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"En realidad" is an adverb which is often translated as "in reality", and "mínimo" is a noun which is often translated as "minimum". Learn more about the difference between "en realidad" and "mínimo" below.
en realidad(
ehn
 
rreh
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ah
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lee
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dahd
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (as a matter of fact)
a. in reality
En realidad, ganaron porque hicieron trampa.In reality, they won because they cheated.
b. actually
En realidad, esto es más de lo que esperaba.This is actually more than I had expected.
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mínimo(
mee
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nee
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moh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (lowest limit)
a. minimum
En invierno, la temperatura puede caer a un mínimo de -10 grados Celsius.In winter, the temperature can reach a minimum of -10 degrees Celsius.
2. (mathematics)
a. minimum
Calcula el mínimo y el máximo de la función dada.Calculate the minimum and the maximum of the given function.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (lowest degree)
a. minimum
Se aumentó el salario mínimo a $15 por hora.The minimum wage was raised to $15 an hour.
4. (very small)
a. minimal
La noticia tuvo un impacto mínimo en las redes sociales.The news had a minimal impact on social media.
b. tiny
Tuve que dormir en una habitación mínima que no tenía ni ventanas.I had to sleep in a tiny room with no windows.
c. minute
Necesito ponerme las gafas. No veo nada de lo que dice esta letra mínima.I need to get my glasses. I can't read this minute handwriting.
5. (faintest)
a. slightest
¡Silencio! Mi papá está durmiendo y se despierta al mínimo ruido.Be quiet! My dad's sleeping and he wakes up at the slightest noise.
b. least
Te llamé como mínimo cinco veces. ¿Por qué no atendías?I called you at least five times. Why didn't you pick up?
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