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really

Pronunciation: /ˈriːəli; ˈriəli/

Translation of really in Spanish:

adverb/adverbio

  • 1.1 (in fact) I really did see him! ¡de verdad que lo vi! I really don't care la verdad es que no me importa the tomato is really a fruit el tomate en realidad or hablando con propiedad es una fruta it's sad really la verdad es que es una lástima do you like it? — not really ¿te gusta? — no mucho 1.2 (as intensifier/como palabra enfática) it's really good/cheap/old es buenísimo/baratísimo/viejísimo, es muy or [colloquial/familiar] super bueno/barato/viejo it was really hot hacía mucho calor she's really excited about her new job está entusiasmadísima con su nuevo trabajo you really should visit your mother la verdad es que deberías ir a ver a tu madre really and truly de verdad now it's really and truly broken ahora sí que está roto (de verdad) 1.3 (as interjection/como interjección) she won a prize — (oh,) really? (expressing interest) ganó un premio — ¿ah sí? she's nearly 40 — really? (expressing surprise) ronda los 40 — ¿de verdad? or ¡no me digas! you'll just have to wait — (well,) really! (expressing indignation) tendrá que esperar — ¡pero bueno! I mean, really: he's got a nerve es que, francamente ¡qué tipo tan descarado! no, really, I do want to come no, en serio, claro que quiero ir

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