dearly
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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. (with affection)
a. mucho
They loved each other dearly, but that doesn't mean they never fought.Se querían mucho, pero eso no quiere decir que nunca hayan reñido.
b. de verdad
I would dearly love to be able to go back to Barcelona.Me encantaría de verdad poder volver a Barcelona.
2. (at great cost)
a. caro
You're going to pay dearly for the evil you've done.Lo vas pagar caro por el mal que has hecho.
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dearly
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (very much)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I love him dearlylo quiero muchísimo
I would dearly love to knowme encantaría saberlo
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
she paid dearly for her mistakepagó muy caro su error
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dearly [ˈdɪəlɪ]
adverb
1 (very much) mucho; de verdad
I loved him dearly lo quería mucho or de verdad; I should dearly love to go me encantaría ir
his dearly beloved wife su amada esposa
dearly beloved, we are gathered here today ... queridos or amados hermanos, estamos aquí reunidos hoy ...
the dearly departed el queridísimo difunto/la queridísima difunta
2 (at great cost) caro
victory for the Russians was dearly bought los rusos pagaron un precio muy alto por la victoria
to cost sb dearly costar caro a algn
it cost him dearly le costó caro
to pay dearly for sth pagar algo caro
he paid dearly for his mistake pagó caro su error
The Republican candidate's admissions about his failure to pay taxes cost him dearly
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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