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nearly

Pronunciation: /ˈnɪrli; ˈnɪəli/

Translation of nearly in Spanish:

adverb/adverbio

  • 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 llegar
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2not 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
  • 2 (closely) [formal] what language does Hungarian most nearly resemble? ¿a qué idioma se parece más el húngaro?

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