certainly

certainly
adverb
1) (definitely: I can't come today, but I'll certainly come tomorrow.) seguro
2) (of course: You may certainly have a chocolate.) desde luego, por supuesto
certainly adv
1. ciertamente / no cabe duda de que
she certainly works very hard no cabe duda de que trabaja mucho
2. desde luego / por supuesto / claro que sí
may I sit here? Certainly ¿puedo sentarme aquí? Por supuesto
certainly not desde luego que no / claro que no
certainly
tr['sɜːtənlɪ]
adverb
1 (definitely, surely) seguro
he'll certainly pass seguro que aprobará
I'll certainly do my best por supuesto que haré todo lo posible
2 (when answering questions) desde luego, por supuesto
certainly not por supuesto que no, de ninguna manera
certainly ['sərtənli] adv
1) definitely: ciertamente, seguramente
2) of course: por supuesto
certainly
adv.
ciertamente adv.
cierto adv.
pues adv.
sin falta adv.
adv.
'sɜːrtṇli, 'sɜːtṇli
adverb
a) (definitely)

we're almost certainly going to win — es casi seguro que vamos a ganar

do you see what I mean? - certainly — ¿te das cuenta de lo que quiero decir? - desde luego

he's certainly intelligent, but ... — no hay duda de que es inteligente, pero ..., es cierto que es inteligente, pero ...

b) (emphatic)

I certainly won't be buying anything there again! — por cierto que or por supuesto que no voy a volver a comprar nada allí

he may be rich, but he certainly isn't generous — será rico, pero de generoso no tiene nada

it's cold today - it certainly is! — hoy hace frío - ya lo creo!

c) (responding to request)

certainly, sir — por supuesto or cómo no, señor

certainly not! — de ninguna manera!, por supuesto que no!

['sɜːtǝnlɪ]
ADV
1) (=undoubtedly) con toda certeza, sin duda alguna

if nothing is done there will certainly be an economic crisis — si no se hace nada, con toda certeza or sin duda alguna se producirá una crisis económica

your answer is almost certainly right — casi seguro que or casi con seguridad tu respuesta está bien

it is certainly true that ... — desde luego es verdad or cierto que ...

2) (=definitely)

something should certainly be done about that — decididamente, deberían hacer algo al respecto

I will certainly get it finished by tomorrow — definitivamente lo termino para mañana

it's certainly better — desde luego es mucho mejor

this computer is certainly an improvement on the old one — este ordenador es sin ninguna duda mejor que el antiguo

it certainly impressed me — ya lo creo que me impresionó

I shall certainly be there — no faltaré, seguro que estaré

you certainly did that well — desde luego eso lo hiciste bien

I would certainly like to try — desde luego (que) me gustaría probar

such groups most certainly exist — esos grupos existen con toda seguridad

3) (in answer to questions, requests)

"could you give me a lift?" - "certainly!" — -¿me podrías llevar? -¡claro (que sí)! or ¡por supuesto! or ¡faltaría más!

certainly madam! — ¡con mucho gusto, señora!, ¡por supuesto, señora!

"wouldn't you agree?" - "oh, certainly" — -¿estás de acuerdo? -sí, desde luego

"had you forgotten?" - "certainly not" — -¿se le había olvidado? -por supuesto que no or claro que no

"would you ever eat snake?" - "certainly not!" — -¿comerías serpiente? -¡qué va!

"will you accept his offer?" - "certainly not!" — -¿vas a aceptar su oferta? -¡qué va! or ¡de ninguna manera!

"can I go on my own?" - "certainly not!" — -¿puedo ir sola? -¡de eso nada! or ¡ni hablar!

4) (=granted)

certainly, she has potential, but ... — desde luego tiene posibilidades, pero ..., no hay duda de que tiene posibilidades, pero ...

* * *
['sɜːrtṇli, 'sɜːtṇli]
adverb
a) (definitely)

we're almost certainly going to win — es casi seguro que vamos a ganar

do you see what I mean? - certainly — ¿te das cuenta de lo que quiero decir? - desde luego

he's certainly intelligent, but ... — no hay duda de que es inteligente, pero ..., es cierto que es inteligente, pero ...

b) (emphatic)

I certainly won't be buying anything there again! — por cierto que or por supuesto que no voy a volver a comprar nada allí

he may be rich, but he certainly isn't generous — será rico, pero de generoso no tiene nada

it's cold today - it certainly is! — hoy hace frío - ya lo creo!

c) (responding to request)

certainly, sir — por supuesto or cómo no, señor

certainly not! — de ninguna manera!, por supuesto que no!


English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

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