An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (sorrowfully)
a. tristemente
The folk singer's song was sadly prophetic.La canción del cantante de folk fue tristemente profética.
b. con tristeza
The boy just smiled sadly at his father.El niño simplemente le sonrió con tristeza a su padre.
2. (regrettably)
a. desgraciadamente
Sadly, we have to cancel the concert.Desgraciadamente, tenemos que cancelar el concierto.
b. por desgracia
Sadly, the happy couple got in an accident while on vacation.Por desgracia, la feliz pareja se accidentó durante las vacaciones.
c. lamentablemente
The municipal authorities sadly allow uniformed thugs to go around asking for bribes.La autoridad municipal lamentablemente permite que anden matones en uniforme solicitando sobornos.
3. (severely)
a. muy
And if you think I'm going to give you another chance, you're sadly mistaken.Y si piensas que te voy a dar otra oportunidad, estás muy equivocado.
b. de forma lamentable
My grandmother's rose bushes have been sadly neglected since she sold her house.Los rosales de mi abuela han sido descuidados de forma lamentable desde que vendió su casa.
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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. (to reply, smile)
a. tristemente
you're sadly mistakenestás muy equivocado(a)
he is sadly missedlo echamos mucho de menos lo extrañamos mucho
sadly, this is soasí es, por desgracia
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sadly [ˈsædlɪ]
1 (sorrowfully) [+say, smile] con tristeza; tristemente
2 (regrettably) desgraciadamente; lamentablemente
sadly, we don't have much chance of winning desgraciadamente or lamentablemente, no tenemos muchas posibilidades de ganar; his uncle, who sadly died su tío, que tristemente or desgraciadamente falleció; it is a sadly familiar pattern es un hecho por desgracia familiar; sadly for him lamentablemente or desgraciadamente para él
...the arrogance which some professionals, sadly, display when their judgment is questioned. Jim Molloy, who sadly died in January. ...all those who have sadly died of AIDS.
3 (severely)
their education has been sadly neglected han descuidado su educación de forma lamentable; to be sadly lacking in sth ser muy deficiente en algo; he will be sadly missed se le echará mucho de menos; you are sadly mistaken estás muy equivocado; to be sadly in need of sth necesitar imperiosamente algo
Many schools are sadly in need of new textbooks... it's sadly in need of repair/a coat of paint Our international footballers are sadly lacking in basic soccer skills. Italy is sadly lacking in museums devoted to international modern art. a sadly [incompetent] teacher
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