Quick answer
"De verdad" is an interjection which is often translated as "really", and "verdad" is a noun which is often translated as "truth". Learn more about the difference between "de verdad" and "verdad" below.
de verdad(
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (seriously)
a. really
¡Ganaste el premio mayor! - ¿De verdad?You won the grand prize! - Really?
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (genuine)
a. real
¿Por qué me miras así? ¿Nunca has visto un vaquero de verdad?Why are you looking at me like that? Haven't you ever seen a real cowboy?
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (actually)
a. really
De verdad no sé si te guste lo que te traje, pero espero que sí.I really don't know if you'll like what I brought you, but I hope so.
4. (truly)
a. for real
Bien muchachos, estuvo bien la práctica, pero ahora juegan de verdad.Well boys, practice went well, but now it's time to play for real.
b. honestly
Cuando te conocí, de verdad no sabía que ibas a ser tan importante en mi vida.When I met you, I honestly didn't know how important you were going to be in my life.
c. really
Sí, de verdad me encanta el betabel crudo.Yes, I really do love raw beets.
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (veracity)
a. truth
Te estoy diciendo la verdad y nada más que la verdad.I'm telling you the truth and nothing but the truth.
2. (reality)
a. truth
La verdad es que nunca me quiero casar.The truth is that I don't ever want to get married.
b. fact
Es una verdad aterradora que hayan ejecutado a muchos inocentes.It is a terrifying fact that many innocent people have been executed.
3. (in tag questions)
a. right
Vienes a la fiesta, ¿verdad?You're coming to the party, right?
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Invitamos nosotros, ¿verdad?We're paying, aren't we?
Te gusta Marta, ¿verdad?You like Marta, don't you?
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