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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (veritable)
a. authentic
Piezas arqueológicas sirias auténticas han aparecido a la venta en el mercado negro.Authentic Syrian artifacts have appeared for sale on the black market.
b. genuine
Necesitamos verificar si el documento es auténtico.We need to confirm whether the document is genuine.
c. real
Estas perlas son de plástico; no son auténticas.These pearls are made of plastic; they're not real.
2. (sincere)
a. genuine
Sé que tu sonrisa no era auténtica porque se te notaba en la mirada.I know your smile wasn't genuine because you could tell from the look in your eyes.
3. (used to emphasize)
a. real
El accidente fue una auténtica catástrofe. Murieron más de 20 personas.The accident was a real tragedy. More than 20 people died.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
Regionalism used in Spain
a. great
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
¡Qué auténtico es este tío! ¡Y cómo toca la guitarra!This guy's great! And he can really play the guitar!
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. genuine, real
ser auténticoto be genuine
un auténtico imbécila real idiot
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1 (legítimo) authentic; [+persona] genuine
un auténtico espíritu de servicio a true spirit of service; es un auténtico campeón he's a real champion; este es copia y no el auténtico this one is a copy and not the real one; días de auténtico calor days of real heat; really hot days
2 (estupendo) great (familiar); brilliant (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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