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"Utterly" is an adverb which is often translated as "completamente", and "absolutely" is an adverb which is often translated as "absolutamente". Learn more about the difference between "utterly" and "absolutely" below.
utterly(
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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. (general)
a. completamente
The building was utterly destroyed in the fire.El edificio quedó completamente destrozado por el incendio.
b. totalmente
The shooting that took place yesterday was utterly horrifying.El tiroteo que ocurrió ayer fue totalmente horroroso.
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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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