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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. (in a sincere way)
a. sinceramente
I'm going to ask you something, and I want you to answer honestly.Voy a hacerte una pregunta, y quiero que me respondas sinceramente.
b. con sinceridad
You know you can speak honestly to me.Sabes que puedes hablarme con sinceridad.
2. (truly)
a. honestamente
I honestly believe you shouldn't accept the invitation.Yo creo honestamente que no debes aceptar la invitación.
b. sinceramente
I honestly think your plan isn't going to work.Sinceramente, no creo que tu plan vaya a funcionar.
c. francamente
We can call them, but I honestly don't think it's such a good idea so late at night.Podemos llamarlos, pero, francamente, no creo que sea muy buena idea a estas horas de la noche.
d. de verdad
It wasn't me, honestly.De verdad que no fui yo.
e. de veras
We'll buy you a car if you pass your exams. - Honestly?Si apruebas los exámenes, te compramos un carro. - ¿De veras?
f. en serio
Honestly, don't worry about me. I can take a taxi.En serio, no se preocupen por mí. Puedo tomar un taxi.
g. en honor a la verdad
I cannot honestly say that I wouldn't have done the same thing in his place.En honor a la verdad, no puedo decir que yo en su lugar no hubiera hecho lo mismo.
3. (in an honorable way)
a. honradamente
Everybody knows that he didn't earn that money honestly.Todo el mundo sabe que no se ganó ese dinero honradamente.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
4. (used to express exasperation)
a. por favor
Honestly! That noise at four in the morning!¡Por favor! ¡Qué ruido a las cuatro de la madrugada!
b. francamente
Did you see the speed of that car? Honestly!¿Viste la velocidad a la que iba ese coche? ¡Francamente!
c. de verdad te lo digo
Do you need to shout like that? Honestly!¿Hace falta gritar así? ¡De verdad te lo digo!
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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. (legitimately)
a. honradamente
to obtain something honestlyconseguir algo honradamente
2. (sincerely)
a. sinceramente
I can honestly say that…puedo decir sin faltar a la verdad que…
honestly, I'm fine/it doesn't matteren serio que estoy bien/no importa
I can't honestly rememberla verdad es que no me acuerdo
3. (expressing indignation)
well honestly!¡desde luego!, ¡hay que ver!
honestly! some people!¡desde luego, hay cada uno por ahí!
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honestly [ˈɒnɪstlɪ]
1 (truly) sinceramente; francamente
I honestly believe this is the right decision creo sinceramente or francamente que esta es la decisión correcta; he cannot honestly call this a good law no puede, en honor a la verdad, llamar a esto una buena ley; no, honestly, I'm fine no, de verdad or de veras or en serio, estoy bien; I didn't do it, honestly de verdad que no lo hice
you can have it, honestly
do you honestly expect me to believe that? ¿de verdad or de veras esperas que me lo crea?
I can honestly say that it doesn't bother me puedo decir con toda sinceridad or franqueza que no me importa
I can't honestly say I ever knew him well la verdad es que no puedo decir que lo conociese bien; can you honestly say you've ever thought about it? ¿puedes decir sin mentir que has pensado alguna vez en ello?
I honestly thought you'd be pleased de verdad or de veras pensé que te gustaría
2 (truthfully) [+speak, answer] sinceramente; con sinceridad
"I don't know," Philip answered honestly Answer honestly - yes or no?
3 (legally) honradamente
if he couldn't get money honestly, he stole si no podía conseguir dinero honradamente, robaba
4 (showing exasperation) vamos; por favor
"honestly," said Barbara, "that woman ..." —vamos or por favor —dijo Barbara —esa mujer ...; oh, honestly! ¡por favor!; ¡anda, anda!
I didn't know he was joking, I thought he really wanted me to paint the walls red - oh, honestly!
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