1.1(expressing conviction)surely the real problem is … — el verdadero problema, digo yo / me parece a mí, es …
- surely she doesn't mean that! — ¡no puede ser que lo diga en serio!
- surely I've met you somewhere before? — nos conocemos de algún sitio ¿no?
- this situation surely can't go on — está claro que las cosas no pueden seguir así
- Such beliefs surely had deeper roots than the experience of war in North America.
- Those who endured the recent count would surely favour it on grounds of speed and convenience.
- This may or not be so, but in a debate about changing the law to make it more effective, it is surely the wrong emphasis.
- Even if readers were aware, the extraordinary importance of the allegation surely merits emphasis.
- If this is true, surely each outlet should be doing all it can to ensure holiday-makers make return visits.
- That indeed may well be true but rather than finessing this issue it should surely be addressing it head on.
- True devotees surely know that there can be no compromise with them.
- However, his tremendous form so far this season must surely have surprised even his biggest admirers.
- If that is not the case, then unearthing the true motive is surely someone else's job.
- If that is the case, then the Minister will surely be able to assure the House of that particular fact.
- There is surely an opening here for new private firms to come in and show the established operators how it could be done.
- His views on the proper basicality of belief in God surely do not commit him to thinking that faith and reason conflict.
- Were that true, extra troops should surely be sent to boost security.
- Those to whom a well struck word rings out straight and true will surely be aware that disenable is not a real word.
- For all that, surely people should be able to talk about their fundamental beliefs.
- If it is reflected in all aspects of nature, surely it must be true for the Great Spirit.
- If better diagnosis is an acceptable reason for the rising rates of autism then surely the converse is true.
- Today, as all recent Old Firm managers of substance have done, he will surely deliver a trophy in his first season.
- He had been warned twice, it is true, for running onto the pitch but it would surely have been worthwhile risking him.
- If this is true, surely it has its own rights, including the right to live.
1.2(expressing uncertainty)he must be mistaken, surely? — tiene que estar equivocado ¿no?
- surely there must be somewhere we can go — tiene que haber algún sitio donde podamos ir
1.3(expressing disbelief)surely you don't believe that! — ¡no te creerás eso!
- you're not going to tell her, surely? — no se lo irás a decir ¿verdad?
- she says she's leaving — surely not! — dice que se va — ¡no es posible! / ¡no puede ser!
- it was 3,000 — 1,000, surely? — fueron 3.000 — ¿no eran 1.000?
2(undoubtedly, certainly)seguramentesin dudathis must surely be one of the worst movies ever made — esta es seguramente / sin duda una de las peores películas de la historia
- they will surely win the election — no cabe duda de que ganarán las elecciones
- If Tech had undershot the target they would crash in the forest and they would all surely die.
- If we do not we will surely fail our patients, the public, and ourselves.
- If he didn't hurry, there would be nowhere to hide, and he and Anne would surely die.
- This is praise indeed from the IMF, and it is surely a firm indication that all is by no means lost.
- Her presence would have surely made certain that some things happened and certain things did not.
- We realised that without help it would surely die, as it was getting weaker by the day.
- White House reporters will surely have been relieved to learn that Canberra's tap water is drinkable.
- True democracy surely involves a combination of participation and representation.
- Having a dog or cat around the house will surely bring animal lovers a lot of smiles.
- She wanted no home, but she knew that if she continued, he would surely die out here.
- Will would surely die if this boy didn't have any information about his dear Elizabeth.
- If they don't do this they are surely failing in their duties of surveillance.
- It might not be good news for certain companies, but it surely is a boon for consumers.
- People say that the greatest geniuses are always the most troubled and this is surely true of comedians.
- Yes, this will surely fail but we have to be careful that he doesn't try it again.
- With the soft ground in his favour, he will surely be hard to beat.
- This was surely partly because the election result is indeed all but certain.
- Anything that does not succeed in completing this cycle will surely fail on this planet.
- At the same time, these methods surely contain certain errors and assumptions.
- I've been trying to look out for it and will surely die if I miss it again.
3(gladly, willingly)por supuestodesde luegosurely, I'd be glad to — por supuesto / desde luego, me encantaría