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pretty

adverb
 
 
/ˈprɪti/ informal
B1 quite, but not extremely: The traffic was pretty bad. I'm pretty sure they'll accept.AlmostMerely and barely
pretty much/well B2 almost: We've pretty much finished here.AlmostMerely and barely
Translations of “pretty”
in Korean 꽤, 어느 정도…
in Arabic لَطيف إلى حَدّ ما…
in Portuguese bem…
in Catalan bastant…
in Japanese けっこう, かなり…
in Italian piuttosto, quasi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 相當,頗,很,非常…
in Russian довольно, достаточно…
in Turkish oldukça, epey, bir hayli…
in Chinese (Simplified) 相当,颇,很,非常…
in Polish dosyć, raczej…
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