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American English: /ˈmɪrli/
British English: /ˈmɪəli/

Translation of merely in Spanish:


  • it's merely a formality
    es simplemente or solamente or solo una formalidad
    no es más que una formalidad
    she merely has to raise her voice and he …
    no tiene más que levantar la voz y él …
    I merely asked her name
    simplemente le pregunté cómo se llamaba
    no hice más que preguntarle cómo se llamaba
    he merely smiled
    se limitó a sonreír
    he's not merely brilliant, he's a genius
    no es simplemente brillante, es un genio
    Example sentences
    • The boys had merely had a few drinks and a wee singsong, and things had gone slightly awry.
    • On opening the bag the victim found that it merely contained two bottles of water.
    • He said he pointed it at her and pulled the trigger merely in order to scare her, but a bullet was fired.

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