Significado de “literally” - en el Diccionario Inglés

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literally en inglés británico

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literallyadverb

uk /ˈlɪt.ər.əl.i/ 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.

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.

informal simply or just:

Then you literally cut the sausage down the middle.

Más ejemplos

  • He literally flew across the room.
  • I literally had a heart attack when I heard the news.
  • They were literally over the moon at the news.
  • She was literally tearing her hair out with grief.
  • He was literally millions of miles ahead of the other runners.

(Definición de literally del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

literally en inglés americano

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literallyadverb

us /ˈlɪt̬·ər·ə·li/

[ not gradable ] used for emphasizing how large or great an amount is:

There were literally hundreds of pages to read in the contract.

[ not gradable ] Literally is also used to emphasize a statement and suggest that it is surprising:

I literally (= really) had no idea you and Sophie were coming.

(Definición de literally del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)