altogether
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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. (entirely)
a. totalmente
We were altogether thrilled by the circus performers.Quedamos totalmente fascinados con los artistas de circo.
b. del todo
I'm not altogether sure I trust that man in the trench coat and slippers.No estoy del todo segura de que me fíe de ese hombre con la gabardina y las pantuflas.
c. enteramente
I find it altogether odd that they wouldn't show up and wouldn't call either.Me resulta enteramente raro que no vengan y que tampoco llamen.
d. completamente
I have the sneaking suspicion that this bridge isn't altogether stable.Tengo la leve sospecha de que este puente no es completamente estable.
2. (as a sum)
a. en total
Altogether, there are seven of us, but three are yet to arrive.En total somos siete, pero tres todavía están por llegar.
3. (on the whole)
a. en general
Altogether he's a good person, but that doesn't mean I want to spend lots of time with him.En general es buena persona, pero eso no quiere decir que quiera pasar mucho tiempo con él.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(naked)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Beethoven appeared at the window of his apartment in the altogether.Beethoven apareció en la ventana de su apartamento en cueros.
I walked into the room and found her there in the altogether.Entré en la habitación y la encontré allí como Dios la trajo al mundo.
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altogether
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (entirely)
a. completamente, enteramente
I was not altogether pleasedno estaba del todo contento
2. (in total)
a. en total
3. (on the whole)
a. en general
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (colloquial)
a.
in the altogethercomo Dios lo/la trajo al mundo, en cueros
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altogether [ˌɔːltəˈɡeðəʳ]
adverb
1 (in all) en total
altogether, he played in 40 matches en total, participó en 40 partidos
altogether, it took him 4 hours to prepare the lunch
how much is that altogether? ¿cuánto es en total?
how many are there altogether?
altogether it was rather unpleasant en general fue muy desagradable
altogether, it wasn't very pleasant altogether it had been a disastrous holiday
2 (entirely) [+stop, disappear] por completo; del todo; [+different, impossible] totalmente; [+wonderful] realmente
he abandoned his work altogether dejó de trabajar por completo or del todo; she looked altogether lovely estaba realmente encantadora
I'm not altogether happy with your work no estoy del todo satisfecho con tu trabajo
Asia was another matter altogether lo de Asia era un tema totalmente diferente
"do you believe him?" — "not altogether" —¿le crees? —no del todo
it's altogether out of the question es totalmente imposible
I'm not altogether sure no estoy del todo seguro; no estoy totalmente seguro
it's altogether too complicated es realmente demasiado complicado
it's altogether easier to do it by hand the holiday/meal was altogether wonderful I thought it might [disappear] altogether the noise had stopped altogether ...an altogether different kind of support...
noun
in the altogether (naked) en cueros (informal)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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