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literal
American English: /ˈlɪdərəl/
, /ˈlɪtrəl/
British English: /ˈlɪt(ə)r(ə)l/

Translation of literal in Spanish:

adjective

  • (translation/sense)
    literal-minded
    sin imaginación
    don't be so literal!
    ¡ten un poco más de imaginación!
    ¡no te tomes las cosas tan al pie de la letra!
    Example sentences
    • There's a conflation of two senses of the word ‘criminal’: the literal sense and the metaphorical.
    • The main reason is the bricks-and-mortar approach, in the metaphorical and literal senses.
    • Lighting of lamps has the meaning of eliminating the darkness in the literal sense, and metaphorically it means to overcome and gain the knowledge of Enlightenment.
    Example sentences
    • He decided to undertake not only the literal translation of the text itself, but also three types of interpretation.
    • It both makes an exact and almost literal translation of the original and infuses that translation with a sense of beauty and ceremony.
    • Now here's a literal translation of Der Spiegel's text.

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    Mezcal is an alcoholic drink similar to tequila obtained in Mexico by distilling the juice or aguamiel extracted from roasted tips of the maguey plant. Bottles of mezcal are usually sold containing a gusano, the larva of an insect that lives on the maguey. This is said to enhance the flavor.