An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (unexpectedly)
a. de repente
He wanted to go to the movies, but suddenly changed his mind.Quería ir al cine, pero cambió de idea de repente.
b. de pronto
They were talking and, suddenly, he kissed her.Estaban hablando y, de pronto, la besó.
2. (abruptly)
a. repentinamente
The bus stopped suddenly.El camión se detuvo repentinamente.
b. bruscamente
The taxi driver braked suddenly.El taxista frenó bruscamente.
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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. (general)
a. de repente, de pronto
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suddenly [ˈsʌdnlɪ]
1 (all at once) de repente; de pronto
Many Bulgarians are now seeking political asylum. I don't know how Greece has suddenly [become] such a paradise ... that the Seventies have suddenly [become] fashionable again Since the baby was born, I have suddenly [become] a connoisseur of convenience food. ...the Soviets have suddenly [become] the good guys . The department suddenly became very nervous about talking to journalists
I suddenly felt faint de repente or de pronto sentí que me mareaba
...a point when I suddenly [realised] that I was Asian We suddenly [realised] how tired we were She suddenly [seemed] anxious to get me out of the office Her face suddenly [seemed] old and worn the street suddenly [seemed] to be full of policemen He'd actually helped to draft the agreement, then suddenly [decided] he didn't want to sign it ...getting rid of people she'd suddenly [decided] she didn't want around she suddenly [decided] to go and see him
he resigned suddenly in June de repente en junio dimitió
...I suddenly thought, "why am I doing this?" I suddenly began to have doubts ...the Pentagon suddenly began to describe the missiles as "potentially threatening". In their last two games they've suddenly [started] scoring ...a free car park where they've suddenly [started] charging ...he suddenly [started] crying. ...during the War, when men's industrial jobs were suddenly [discovered] to resemble women's domestic work. I suddenly [discovered] I wasn't depressed anymore At the age of 30, I suddenly [found myself] alone Governor Smith suddenly found himself the target of intense criticism. Now Aston Martin suddenly found themselves leading Ferrari in the World Championship
suddenly, the door opened de repente or de pronto se abrió la puerta
Suddenly, he heard footsteps The truth about parenthood has hit me. Suddenly, I'm the target of all those advertisers He was a loyal communist, and suddenly he's reversed all his policies completely Mary suddenly felt more cheerful
2 (abruptly) [+cease, die] repentinamente; de repente; [+move] bruscamente
he died [suddenly] of a heart attack don't stop taking your medication suddenly
the rain stopped as suddenly as it had begun la lluvia paró tan repentinamente or de repente como había empezado
he has suddenly [stopped] eating meat the dogs suddenly [stopped] barking The actor Leo Maguire has [died] suddenly at the age of 54
the taxi stopped suddenly in front of the hotel el taxi paró bruscamente delante del hotel
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