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"Sure" is an adjective which is often translated as "seguro", and "I'm sure" is a phrase which is often translated as "estoy seguro". Learn more about the difference between "sure" and "I'm sure" below.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (certain)
a. seguro
Are you sure that you want to eat another donut?¿Estás seguro de que quieras comer otra dona?
2. (confident)
a. seguro
Michael Jordan stepped onto the court, sure that he could beat Karl Malone.Michael Jordan entró a la cancha, seguro que podría vencer a Karl Malone.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (certainly)
a. de veras
Her new boyfriend sure is handsome.Su nuevo novio de veras es buenmozo.
b. de verdad
It sure is hot in the Sahara Desert.De verdad que hace calor en el desierto del Sahara.
c. sí que
It sure is coming down out there!¡Sí que está lloviendo afuera!
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
4. (of course)
a. claro
Do you want to go to the movies? - Sure!¿Quieres ir al cine? - ¡Claro!
b. cómo no
Thanks for helping me out. - Sure!Gracias por ayudarme. - ¡Cómo no!
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I'm sure(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (general)
a. estoy seguro
I'm sure you won't have any problems if you tell them you know me.Estoy seguro de que no tendrás ningún problema si les dices que me conoces.
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