An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (extremely)
a. sumamente
Motor racing is an intensely competitive sport.El automovilismo deportivo es un deporte sumamente competitivo.
b. profundamente
I found his patronizing manner intensely irritating.Su actitud condescendiente me resultaba profundamente irritante.
2. (with extreme effort)
a. intensamente
Frank studied her face intensely, trying to guess her feelings.Frank estudió el rostro de ella intensamente, tratando de adivinar sus sentimientos.
3. (vehemently)
a. apasionadamente
The couple at the table next to ours were arguing intensely.La pareja de la mesa al lado de la nuestra discutía apasionadamente.
b. intensamente
Peter is a man who loves to live his life intensely.Peter es un hombre a quien le encanta vivir la vida intensamente.
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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. (strongly, deeply)
a. intensamente
2. (highly, extremely)
a. enormemente
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intensely [ɪnˈtenslɪ]
1 (extremely) [+interesting, boring, competitive] sumamente; [+irritated] sumamente; tremendamente; [+grateful, moving] profundamente; sumamente
difficulties of an intensely personal nature dificultades de carácter sumamente personal; to be intensely angry estar terriblemente enfadado or enojado; (LAm) estar enfadadísimo or enojadísimo; (LAm)
the food industry is intensely competitive it is an intensely moving film to be intensely afraid
2 (concentratedly) [+work, fight, concentrate] intensamente
she was concentrating intensely on the work in front of her
3 (with passion) [+look, love] intensamente; [+discuss] apasionadamente; [+say] con pasión
I dislike it intensely me desagrada profundamente; why do you dislike her so intensely? ¿por qué te resulta tan antipática?; he was staring intensely at me me miraba fija e intensamente; they argued the point intensely lo discutieron acaloradamente
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