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"Loudly" is an adverb which is often translated as "alto", and "loud" is an adjective which is often translated as "fuerte". Learn more about the difference between "loudly" and "loud" below.
loudly(
laud
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li
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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. (at high volume)
a. alto
My neighbors play music so loudly that the walls shake.Mis vecinos tocan música tan alto que las paredes tiemblan.
b. en voz alta
Please say your name loudly so that the jury may hear.Por favor diga su nombre en voz alta para que el jurado pueda oír.
c. fuerte
You were laughing so loudly that I couldn't hear what they were saying.Te reías tan fuerte que no pude oír lo que decían.
2. (with intensity)
a. fuertemente
The fifth-graders loudly protested their pop quiz.Los alumnos del quinto grado protestaron fuertemente contra el examen sorpresa.
3. (dressing garishly)
a. llamativamente
There is no dress code for the wedding, but please avoid dressing too loudly.No hay reglas de vestuario para la boda, pero evite vestirse muy llamativamente.
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loud(
laud
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (noisy)
a. fuerte (noise)
The explosion was so loud that I partially lost my hearing for a while.La explosión fue tan fuerte que no oí bien durante un tiempo.
b. ruidoso (party or place)
There's a very loud party going on at the end of the street.Están haciendo una fiesta muy ruidosa al final de la calle.
c. alto (music or radio)
My neighbor complained because I had the music too loud.Mi vecino se quejó porque tenía la música demasiado alta.
2. (color)
a. chillón
She loves wearing loud colors in summer.Le encanta llevar colores chillones en verano.
b. llamativo
He wore a loud check waistcoat.Llevaba un llamativo chaleco de cuadros.
3. (vociferous)
a. chillón (person)
The Andersons are a loud bunch.Los Anderson son una pandilla de chillones.
b. vocinglero (person)
I just can't stand loud guys like him.Es que no soporto a tipos vocingleros como él.
c. enérgico (protest)
They were denied entry despite loud protests.Se les negó la entrada, a pesar de sus enérgicas protestas.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
4. (loudly)
a. alto
I'll bring you a microphone if you can't speak louder.Le traeré un micrófono si no puede hablar más alto.
b. fuerte
The radio was turned up loud.Habían puesto la radio muy fuerte.
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