Definición de literally en inglés:

literally

Saltos de línea: lit|er¦al¦ly
Pronunciación: /ˈlɪt(ə)rəli
 
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  • 1In a literal manner or sense; exactly: the driver took it literally when asked to go straight over the roundabout tiramisu, literally translated ‘pull-me-up’
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • Darsana literally means view, in the sense of having a cognitive sight of something.
    • One wonders if he knows where the bodies are buried, perhaps quite literally.
    • The ground on which the match is being played is, literally, next door to his mansion.
    Sinónimos
    verbatim, word for word, line for line, letter for letter, to the letter; exactly, precisely, faithfully, closely, strictly, strictly speaking, accurately, rigorously
    rare literatim
  • 1.1 informal Used for emphasis while not being literally true: I have received literally thousands of letters
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • There are literally thousands of techniques you can use, and it all depends on what rings true for you.
    • This has brought us into contact with literally thousands who think as we do.
    • On any given day there are literally thousands of people trying to kick the smoking habit.

Uso

In its standard use literally means ‘in a literal sense, as opposed to a non-literal or exaggerated sense’, as for example in I told him I never wanted to see him again, but I didn’t expect him to take it literally . In recent years an extended use of literally (and also literal) has become very common, where literally (or literal) is used deliberately in non-literal contexts, for added effect, as in they bought the car and literally ran it into the ground . This use can lead to unintentional humorous effects ( we were literally killing ourselves laughing ) and is not acceptable in formal contexts, though it is widespread.

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