Quick answer
"Fairly" is an adverb which is often translated as "con justicia", and "very" is an adverb which is often translated as "muy". Learn more about the difference between "fairly" and "very" below.
fairly(
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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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very(
veh
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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. (extremely)
a. muy
He is very clever and very handsome too.Es muy inteligente y muy guapo también.
2. (absolutely)
a. muy
We'll have it ready at the very earliest on Friday.Lo tendremos preparado como muy pronto el viernes.
3. (as short answer)
a. muy
Is she rich? Very.¿Es rica? Muy.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (precise)
a. mismo
That very day we bought the house.Ese mismo día compramos la casa.
5. (absolute)
a. justo
You will find it at the very end of the corridor.Lo encontrarás justo al final del pasillo.
b. mero
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
It's in the very middle of nowhere.Está en el mero centro de ninguna parte.
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