Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Spanish translation of “real”

See all translations

real

adjective /riəl/
which actually exists
de verdad, verdadero
They say that there’s a real monster in that cave.
not imitation; genuine
verdadero, auténtico
real leather Is that diamond real?
actual
verdadero
He may own the factory, but it’s his manager who is the real boss.
great
verdadero
a real surprise/problem.
realist noun a person who sees, or claims to see, life as it is, without being affected by emotion etc
realista
a political realist.
realism noun
realismo
The film is notable for the realism of its special effects.
realistic adjective (opposite unrealistic) showing things as they really are
realista
a realistic painting.
taking a sensible, practical view of life
realista
I’d like to think we’d sell five of these a day, but it would be more realistic to say two.
realistically adverb
de forma realista
Realistically, I don’t think we can afford to rent such a large apartment.
reality /riˈӕləti/ noun that which is real and not imaginary
realidad
It was a relief to get back to reality after hearing the ghost story.
the state of being real.
realidad
(often in plural realities) a fact
realidad
Death and sorrow are two of the grim realities of human existence.
really adverb in fact
en realidad
He looks a fool but he is really very clever.
very
realmente, muy
That’s a really nice hat!
real estate noun (especailly American) the buying and selling of) land and houses
inmobiliaria
an expensive piece of real estate (also adjective) a real estate agent.
for real (especially American) genuine; true
verdad
He says he’s got a new bike, but I don’t know if that’s for real.
in reality really; actually
en realidad, en verdad, la verdad es que
He pretends to be busy, but in reality he has very little to do.
(Definition of real from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “real” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

escapism

a way of avoiding an unpleasant or boring life, especially by thinking, reading, etc. about more exciting but impossible activities

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More