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"For real" is an adverb which is often translated as "en serio", and "seriously" is an adverb which is often translated as "seriamente". Learn more about the difference between "for real" and "seriously" below.
for real(
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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.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(truly)
a. en serio
I'm getting out of here, for real.Voy a escapar de aquí, en serio.
b. de verdad
I want to kiss you for real.Quiero besarte de verdad.
c. de veras
Taylor said she stole a car last summer. - For real?Taylor dijo que robó un coche el verano pasado. - ¿De veras?
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(true)
a. de verdad
Their love is for real.Su amor es de verdad.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
3.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(affirmation)
a. claro
Lauren was an incredible woman, and she broke my heart. - For real.Lauren era una mujer increíble y me rompió el corazón. - Claro.
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seriously(
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uhs
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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. (earnestly)
a. seriamente
I'm seriously considering starting a restaurant business.Estoy considerando seriamente empezar un negocio de restaurante.
b. en serio
Seriously though, you shouldn't wait too long.Hablando en serio, no deberías demorarte mucho.
c. con seriedad
The governor spoke seriously about the water shortage in the state.El gobernador habló con seriedad acerca de la falta de agua en el estado.
2. (gravely)
a. gravemente
Tomas was seriously injured in the accident and may never walk again.Tomás fue gravemente herido en el accidente y puede ser que no vuelva a caminar jamás.
b. seriamente
The singer was seriously hurt when he tried to fly a drone during the concert.El cantante se lastimó seriamente cuando intentó manipular un dron durante el concierto.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(very)
a. de verdad
The area around San Antonio is seriously flat.La zona alrededor de San Antonio es plana de verdad.
b. a tope
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Felipe is seriously smart.Felipe es inteligente a tope.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
4. (used to express incredulity)
a. en serio
I'm moving to Japan next week. - Seriously?Me mudo a Japón la semana que viene. - ¿En serio?
b. de verdad
I don't like french fries. - Seriously?No me gustan las papas fritas. - ¿De verdad?
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