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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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    Pronunciation: fɔːˈtɪsɪməʊ
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