Quick answer
"Completely" is an adverb which is often translated as "completamente", and "altogether" is an adverb which is often translated as "totalmente". Learn more about the difference between "completely" and "altogether" below.
completely(
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plit
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li
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (entirely)
a. completamente
We want completely different things out of life.Queremos cosas completamente distintas de nuestras vidas.
b. totalmente
I completely agree with you.Estoy totalmente de acuerdo con ustedes.
c. por completo
The clothes haven't dried completely.La ropa no se ha secado por completo.
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altogether(
al
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duh
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geh
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thuhr
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (entirely)
a. totalmente
We were altogether thrilled by the circus performers.Quedamos totalmente fascinados con los artistas de circo.
b. del todo
I'm not altogether sure I trust that man in the trench coat and slippers.No estoy del todo segura de que me fíe de ese hombre con la gabardina y las pantuflas.
c. enteramente
I find it altogether odd that they wouldn't show up and wouldn't call either.Me resulta enteramente raro que no vengan y que tampoco llamen.
d. completamente
I have the sneaking suspicion that this bridge isn't altogether stable.Tengo la leve sospecha de que este puente no es completamente estable.
2. (as a sum)
a. en total
Altogether, there are seven of us, but three are yet to arrive.En total somos siete, pero tres todavía están por llegar.
3. (on the whole)
a. en general
Altogether he's a good person, but that doesn't mean I want to spend lots of time with him.En general es buena persona, pero eso no quiere decir que quiera pasar mucho tiempo con él.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(naked)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Beethoven appeared at the window of his apartment in the altogether.Beethoven apareció en la ventana de su apartamento en cueros.
I walked into the room and found her there in the altogether.Entré en la habitación y la encontré allí como Dios la trajo al mundo.
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