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desperately / desesperadamente
 
desperately   [ˈdespərɪtlɪ]   -adverb
1. (=urgently, frantically)
[say, look]   desesperadamente,   con desesperaciónoun
[try, struggle, look for]   desesperadamente
[fight]   encarnizadamente
[need, require]   urgentemente,   desesperadamente
a. to [hope] desperately for something =   desear algo con todas sus fuerzas
b. to be desperately in [love] =   estar locamente or perdidamente enamorado
c. to be desperately in [need] of something =   necesitar algo urgentemente
d. I desperately [wanted] to become a film director =   quería ser director de cine masculineánoun que nada en el mundo or con todo el alma
2. (=horribly)
[lonely, thin, shy, poor]   terriblemente
a. we're not desperately [busy] at the moment =   no estamos lo que se dice terriblemente ocupados en este momento
b. it'noun desperately [cold] =   hace un frío terrible
c. to try desperately [hard] to do something =   esforzarse mucho por hacer algo
d. I'masculine desperately [hungry] =   me muero de hambre
e. desperately [ill] =   muy grave,   gravemente enfermo
f. I'masculine not desperately [keen] on the idea   *   la idea no me vuelve loco
g. to be desperately [short] of something =   andar escasísimo de algo
h. he'noun desperately [unhappy] =   es terriblemente desdichado
i. my parents were desperately [worried] =   mis padres estaban preocupadísimos
3. *
(=very much, very)
·"do you want to have children?" -- "not desperately"
*   --¿quieres tener hijos? --no estoy desesperado por tenerlos
·it'noun not desperately important/urgent
·no es terriblemente importante/urgente
·I'masculine not desperately keen
·no es que me entusiasme
·"hungry?" -- "not desperately"
·--¿tienes hambre? --puedo aguantar
 
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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