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"Whatsoever" is an adverb which is often translated as "en absoluto", and "absolutely" is an adverb which is often translated as "absolutamente". Learn more about the difference between "whatsoever" and "absolutely" below.
whatsoever
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (at all)
a. en absoluto
I've been informed of nothing whatsoever about the current situation.No me han informado nada en absoluto sobre la situación actual.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (whatever)
a. cualquiera que fuera
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
Whatsoever reason that the accused had committed the crime, he will be convicted.Cualquiera que fuera la razón por la que cometió el crimen, el acusado será condenado.
b. sea cual sea
We should all be kind to people, whatsoever beliefs we have.Todos deberíamos ser amables con las personas, sean cuales sean nuestras creencias.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
3.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(relative)
a. fuere lo que fuere
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(past)
Whatsoever the princess requested, the king could not deny her.Fuere lo que fuere que la princesa pidiera, el rey no podía negárselo.
b. sea lo que sea (future)
I'll eat whatsoever is in the fridge.Me voy a comer sea lo que sea que haya en el refri.
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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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