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Pronunciation: /ʃʊr; ʃʊə(r); ʃɔː(r)/

Translation of sure in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (surer /ˈʃʊrər; ˈʃʊərə(r); ˈʃɔːrə(r)/, surest /ˈʃʊrəst; ˈʃʊərɪst; ˈʃɔːrɪst/)

  • 1 (convinced) (predicative/predicativo) seguro to be sure about sth estar* seguro de algo are you sure about that? ¿estás seguro de eso? are you quite sure about it? ¿estás absolutamente seguro? I like it but I'm not too sure about the color me gusta, pero el color no me convence del todo I'm sure (that) you're right estoy seguro de que tienes razón I'm not sure I agree with you no sé si estoy de acuerdo contigo I'm not sure who/why/what … no sé muy bien quién/por qué/qué … he's not sure what he wants no sabe muy bien lo que quiere he's not sure if he can come no sabe si va a poder venir fascinating, I'm sure [ironic] ¡interesantísimo, no cabe duda! [irónico] to be sure of sth/sb estar* seguro de algo/algn are you sure of your facts? ¿estás seguro de lo que dices? I'm sure of one thing: he's a liar de una cosa estoy seguro or convencido: es un mentiroso he seems very sure of victory parece muy seguro de que va a ganar we can be sure of a good meal seguro que nos dan bien de comer, tenemos asegurada una buena comida I want to be sure of getting there on time quiero asegurarme de que voy a llegar a tiempo can we be sure of him? ¿podemos confiar en él? to be sure of oneself (convinced one is right) estar* seguro (self-confident) ser* seguro de sí mismo
    Example sentences
    • I'm not sure of his objections but I'm sure, if we try, we can reach agreement to our mutual satisfaction.
    • She came home, sure of a good number of those questions, not as sure about several others.
    • I was absolutely sure of myself, sure I was going to make him proud of me and I did.
  • 2 (certain) one thing is sure: he's lying lo que está claro or lo que es seguro es que está mintiendo, de lo que no cabe duda es de que está mintiendo victory is sure la victoria está asegurada it's sure to rain seguro que llueve she's sure to be there seguro que va a estar allí be sure to let me know no dejes de avisarme be sure not to touch it no lo vayas a tocar to make sure of sth asegurarse de algo I think I've got everything, but I'll just make sure creo que lo tengo todo pero voy a asegurarme or a cerciorarme have you made sure of a hotel when you arrive? ¿has hecho una reserva en un hotel para cuando llegues? make sure (that) you're not late no vayas a llegar tarde sure thing it's a sure thing they'll find out seguro que lo descubren, no cabe duda que lo descubrirán his latest movie is a sure thing su última película tiene el éxito asegurado sure thing! (as interjection/como interjección) [colloquial/familiar] ¡claro (que sí)!, ¡por supuesto!
  • 3 (accurate, reliable) [remedy/method] seguro; [judgment/aim] certero; [indication] claro; [ground] seguro she has a sure grasp of the issues conoce estos temas a la perfección with a sure touch con pulso firme, con mano segura
    Example sentences
    • Teague scowled, and his wings pressed closer to his back, a sure sign of agitation.
    • Evidence of derelict buildings being refurbished at council expense are a sure sign of the nature of the trust.
    • I delight in such juicy characters and put Bath's book down wanting more of them - a sure sign of a great read.
    Example sentences
    • It lacks the usually sure sense of design that Conran brings.
  • 4 (in phrases/en locuciones) for sure we don't know anything for sure no sabemos nada seguro or con seguridad we'll win for sure seguro que ganamos I'm not lending him money again and that's for sure! ten por seguro que no le vuelvo a prestar dinero, no le vuelvo a prestar dinero, de eso no te quepa la menor duda to be sure (admittedly) por cierto it could be improved on, to be sure, but … se podría mejorar, por cierto, pero … why, it's Patrick, to be sure! (as interjection/como interjección) ¡anda, mira quien está aquí, si es Patrick!


  • 1 [colloquial/familiar] (as intensifier/como palabra enfática) she sure is clever, she's sure clever ¡qué lista es!, ¡si será lista! he sure likes to talk ¡cómo le gusta hablar!, ¡si le gustará hablar! he sure could use a bath! no le vendría mal darse un baño do you like it? — I sure do! ¿te gusta? — ¡ya lo creo! as sure as I'm standing here, he stole it él lo robó, como que me llamo Ana ( or Juan etc)
  • 2 2.1 (of course) por supuesto, claro sure she loves you por supuesto or claro que te quiere he'll help you — oh, sure he will! [ironic] él te ayudará — sí, ¡seguro! [irónico] may I join you? — sure, sit down! ¿me permites? — ¡claro que sí or no faltaría más or por supuesto, siéntate! 2.2 (it's true that) sure, he's a great guy, but … es cierto que es un gran tipo, pero …
  • 3sure enough efectivamente, en efecto and sure enough, he was late y efectivamente or en efecto, llegó tarde it's their car sure enough efectivamente or en efecto, es su coche

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