Translation of "sure" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /ʃɔːr/ us /ʃʊər/

A2 certain

I’m sure that he won’t mind.
I’m quite sure about the second answer.
→ Opposite unsure
make sure

A2 to take action so that you are certain that something happens, is true, etc.

asegurarse (de que)
Make sure that you close all the windows before you leave.
for sure

B1 without any doubts

con seguridad
I think he’s from Korea but don’t know for sure.
be sure of something

to be confident that something is true

estar seguro de algo
He’ll win this year – I’m sure of it.
be sure of yourself

to be confident of your own abilities, qualities, etc.

estar seguro de uno mismo
She seems a bit more sure of herself since she got a job.
adverb uk /ʃɔːr/ us /ʃʊər/

A2 used to show agreement

‘Do you want to come swimming with us?’ ‘Sure.’

(Translation of “sure” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


adjective /ʃuə/

(opposite unsure) having no doubt; certain

seguro; convencido
I’m sure that I gave him the book
I’m not sure where she lives / what her address is
’There’s a bus at two o’clock.’ ’Are you quite sure?’
I thought the idea was good, but now I’m not so sure
I’ll help you – you can be sure of that!

unlikely to fail (to do or get something)

seguro; convencido
He’s sure to win
You’re sure of a good dinner if you stay at that hotel.

reliable or trustworthy

seguro; fiable
a sure way to cure hiccups
a safe, sure method
a sure aim with a rifle.
surely adverb

used in questions, exclamations etc to indicate what the speaker considers probable

seguramente, sin duda; ¿verdad?
Surely she’s finished her work by now!
You don’t believe what she said, surely?

without doubt, hesitation, mistake or failure

con seguridad
Slowly but surely we’re achieving our aim.

(in answers) certainly; of course

claro, por supuesto
’May I come with you?’ ’Surely!’
sureness noun

sure-footed adjective

not likely to slip or stumble

de pie firme
Goats are sure-footed animals.
as sure as

used in various phrases that mean ’without fail’ or ’without doubt

seguro como que me llamo…., me apuesto lo que sea a que…
As sure as fate / anything / eggs are eggs, he’ll be late again.
be sure to

don’t fail to

asegurarse de; no olvidarse de
Be sure to switch off the television.
be/feel sure of oneself

to be confident

estar/sentirse seguro de uno mismo
She didn’t feel very sure of herself in the company of strangers.
for sure

definitely or certainly

seguro, con certeza
We don’t know for sure that he’s dead.
make sure

to act so that, or check that, something is certain or sure

asegurar(se) (de)
Arrive early at the cinema to make sure of (getting) a seat!
I think he’s coming today but I’ll telephone to make sure (of that / that he is).
sure enough

in fact, as was expected

efectivamente; de hecho
I thought she’d be angry, and sure enough she was.

(Translation of “sure” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)