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.
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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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (general)
a. absolutamente, completamente
you're absolutely righttienes toda la razón
do you support him? — absolutely¿lo apoyas? — completamente
absolutely not!¡en absoluto!
it is absolutely forbiddenestá terminantemente prohibido
absolutely [ˈæbsəluːtlɪ]
1 (completely) [+clear, impossible, alone, untrue] completamente; totalmente; [+hilarious, beautiful, wonderful] realmente; [+exhausted, horrible] totalmente; [+necessary] absolutamente
it's absolutely boiling in here! ¡aquí dentro hace un calor infernal!
he's absolutely delighted at being a father again está contentísimo de volver a ser padre
the food was absolutely disgusting la comida era verdaderamente asquerosa
punctuality is absolutely essential la puntualidad es de vital importancia
absolutely everybody absolutamente todo el mundo
absolutely everything absolutamente todo
you can buy them absolutely [everywhere]
I've looked absolutely everywhere for it lo he buscado absolutamente por todas partes
your hands are absolutely filthy tienes las manos sucísimas or verdaderamente sucias
it is absolutely forbidden to queda terminantemente prohibido
it's absolutely freezing in here! ¡aquí dentro hace un frío que pela!
absolutely [nobody] turned up to the lecture
it makes absolutely no difference no cambia nada en absoluto
absolutely nobody/nothing nadie/nada en absoluto
to be absolutely right tener toda la razón
to lie absolutely still permanecer tumbado completamente quieto
are you absolutely sure? ¿estás completamente seguro?
it's absolutely true es la pura verdad; es totalmente cierto
that is absolutely untrue did you have to go and tell absolutely [everybody]? when they moved out they took absolutely [everything], including the light bulbs
2 (unconditionally) [+refuse, deny] rotundamente; [+believe] firmemente
I absolutely refuse to get married
I agree absolutely estoy totalmente de acuerdo
I deny it absolutely
3 (certainly) desde luego
"it's worrying, isn't it?" — "absolutely" —es preocupante ¿verdad? —desde luego
absolutely not! ¡de ninguna manera!
"does this affect your attitude to your work?" — "absolutely not" —¿afecta esto a su actitud hacia su trabajo? —no, en absoluto
4 (Gram)
adverbs used absolutely adverbios de uso absoluto
a verb used absolutely
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