An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (used for emphasis)
a. very (thing)
Mi novia y yo nos conocimos este mismísimo día del año pasado.My girlfriend and I met in this very day last year.
b. very same (thing)
La segunda flecha dio en el blanco en el mismísimo lugar.The second arrow hit the target in the very same place.
c. himself (masculine)
¡Hoy vino al negocio el mismísimo Paul McCartney y compró un bajo!Paul McCartney himself came to the store today and bought a bass!
d. herself (feminine)
Yo no haría eso aunque me lo pidiera la mismísima reina.I wouldn't do that if even the queen herself asked me to.
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(superl) very (same)
con mis mismísimos ojos with my own eyes; es usted el mismísimo diablo you're the devil incarnate; este niño es el mismísimo demonio this child is a real little devil; estuvo el mismísimo obispo the bishop himself was there; es el mismísimo que yo perdí it's the very (same) one I lost
los mismísimos: estoy hasta los mismísimos I'm up to here with it (familiar)
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