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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. (very)
a. muy
I had a really good time with you last weekend.La pasé muy bien contigo el fin de semana pasado.
b. de verdad
Tana French's books are really good. You should read them.Los libros de Tana French son buenos de verdad. Deberías leerlos.
2. (truly)
a. de verdad
You're right; he really does look a lot like Humphrey Bogart.Tienes razón; de verdad se parece a Humphrey Bogart.
b. realmente
It really was unexpected.Realmente fue inesperado.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
3. (expressing surprise)
a. de verdad
You're going to have another slice of pizza? Really?¿De verdad vas a comer otro pedazo más de pizza?
b. en serio
You got into Harvard? Really? Congratulations!¿Te aceptaron en Harvard? ¿En serio? ¡Enhorabuena!
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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. (truly)
a. de verdad
2. (very)
a. realmente, verdaderamente
is it really true?¿es eso verdad or cierto?
really?¿de verdad?, ¿en serio?
this is really not all that badesto no está pero que nada mal
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really [ˈrɪəlɪ]
1 (as intensifier) (very)
it's really ugly es feísimo; es feo de verdad; a really good film una película buenísima or verdaderamente buena; you really must see it no puedes perdértelo; I really ought to go de verdad que me tengo que ir; I'm very sorry, I really am lo siento mucho, de veras; I really don't know de verdad que no lo sé; this time we're really done for esta vez sí que la hemos hecho (informal); esta vez la hemos hecho de verdad (informal)
he really is an idiot I'm really very cross with you I know her really well that was very good, I really enjoyed that to be really [something] it would be really something if we won there was a private jet waiting for us - now that was really something it is really something when a Filipino from an oppressed society is able to stand and say `this is enough"
2 (genuinely)
I don't really know en realidad no lo sé; what really happened? ¿qué fue lo que pasó en realidad or realmente?; has he really gone? ¿de verdad que or es cierto que se ha ido?; she's quite pretty really la verdad es que es bastante guapa
it doesn't really matter do you really expect me to believe that? he only really started going out with girls at college I don't think that's very fair really some of these programmes are very interesting, really he doesn't really speak Chinese, does he? she didn't really love him
"would you like to go?" — "not really" —¿te gustaría ir? —la verdad es que no mucho
really?: "he left an hour ago" — "really?" (expressing doubt) —se marchó hace una hora —¿de verdad? or —¿de veras?; "I was in Mexico last month" — "really?" (expressing interest) —estuve en Méjico el mes pasado —¿ah sí?; "she's getting divorced again" — "really!" (in surprise, disbelief) —se va a divorciar otra vez —¡no me digas!; I'm fine, really (in assurance) estoy bien, de verdad; (well) really! (in disapproval) ¡de verdad!; (well) really! it's too bad of him ¡pero bueno! or ¡de verdad!, vaya una forma de comportarse la suya
(well) really, whatever next! (well) really, Mr Riss, I expected better of you
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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