An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (in a literal manner)
a. literalmente
Yes, I meant what I said both literally and figuratively.Sí, quería decir lo que dije tanto literalmente como figuradamente.
2. (word for word)
a. literalmente
That's just a turn of phrase. You shouldn't take it literally.Es solo una forma de hablar, no deberías tomártelo literalmente
b. palabra por palabra
He translated the book literally without considering the nuances of the writing.Tradujo el libro palabra por palabra sin considerar los matices de la escritura.
3. (virtually)
a. literalmente
I literally died after sitting through that boring presentation.Literalmente me morí tras aguantar esa presentación aburrida.
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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. literalmente
to take something literallytomar algo al pie de la letra
it was literally this big!¡era sin exagerar así de grande!
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literally [ˈlɪtərəlɪ]
1 (actually) literalmente
I was quite literally living on bread and water estaba literalmente viviendo a base de pan y agua
They are people who have literally and spiritually left home The person's breath and sputum are literally swarming with bacilli To change a program, one literally had to rewire part of the machine... I own a cheese plant which has literally taken over my bedroom.
he's crazy, I mean literally está loco, y lo digo en el verdadero sentido de la palabra; they were quite literally in fear of their lives temían realmente por sus vidas; to take sth literally tomarse algo al pie de la letra
don't take that literally. Every criticism is to be taken literally John took him quite literally I was exaggerating but he took it literally
she literally flew out the door (as intensifier) (almost) salió casi volando por la puerta
2 (word for word) [+translate, mean] literalmente; palabra por palabra
translated literally from Spanish, the title means the crying woman He was an old man, an elder, a wati-pulka (literally "big man"). Zensho shimasu, which the translator dutifully rendered literally as, I will do my best. her name in French means literally "Flower Face" Infarction means scarring; therefore, myocardial infarction literally means "scarred heart muscle".
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