- 1 1.1 (at any time) have you ever visited London? ¿has estado en Londres (alguna vez)? did you ever meet him? ¿llegaste a conocerlo? will we ever get there? ¿llegaremos algún día? don't you ever listen? ¿es que nunca escuchas? do your neighbors ever sleep? ¿tus vecinos nunca duermen? they never ever have a proper meal nunca, pero nunca, comen como es debido nobody ever comes to see me nunca viene nadie a verme we hardly ever go out casi nunca salimos I seldom, if ever, eat meat muy rara vez como carne if you ever need me, I'll be here si (alguna vez) me necesitas, aquí estoy he's a fool if ever there was one es un tonto como no hay otro, es tonto como él solo 1.2 (expressing incredulity, indignation) did you ever see such a thing! ¡habráse visto cosa igual! well, did you ever! ¡pero bueno, habráse visto! as if he'd ever do such a terrible thing! ¡como si fuera capaz de hacer semejante cosa!
- 2 (after comp or superl) these are our worst ever results estos son los peores resultados que hemos tenido hasta ahora or que hayamos tenido nunca the situation is worse than ever la situación está peor que nunca now more than ever (before) we must exercise caution ahora más que nunca tenemos que actuar con cautelaMore example sentences
- The truth, however, is that I never ever regret my regular trips to the gym.
- Remember the names of those politicians and never ever trust anything that they ever say again!
- It's easier said than done but you will never ever have a better chance of doing it than right now.
- 3 (always, constantly) 3.1 (in phrases) as ever como siempre they lived happily ever after (in fairy tales) vivieron felices y comieron perdices ever since ever since we first saw her desde que la vimos por primera vez I moved to Brighton 20 years ago and I've lived here ever since me mudé a Brighton hace 20 años y desde entonces vivo aquí we've been friends ever since then somos amigos desde entonces for ever para siempre for ever and ever por siempre jamás [literario/literary] for ever and ever, amen [Relig] por los siglos de los siglos, amén for ever and a day por siempre jamás [literario/literary] 3.2 (before pres p or adj) the ever growing threat of war la creciente amenaza de la guerra ever worsening unemployment un problema de desempleo cada vez peor ever helpful, he offered to drive me there gentil como siempre, se ofreció a llevarme en coche the danger is ever present el peligro está siempre presente an ever-present danger un peligro constante or siempre presente his ever-expanding waistline su cada vez mayor circunferenciaMore example sentences3.3 (with comp) cada vez it has become ever more apparent se ha hecho cada vez más evidente the situation is growing ever more dangerous la situación se vuelve cada vez or cada día más peligrosa 3.4 [literario/literary] (always) siempre, eternamente [literario/literary]
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- Nursing and support staff do a wonderful job but are constantly under pressure from ever dwindling resources.
- The collective refuse to be labelled as their music selection is ever changing and constantly modified.
- This same organisation does not hide its desire to grow ever bigger.
- I heard a tale of true romance, crusty old prehistoric creatures and happily ever after.
- It did average business and I recovered some money so that I could live happily ever after.
- All too many do not live happily ever after and opt for being single again.
- 4 (as intensifier) 4.1 (in wh- questions) when will you ever learn? ¿cuándo vas a aprender? why ever did you tell him? ¿por qué diablos se lo dijiste? [familiar/colloquial] what ever can have happened? ¿qué podrá haber pasado? who ever would have guessed?, who would ever have guessed? ¿quién lo hubiera imaginado? 4.2 (esp BrE) [colloquial/familiar] thanks ever so oever so much oever such a lot muchísimas gracias it's ever so cold in here hace muchísimo frío aquí they're ever such a close family son una familia tan unida he's ever so fat es gordísimo I ran as fast as ever I could corrí tan rápido como pudeMore example sentences4.3 (certainly, without doubt) [colloquial/familiar] can she ever dance! ¡qué bien baila! are you having fun? — am I ever! ¿te estás divirtiendo? — ¡y cómo! [familiar/colloquial]
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- This is the third year of the festive event and is set to be the best ever with a whole range of surprises in store for visitors.
- The richest range of blue I ever saw came onboard flights throughout Pacific islands.
- The soundtrack has been expanded, with unexpected classics, and the range of vehicles is wider than ever.
- Did they ever actually tell you that there were no jobs they had for you?
- He said this is the most ridiculous question he has ever heard and then hung up on me.
- How the hell did we ever manage to get through an election night before the internet?
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The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.