real progress towards an agreement The [threat] of attack was a very real one. the government's decision poses a real threat to the profession ...a mother who is suffering from real hardship
there was real concern that the children were in danger la gente estaba realmente preocupada por que los niños estuvieran en peligro
I was never in any real danger nunca estuve realmente en peligro
the danger was very real el peligro era muy real
there was no real evidence that ... no había pruebas contundentes de que ...
my real home is in London mi verdadera casa or mi casa de verdad está en Londres
he showed real interest in science se mostraba verdaderamente interesado por la ciencia
in real life en la vida real; en la realidad
real life just isn't like that lo que pasa es que la vida real no es así
a real live film star una estrella de cine en carne y hueso
a real man un hombre de verdad; todo un hombre
she's in real pain le duele de verdad
it's a real problem es un verdadero problema
in real terms en términos reales
to be in real trouble estar metido en un buen lío (informal)
the real world el mundo real
2 (not fake) [+gold] de ley; auténtico; [+leather, diamond] auténtico; [+flowers] de verdad; [+silk] puro; [+cream] fresco
real coffee café de cafetera; café de verdad
it was caviar, the real McCoy era caviar del auténtico
this diamond's the real thing or the real McCoy este diamante es auténtico
this isn't the real thing, it's just a copy esto no es auténtico or genuino, es solo una copia
this was definitely love, the real thing esto era amor de verdad
the painting certainly seemed to be the real thing McCoy instant coffee can be disgusting, but the real thing McCoy is delicious this is the real [thing] at last it is a poor copy of the real thing
3 (great) verdadero
it's a real shame es una verdadera lástima; this dessert is a real treat este postre es un verdadero gustazo
It's a real pleasure to come home to a hot bath Then we had a real stroke of good luck.
to make real money ganar dinero de verdad
adverb
(US) (really) muy
he wrote some real good stories escribió unos relatos muy buenos or buenísimos; we had a real good time lo pasamos realmente bien; it's real heavy pesa mucho
see you again real soon! let's have lunch together / real soon
noun
for real de veras; de verdad
is this guy for real? ¿de qué va este tío? (informal); are you for real? ¿me estás tomando el pelo? (informal)
modifier
real ale (n) cerveza (f) de barril tradicional
real assets (n) propiedad (f) inmueble; bienes (m) raíces
real estate real property (n) (US) bienes (m) raíces; bienes (m) inmuebles
This refers to real property owned by both spouses
real time (n) (Comput) tiempo (m) real
real
adjective
1. real (verdadero)
2. royal (de la realeza)
masculine noun
3. real (moneda) (de Brasil) ; = old Spanish coin worth one quarter of a peseta
  • no tener un real not to have a penny to one's name
  • no valer un real (figurative) to be worthless
real
adjective
(verdadero) real
esta vez el dolor era real this time the pain was real; en la vida real in real life; la película está basada en hechos reales the film is based on real o actual events
real
adjective
1 (de la realeza) royal
la familia real the royal family; porque no me da la real gana because I don't damn well feel like it (familiar)
2 (espléndido) grand; splendid
una real hembra a fine figure of a woman
1 (also real de la feria) fairground
2 (Hist) army camp
asentar o sentar los reales (Mil) to set up camp; [+persona] to install o.s.
ha asentado sus reales en mi casa y de aquí no lo sacas he's installed himself in my house and you won't get him out of here
3 (Hist) (Economía) old Spanish coin of 25 céntimos, one quarter of a peseta
no tiene un real he hasn't a bean (familiar)
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