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"Fairly" is an adverb which is often translated as "con justicia", and "absolutely" is an adverb which is often translated as "absolutamente". Learn more about the difference between "fairly" and "absolutely" below.
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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. (justly)
a. con justicia
The prisoners were treated fairly and humanely.Se trató a los prisioneros con justicia y humanamente.
b. justamente
The tribunal decided that the company had acted fairly.El tribunal decidió que la empresa había actuado justamente.
c. con imparcialidad
Everyone has a right to be treated fairly.Todos tienen derecho a ser tratados con imparcialidad.
d. equitativamente
The benefits of economic growth have not been distributed fairly.Los beneficios del crecimiento económico no se distribuyeron equitativamente.
2. (by the rules)
a. limpiamente
We won this election fairly.Hemos ganado estas elecciones limpiamente.
b. limpio
He accused him of not playing fairly.Lo acusó de no jugar limpio.
3. (quite)
a. bastante
Opening a bank account is a fairly straightforward process.Abrir una cuenta bancaria es un proceso bastante sencillo.
4. (as intensifier)
a. verdaderamente
My uncle fairly jumped from his seat at the news of my cousin's marriage.Mi tío verdaderamente saltó del asiento ante la noticia del casamiento de mi primo.
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absolutely(
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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. (completely)
a. absolutamente
Taking a break from the news now and then is absolutely necessary for my mental health.Tomar un descanso de las noticias de vez en cuando es absolutamente necesario para mi salud mental.
b. totalmente
Do you really believe that human beings are absolutely alone in the universe?¿De verdad crees que los seres humanos está totalmente solos en el universo?
c. completamente
The police chief made it absolutely clear that public drunkenness will not be tolerated.El jefe de policía dejó completamente claro que la embriaguez pública no se tolerará.
d. terminantemente
Feeding animals in the national park is absolutely forbidden.Darle comida a los animales en el parque nacional está terminantemente prohibido.
e. rotundamente
She absolutely denied playing any part in the assassination attempt.Negó rotundamente haber participado de algún modo en el intento de asesinato.
f.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
She says that women are absolutely not underrepresented in her party.Dice que las mujeres no están en absoluto subrepresentadas en su partido.
This chocolate mousse is absolutely delicious!¡Este mousse de chocolate está deliciosísimo!
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
2. (yes)
a. por supuesto
Would you like some ice cream? - Absolutely!¿Quieres helado? - ¡Por supuesto!
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