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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. (sadly)
a. tristemente
The bus driver sighed unhappily as he started his next shift.El conductor de bus suspiró tristemente al empezar otro turno.
b. con tristeza
The captain unhappily watched the ships coming to shore.El capitán miró con tristeza los barcos acercándose a la orilla.
c. infelizmente
It's sad that they were unhappily married.Es una lástima que estaban casados infelizmente.
2. (unfortunately)
a. desgraciadamente
Unhappily, there's nothing else we can do.Desgraciadamente, no hay nada más que podamos hacer.
b. por desgracia
Unhappily, it looks like they're going to dismiss hundreds of employees.Por desgracia, parece que van a despedir a cientos de empleados.
c. lamentablemente
Unhappily, I can't continue with you all because I have to go back to my city and study.Lamentablemente, no puedo seguir con ustedes porque tengo que volver a mi ciudad y estudiar.
d. infelizmente
Unhappily, the courts are backlogged and your trial will have to be next year.Infelizmente, las cortes están atrasadas y su juicio tendrá que ser el próximo año.
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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. (unfortunately)
a. desgraciadamente
2. (sadly)
a. tristemente
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unhappily [ʌnˈhæpɪlɪ]
1 (miserably) tristemente; con tristeza
he stared unhappily out of the window miró tristemente or con tristeza por la ventana; he was unhappily married no fue feliz or fue infeliz en su matrimonio
2 (unfortunately) lamentablemente; (stronger) desgraciadamente; por desgracia
unhappily, his plans didn't work out as he had wished desgraciadamente or por desgracia, los planes no salieron como había deseado
Unhappily the facts do not wholly bear out the theory On February 1, 1990, unhappily the little boy died
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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