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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. (almost)
a. casi
I have been waiting for you for nearly an hour.Te he estado esperando casi una hora.
2. (at all; after "not")
a. ni mucho menos
That girl is pretty, but not nearly as beautiful as you.Esa niña es linda, pero ni mucho menos tan hermosa como tú.
b. ni de lejos
It's not nearly as bad a movie as I thought it was.No es ni de lejos tan mala película como creía.
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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. (almost)
a. casi
we're nearly thereya casi hemos terminado
he very nearly diedestuvo a punto de morir
not nearly enough money/timemuy poco dinero/tiempo
it's not nearly so beautiful as I rememberno es ni de lejos tan bonito como lo recuerdo
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nearly [ˈnɪəlɪ]
1 (almost) casi
it's nearly three o'clock son casi las tres; she's nearly 40 tiene casi 40 años; it was nearly dark era casi de noche; I've nearly finished casi he terminado
I was nearly laughing
I nearly fell over casi me caigo; she was nearly as tall as he was era casi tan alta como él
nearly all my money
we are nearly there casi hemos llegado; I nearly lost it casi lo pierdo; por poco lo pierdo; very nearly casi; he (very) nearly succeeded estuvo a punto de conseguirlo
2 (with negative)
not nearly ni con mucho; ni mucho menos; these drugs are not nearly as effective as the others estos medicamentos no son ni con mucho or ni mucho menos tan eficaces como los otros; that's not nearly enough eso no es ni mucho menos suficiente; your work isn't nearly good enough tu trabajo no es ni con mucho satisfactorio; it's not nearly ready falta mucho para que esté listo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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