Regionalisms from Spain 
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (earnestly)
a. seriamente
I'm seriously considering starting a restaurant business.Me estoy planteando seriamente poner un restaurante como negocio.
b. hablando en serio
Seriously though, you shouldn't wait too long.Hablando en serio, no deberías demorarte mucho.
2. (gravely)
a. gravemente
Tomas was seriously injured in the accident and may never walk again.Tomás resultó gravemente herido en el accidente y es posible que jamás vuelva a caminar.
b. seriamente
The singer was seriously hurt when he tried to fly a drone during the concert.El cantante resultó seriamente herido al tratar de hacer volar un dron durante el concierto.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
a. de verdad
The area around San Antonio is seriously flat.La zona alrededor de San Antonio es plana de verdad.
b. a tope
Regionalism used in Spain
Felipe is seriously smart.Felipe es inteligente a tope.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
4. (used to express incredulity)
a. en serio
I'm moving to Japan next week. - Seriously?Me mudo a Japón la semana que viene. - ¿En serio?
b. de verdad
I don't like french fries. - Seriously?No me gustan las papas fritas. - ¿De verdad?
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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. (in earnest)
a. seriamente, en serio
to take something/somebody seriouslytomar algo/a alguien en serio
to take oneself too seriouslytomarse demasiado en serio
2. (gravely)
a. seriamente, gravemente
seriously illseriamente or gravemente enfermo(a)
3. (colloquial)
a. cantidad de (very)
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seriously [ˈsɪərɪəslɪ]
1 (in earnest) [+think, consider] seriamente; [+speak] seriamente; en serio
yes, but seriously ... sí, pero en serio ...
a play that deals seriously with the issue of divorce
we are seriously considering emigrating estamos considerando seriamente la posibilidad de emigrar
do you seriously expect me to believe that? ¿esperas en serio que me lo crea?; ¿de verdad esperas que me lo crea?
seriously? ¿en serio?; ¿de verdad?
to take sth/sb seriously tomar algo/a algn en serio
to take o.s. too seriously tomarse a sí mismo demasiado en serio
He is only now being taken seriously as a photographer "I've stopped smoking." - "Seriously?" seriously, you'd better be careful seriously, though ...
2 (badly) [+damage, affect] seriamente; gravemente; [+injured, wounded] gravemente
no-one was seriously hurt nadie resultó gravemente herido
he is seriously ill está grave; está gravemente enfermo
ten people were seriously [injured]
the pilot realized that something was seriously wrong el piloto se dio cuenta de que algo iba realmente mal or de que pasaba algo muy grave
something is seriously wrong with the car I could have something seriously wrong with me The storms have killed more than 120 people and seriously [injured] thousands of others ...she stabbed and seriously [wounded] him
3 (really)
to get seriously annoyed/depressed
a hotel like the Grand is seriously expensive un hotel como el Grand es caro de verdad (informal)
he's seriously into body-building está metido a tope en el culturismo (informal)
she used to get seriously depressed about the idea of moving I was beginning to get seriously annoyed
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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