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Definición de “literally” en inglés


adverb     /ˈlɪt.ər.əl.i/ /-rə.li/ US  /ˈlɪt̬.ɚ.əl.i/
B2 using the real or original meaning of a word or phrase: They were responsible for literally millions of deaths . We live literally just round the corner from her. You'll lose marks if you translate too literally (= one word at a time ).Accurate and exact If you translate literally, you translate each word in a text separately , without looking at how the words are used together in a phrase or sentence : Translations that are done too literally often don't flow well or don't sound natural . informal used to emphasize what you are saying: He missed that kick literally by miles . I was literally bowled over by the news .Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions informal simply or just: Then you literally cut the sausage down the middle .General
(Definition of literally adverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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