In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(in fact)I really did see him! — ¡de verdad que lo vi!
- I really don't care — la verdad es que no me importa
- the tomato is really a fruit — el tomate en realidad / hablando con propiedad es una fruta
- it's sad really — la verdad es que es una lástima
- do you like it? — not really — ¿te gusta? — no mucho
- I think we should all turn to the person on our left and acknowledge the fact that we really are blessed.
- If they really are true supporters, they might consider getting behind the club and working for its future.
- In actual fact I didn't really see him make many mistakes with that at all.
- Anyone who imagines a perfect bureaucracy really is living in a world of fantasy.
- The boldness comes in the fact that this is really the end of the film.
- It's just that he thinks this is a fact and nothing really can be done about it.
- In actual fact, what you really see in the television studio is a blank blue screen.
- Again, neither the affirmative nor the negative answer is really satisfactory.
- The other thing I really liked was the fact that the story really was neverending.
- It s no longer really possible to live up to that part of the custom but the spirit remains the same.
- It was a fascinating story and well worth the telling, but is it likely or possible that Davis was really so sainted?
- The spirits were incredibly high, as you can imagine, and they really went out of their way to get me involved.
- Despite their size and the fact that they really are sharks, they are gentle, harmless creatures.
- In fact teaching and research really constitute a single mission, the pursuit of knowledge.
- It's not really possible to say as I'm 20 pages and less than a single chapter into the book.
- Can it really be possible that the web has an innate ability to unite its users into some more powerful collective?
- Could it really be the fact or the case that we only value allies who disagree with us?
- Is it really possible to sue people over email when the address is not verifiable?
- Perhaps it is time to wake up to the fact that there really is only one person to blame for all these happenings and that is ourselves.
- The ticket stub in my wallet has served as a reminder that it really was true.
2it's really good/cheap/old — es muy / (informal) super bueno/barato/viejo
- it was really hot — hacía mucho calor
- she's really excited about her new job — está entusiasmadísima con su nuevo trabajo
- you really should visit your mother — la verdad es que deberías ir a ver a tu madre
- But people really ought to be ecstatic because it's become such an awful place to work.
- I'm getting the urge to redesign the site again but really ought to wait and see the year out I think!
- Normally, that ought to be a sure sign to someone like me that I really ought to forget about it.
- I really ought to hope that the murderous pair repented before they died.
- So I really ought to walk the mile to Lisa's workplace to meet her for lunch now.
- The negative ones echo my own opinion that the book really isn't very good.
- It is really time that the opinions of the people of this country were heard clearly by our politicians.
- When you've finished you wonder why you made all that fuss, and I really ought to be used to it by now.
- The authorities, in all their wisdom, really ought to dream up a more appealing format, you feel.
- There's their flatmate William who really ought to be getting a place of his own by now.
- The next step is then to find all the things that you think really ought to fit into the definition of existence.
- I really cannot imagine just how much rubbish she and her partner can possibly generate.
- I ought really to balance this out with a list of the good things that happened.
- Sit on this porch, persuade the few tourist cars that arrived that they really ought to turn back.
- If they would, they really ought to stop what they're doing now and go home.
- Inevitably there will be people who think I ought really to be getting married.
- Having been such a fan of the films for so long, I thought I really ought to see what inspired them.
- Yes, you really ought to hate Richards for all that good fortune, but the trouble is, you can't.
- Because of the nature of the estate and the situation of the post office this is one branch that we really ought to fight to retain.
- They have been called the best live band in Britain so often that they really ought to get it printed on stationery.
3she won a prize — (oh,) really? — ganó un premio — ¿ah sí?
- (expressing surprise) she's nearly 40 — really? — ronda los 40 — ¿de verdad? / ¡no me digas!
- (expressing indignation) you'll just have to wait — (well,) really! — tendrá que esperar — ¡pero bueno!
- I mean, really: he's got a nerve — es que, francamente ¡qué tipo tan descarado!
- no, really, I do want to come — no, en serio, claro que quiero ir
- People remember 10%, 20%...Oh Really?
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