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"Certain" is an adjective which is often translated as "seguro", and "sure" is an adjective which is also often translated as "seguro". Learn more about the difference between "certain" and "sure" below.
certain(
suhr
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tihn
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (definite)
a. seguro
What is certain is that technology will keep advancing.Lo que es seguro es que la tecnología seguirá avanzando.
2. (convinced)
a. seguro
I can't be completely certain, it's just a suspicion.No estoy completamente segura, es solo una sospecha.
3. (particular)
a. cierto
Certain things are better left unsaid.Ciertas cosas es mejor callárselas.
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sure(
shuhr
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (certain)
a. seguro
Are you sure that you want to eat another donut?¿Estás seguro de que quieras comer otra dona?
2. (confident)
a. seguro
Michael Jordan stepped onto the court, sure that he could beat Karl Malone.Michael Jordan entró a la cancha, seguro que podría vencer a Karl Malone.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (certainly)
a. de veras
Her new boyfriend sure is handsome.Su nuevo novio de veras es buenmozo.
b. de verdad
It sure is hot in the Sahara Desert.De verdad que hace calor en el desierto del Sahara.
c. sí que
It sure is coming down out there!¡Sí que está lloviendo afuera!
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
4. (of course)
a. claro
Do you want to go to the movies? - Sure!¿Quieres ir al cine? - ¡Claro!
b. cómo no
Thanks for helping me out. - Sure!Gracias por ayudarme. - ¡Cómo no!
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