Quick answer
"Confident" is an adjective which is often translated as "seguro de sí mismo", and "sure" is an adjective which is often translated as "seguro". Learn more about the difference between "confident" and "sure" below.
confident(
kan
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fih
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dihnt
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (self-confident)
a. seguro de sí mismo (person)
Our boss is very confident in everything that she does.Nuestra jefa está muy segura de sí misma en todo lo que hace.
b. hecho con seguridad (action)
That was a confident and effective presentation, Luis. Congratulations!Fue una presentación efectiva hecha con seguridad, Luis. ¡Te felicito!
2. (certain)
a. seguro
You are a highly talented person, so I'm confident that you'll win the competition.Eres una persona llena de talento, y por eso estoy seguro de que ganarás el concurso.
b. lleno de confianza
The bride responded with a confident "yes" to the judge's question.La novia respondió a la pregunta del juez con un "sí" lleno de confianza.
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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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