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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (true)
a. real
Her books are based on real events.Sus libros se basan en hechos reales.
b. auténtico
This is real coffee, not that instant stuff they sell.Esto es café auténtico, no esa cosa instantánea que venden.
c. de ley
My bracelet is made of real gold.Mi pulsera está hecha de oro de ley.
2. (actual)
a. verdadero
She has never met her real father.Nunca ha conocido a su padre verdadero.
b. real
This is the real world, you have to work to earn your living.Este es el mundo real, tienes que trabajar para ganarte la vida.
3. (great)
a. verdadero
The waiting in the hospital was real torture.La espera en el hospital fue un verdadero suplicio.
4. (mathematics)
a. real
The product of two real numbers must be a real number.El producto de dos números reales tiene que ser un número real.
5. (finance)
a. real
Companies are no longer investing in the real economy; they prefer to reward stakeholders.Las empresas ya no invierten en la economía real, prefieren gratificar a los accionistas.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I am real happy.Estoy contentísima.
This beer is real good.Esta cerveza es muy buena.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (danger, fear, effort)
a. real
2. (authentic; gold, leather)
a. auténtico(a)
real flowersflores naturales
the real reasonel verdadero motivo
a real friendun amigo de verdad
real alecerveza tostada de elaboración tradicional y con presión natural
3. (actual)
a. real
the real worldel mundo real
what does that mean in real terms?¿qué significado tiene a efectos prácticos?
4. (commerce)
real estatebienes inmuebles
real estate agentagente inmobiliario(a)
real propertybienes inmuebles
5. (for emphasis)
a real idiotun tonto de remate
a real disasterun perfecto desastre
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
6. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. muy (very)
it's real goodes superbueno(a)
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real [rɪəl]
1 (true) [+reason, surprise, talent, achievement, progress] verdadero; [+power] efectivo; verdadero; [+cost, income] real; [+threat, hardship] serio; verdadero
Tina was not their real mother Tina no era su verdadera madre; you're a real friend eres un verdadero amigo; ¡vaya un amigo estás hecho!
what's your real reason for leaving?
the only real car accident that I've ever had el único accidente de coche de verdad que he tenido jamás; we have no real reason to suspect him no tenemos ninguna razón en particular para sospechar de él; it came as no real surprise to him no le sorprendió en absoluto; now, that's a real paella! ¡esto sí que es una paella (de verdad)!; get real! ¡baja de las nubes!
real or imagined feelings of inferiority that is the real reason for the muddle Though elections to parliament are held every five years, real power remains in the royal palace the real power is in the hands of X The growth and scale of Morgan's empire is a real [achievement] They have made real progress towards an agreement The [threat] of attack was a very real one. the government's decision poses a real threat to the profession ...a mother who is suffering from real hardship
there was real concern that the children were in danger la gente estaba realmente preocupada por que los niños estuvieran en peligro
I was never in any real danger nunca estuve realmente en peligro
the danger was very real el peligro era muy real
there was no real evidence that ... no había pruebas contundentes de que ...
my real home is in London mi verdadera casa or mi casa de verdad está en Londres
he showed real interest in science se mostraba verdaderamente interesado por la ciencia
in real life en la vida real; en la realidad
real life just isn't like that lo que pasa es que la vida real no es así
a real live film star una estrella de cine en carne y hueso
a real man un hombre de verdad; todo un hombre
she's in real pain le duele de verdad
it's a real problem es un verdadero problema
in real terms en términos reales
to be in real trouble estar metido en un buen lío (informal)
the real world el mundo real
2 (not fake) [+gold] de ley; auténtico; [+leather, diamond] auténtico; [+flowers] de verdad; [+silk] puro; [+cream] fresco
real coffee café de cafetera; café de verdad
it was caviar, the real McCoy era caviar del auténtico
this diamond's the real thing or the real McCoy este diamante es auténtico
this isn't the real thing, it's just a copy esto no es auténtico or genuino, es solo una copia
this was definitely love, the real thing esto era amor de verdad
the painting certainly seemed to be the real thing McCoy instant coffee can be disgusting, but the real thing McCoy is delicious this is the real [thing] at last it is a poor copy of the real thing
3 (great) verdadero
it's a real shame es una verdadera lástima; this dessert is a real treat este postre es un verdadero gustazo
It's a real pleasure to come home to a hot bath Then we had a real stroke of good luck.
to make real money ganar dinero de verdad
(US) (really) muy
he wrote some real good stories escribió unos relatos muy buenos or buenísimos; we had a real good time lo pasamos realmente bien; it's real heavy pesa mucho
see you again real soon! let's have lunch together / real soon
for real de veras; de verdad
is this guy for real? ¿de qué va este tío? (informal); are you for real? ¿me estás tomando el pelo? (informal)
real ale (n) cerveza (f) de barril tradicional
real assets (n) propiedad (f) inmueble; bienes (m) raíces
real estate real property (n) (US) bienes (m) raíces; bienes (m) inmuebles
This refers to real property owned by both spouses
real time (n) (Comput) tiempo (m) real
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