An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (undoubtedly)
a. definitivamente
They are definitely leaving for Spain today.Definitivamente saldrán hoy para España.
b. sin duda
When it comes to cutting hair, she definitely knows what she's doing.Cuando se trata de cortar cabello, ella sin duda sabe lo que está haciendo.
c. decididamente
People will definitely be talking a lot about Greece and the European Union.Decididamente habrá mucha discusión sobre Grecia y la Unión Europea.
2. (definitively)
a. definitivamente
After reading the reviews, I am definitely not eating at that restaurant.Después de leer las críticas, definitivamente no comeré en ese restaurante.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
3. (without a doubt)
a. claro
Do you want to go to Costa Rica? - Definitely!¿Quieres ir a Costa Rica? - ¡Claro!
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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. (certainly)
a. con certeza
I'll definitely be thereseguro que estaré allí
are you going? — definitely!¿vas a ir? — ¡claro!
definitely not!¡desde luego que no!
2. (noticeably; improved, superior)
a. claramente, sin duda
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definitely [ˈdefɪnɪtlɪ]
1 (definitively) [+agree, arrange, decide] definitivamente
I haven't definitely decided on law school todavía no he decidido hacer derecho definitivamente; the date has not yet been definitely decided aún no se ha decidido una fecha definitiva; they have not said definitely whether they will attend no han dicho de forma definitiva que vayan a asistir
2 (certainly)
something should definitely be done about that decididamente, deberían hacer algo al respecto; yes, we definitely do need a car sí, está clarísimo que necesitamos un coche; sí, decididamente necesitamos un coche; he is definitely leaving es seguro que se va; definitivamente se va; they are definitely not for sale definitivamente no están a la venta; I'll definitely go seguro que iré; she definitely said two o'clock estoy seguro de que dijo a las dos en punto; she said definitely two o'clock dijo que seguro que a los dos en punto; I will definitely get it finished by tomorrow definitivamente lo termino para mañana; seguro que lo termino para mañana; it's definitely better es sin duda mejor
this computer is definitely an improvement on the old one it's definitely true that she's getting married
"are you going to Greece this summer?" — "yes, definitely" —¿te vas a Grecia este verano? —sí, seguro; "do you think she'll pass?" — "definitely" —¿crees que aprobará? —seguro or sin duda
"would you like to come?" — "definitely!" "is he a clever child?" — "definitely" she is definitely more intelligent than her sister
"will you accept his offer?" — "definitely not!" —¿vas a aceptar su oferta? —¡de ninguna manera!; "can I go on my own?" — "definitely not!" —¿puedo ir solo? —¡ni hablar!
"would you ever eat snake?" — "definitely not!" "is it as good as his first book?" — "definitely not!" "are you going to the seminar?" - "definitely not!"
3 (emphatically) [+say, deny] terminantemente; categóricamente; [+state] firmemente
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