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American English: /ˈvɛri/
British English: /ˈvɛri/

Translation of very in Spanish:


  • 1 (extremely) she's very tall/clever/fat
    es muy alta/inteligente/gorda
    (more emphatic) es altísima/inteligentísima/gordísima
    was he upset? — very
    ¿estaba disgustado? — mucho
    it was very hot/cold
    hacía mucho calor/frío
    are you hungry? — no, not very
    ¿tienes hambre? — no, no mucha
    it was very wrong of me to interfere
    estuve muy mal en entrometerme
    I'm really very, very sorry
    de verdad lo siento muchísimo
    you know very well what I'm talking about
    sabes muy bien a qué me refiero
    Example sentences
    • People seem to take the idea of Kevin Bacon, and his Six degrees, very seriously.
    • This is something that you learn quite quickly and is very easy to exploit if you want free technical support.
    • There has been a very high degree of co-operation between everyone involved in this case.
  • 2 (in phrases) very muchthank you very much did you enjoy it? — yes, very much indeed
    ¿te gustó? — sí, mucho
    he's very much his mother's favorite very well
    muy bien
    I couldn't very well refuse
    ¡cómo me iba a negar!
    Example sentences
    • Yorkshire and especially Bradford must be very proud of this wonderful caring celebrity.
    • James, especially, took it very badly when he told them how useless they were.
    • It was a dark, deep chocolate truffle with a very distinct bite of fresh black pepper.
  • 3 (emphatic) did you do it all on your very own?
    ¿lo hiciste tú solito?
    the very next day
    precisamente al día siguiente
    the very same day
    el mismísimo día
    el mero día (Central America) (Mexico) (Venezuela) [colloquial]
    I did the very same thing myself
    yo hice exactamente lo mismo
    it's the very least I can do
    es lo mínimo or lo menos que puedo hacer
    at the very most/least
    como máximo/mínimo
    nothing but the very best
    solo lo mejor de lo mejor
    Example sentences
    • I've seen a lot of movies, but this is truly one of the very best I could ever hope to see.

adjective before noun

  • 1 (exact, precise) for that very reason
    por esa misma razón
    por eso mismo
    at that very moment
    en ese mismo or preciso momento
    this is the very spot where I found it
    fue aquí mismo or en este preciso lugar donde lo encontré
    that's the very one I wanted
    ese es exactamente el que yo quería
    ah! the very person I wanted to see!
    ¡ah, justo la persona a quien quería ver!
    Example sentences
    • He was quickly displaying the very mental toughness which has been lacking among his players.
  • 2 (absolute, extreme) it's at the very bottom of the pile
    está justo abajo de todo
    está justo en el fondo del montón
    right from the very start
    desde el primer momento
    right in the very middle
    en el mismísimo centro
    en el mero centro (Central America) (Mexico) (Venezuela) [colloquial]
    she's at the very peak of her career
    está en la cima or cúspide de su carrera
    in the very heart of the jungle
    en el corazón mismo de la jungla
    at the very most
    como máximo
    a lo sumo
  • 3 (actual) its very existence is threatened
    su misma existencia se halla amenazada
    not Joe Altman? — yes, the very man (himself)
    ¿no dirás Joe Altman? — sí, el mismísimo
    ¿no dirás Joe Altman? — sí, el mero (Central America) (Mexico) (Venezuela) [colloquial]
  • 4 (mere, sheer) the very mention of her name
    la sola or mera mención de su nombre
    the very thought of it makes me furious
    me pongo furioso de solo pensarlo
    walk out without paying? the very idea!
    ¿irnos sin pagar? ¡cómo se te ocurre!
  • 5 (utter, veritable) [literary]very God
    Dios de Dios
    the veriest scoundrel [archaic]
    el sinvergüenza más grande
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