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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. (general)
a. desesperadamente
She pleaded hopelessly for another chance, but James had already made up his mind.Suplicó desesperadamente que le diera otra oportunidad, pero James ya había tomado una decisión.
b. totalmente
I tried to explain how to use the device, but mom is still hopelessly confused.Traté de explicar cómo usar el dispositivo, pero mamá sigue totalmente confundida.
c. completamente
They were hopelessly lost in the woods.Estaban completamente perdidos en el bosque.
d. perdidamente
Kenzie and George fell hopelessly in love.Kenzie y George se enamoraron perdidamente.
e. sin esperanza
He tried hopelessly to find a solution to keep his business afloat.Trató de encontrar sin esperanza una solución para mantener a flote su empresa.
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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. (inconsolably)
a. desesperanzadamente, sin esperanza
2. (completely)
a. totalmente
he was hopelessly in love with herestaba desesperadamente enamorado de ella
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hopelessly [ˈhəʊplɪslɪ]
1 (despairingly) [+look, speak, continue] sin esperanza
2 (as intensifier) [+inadequate, confused, lost] totalmente; completamente
he is hopelessly in debt está totalmente or completamente endeudado; to be hopelessly in love estar perdidamente enamorado
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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