An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (truly)
a. ciertamente
The formal ball was indeed a very classy event.El baile de gala ciertamente fue un evento muy elegante.
b. de verdad
It was an excellent meal, indeed!¡Fue una comida excelente de verdad!
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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. (used with “very”)
very happy indeedcontentísimo(a)
I am very glad indeedme alegro muchísimo
thank you very much indeedmuchísimas gracias
2. (in confirmation)
a. efectivamente, ciertamente
yes indeed!¡ciertamente!
indeed not!¡por supuesto que no!
you've been to Venice, haven't you? — indeed I have!has estado en Venecia, ¿verdad? — ¡ya lo creo!
3. (what is more)
a. es más
I think so, indeed I am sure of itcreo que sí, es más, estoy seguro
4. (expressing ironic surprise)
have you indeed?¿ah, sí?, ¿no me digas?
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indeed [ɪnˈdiːd]
1 (in fact) de hecho
I feel, indeed I know, he is wrong creo, de hecho sé or en realidad sé, que está equivocado; we have nothing against diversity, indeed, we want more of it no tenemos nada en contra de la diversidad, de hecho queremos que haya más; if indeed he is wrong si es que realmente se equivoca; si efectivamente se equivoca; the document was indeed missing efectivamente el documento había desaparecido; it is indeed true that ... es en efecto verdad que ...
there are indeed mistakes, but ... it is indeed a big house I may indeed be wrong if indeed that is the case, then we must take action all the nurses, and indeed some of the doctors too, complained of bad working conditions I don't hold anything against her; indeed, I value her very highly it is indeed difficult
2 (as intensifier)
that is praise indeed eso es todo un elogio; eso sí es una alabanza
The possibility of rescue now seemed remote indeed \COB1
very ... indeed: to be very good/small/intelligent indeed ser verdaderamente or realmente bueno/pequeño/inteligente; you're doing very well indeed vas realmente bien; we are taking the matter very seriously indeed nos estamos tomando la cuestión sumamente en serio or pero que muy en serio; thank you very much indeed muchísimas gracias; I'm very glad indeed me alegro muchísimo
she was very naughty indeed This has been a very long week indeed We have very little information indeed
3 (in answer to a question)
"isn't it a beautiful day?" — "yes, indeed!" —¿a que es un día precioso? —¡desde luego! or —¡y que lo digas! or —¡ya lo creo!; "did you know him?" — "I did indeed" —¿lo conocías? —sí que lo conocía or —claro que sí; "are you Professor Ratburn?" — "indeed I am" or "I am indeed" —¿es usted el profesor Ratburn? —sí, señor or —el mismo; "may I go?" — "indeed you may not!" —¿puedo ir? —¡claro que no! or —¡por supuesto que no!
"are you the child's father?" — "indeed I am" "I am indeed" "isn't that right?" — "indeed it is" "it is indeed" "are you coming?" — "indeed I am" "I am indeed" "may I come in?" — "indeed you may not"
4 (expressing interest)
indeed? is it indeed?
did you indeed? ¿de veras?; ¿de verdad?; ¿ah, sí?
5 (expressing disbelief, surprise, scorn)
"I did the best I could" — "indeed!" —lo hice lo mejor que pude —¡por supuesto! or —¡claro, claro! (ironic); "he said he would do it" — "did he indeed?" —dijo que lo haría —¿eso dijo? or —¿no me digas?; "he said I was too short" — "too short indeed!" —dijo que era demasiado bajo —¡sí, hombre, bajísimo! (ironic)
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