- 1 1.1 (almost) casi I'm nearly ready estoy casi listo it was nearly midnight era casi medianoche I nearly said something rude casi digo or por poco digo una grosería, estuve a punto de decir una grosería she very nearly died por poco or casi se muere we're very nearly there ya falta poco para llegarMore example sentences1.2not nearly ni con mucho the exam wasn't nearly as difficult as I'd expected el examen no fue ni con mucho tan difícil como esperaba I didn't prepare nearly enough food no preparé ni con mucho suficiente comida, me quedé cortísima con la comida her performance isn't nearly good enough su actuación no es, ni con mucho, satisfactoria
- He led me into an alcove and stood close to me, so close our faces were nearly touching.
- The buildings of New York take quite a beating and nearly disappear in a fusion fireball.
- He once had a slender girlfriend with a mop of hair and a crooked, pale, nearly pretty face.
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
Paro is the name in Spain for both unemployment and unemployment benefit. The period for which paro can be claimed ranges from three months to a year, depending on how long a person has been working. The amount paid decreases over the period of unemployment.