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"Faintly" is an adverb which is often translated as "débilmente", and "really" is an adverb which is often translated as "muy". Learn more about the difference between "faintly" and "really" below.
faintly
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (vaguely)
a. débilmente
"I can't seem to remember my own address," said Alice faintly."No consigo recordar mi propia dirección", dijo Alice débilmente.
b. ligeramente
The victim wasn't conscious, but he was breathing faintly.La víctima no estaba consciente, pero respiraba ligeramente.
c. levemente
The initials "E.W." were faintly scratched into the wall.Las iniciales "E.W." estaban levemente grabadas en la pared.
d. apenas
We could faintly hear a train approaching in the distance.Apenas podíamos oír un tren acercándose a lo lejos.
2. (somewhat)
a. ligeramente
The girl's question amused the teacher faintly.La pregunta de la niña hizo reír ligeramente a la maestra.
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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. (very)
a. muy
I had a really good time with you last weekend.La pasé muy bien contigo el fin de semana pasado.
b. de verdad
Tana French's books are really good. You should read them.Los libros de Tana French son buenos de verdad. Deberías leerlos.
2. (truly)
a. de verdad
You're right; he really does look a lot like Humphrey Bogart.Tienes razón; de verdad se parece a Humphrey Bogart.
b. realmente
It really was unexpected.Realmente fue inesperado.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
3. (expressing surprise)
a. de verdad
You're going to have another slice of pizza? Really?¿De verdad vas a comer otro pedazo más de pizza?
b. en serio
You got into Harvard? Really? Congratulations!¿Te aceptaron en Harvard? ¿En serio? ¡Enhorabuena!
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