Adverbios intensificadores inglés
Si antes habíamos redactado un articulo de adverbios en inglés útiles para speaking y writing, esta vez os traemos adverbios intensificadores en inglés. ¿Para qué sirven? Para vuestro speaking sobre todo. Por si no lo sabéis aún, los intensificadores son adverbios cuya finalizad es enfatizar y darle intensidad a una palabra sobre la que se construye. Los intensificadores en inglés son necesarios para ampliar el significado de un verbo, adverbio o adjetivos y otras veces para quitar importancia a la palabra. Aquí abajo puedes ver una lista de adverbios intensificadores en inglés clasificados por categorías:
Enfáticos o emphasizers
- Apparently: The Korean ship was apparently undamaged.
- Awfully ¡Be careful! Awful means very bad, but awfully usually describes something great, like The cake was awfully delicious!
- Basically: Basically the system ought to have worked.
- Categorically: Indeed, he had categorically denied that there was any danger.
- Certainly: There certainly wasn’t any malice in her comments.
- Definitely: I definitely remember sending the letter.
- Deeply: The opinion is deeply divided on this issue.
- Enthusiastically: We all clapped his performance enthusiastically.
- Essentially: A society is essentially an organism.
- Generally: It is now generally accepted that …
- Honestly: I honestly don’t know.
- Incredibly: I felt incredibly ashamed of myself for getting so angry.
- Literally: She was literally blue with cold.
- Phenomenally: This product has been phenomenally successful.
- Possibly: How can I possibly do it?
- Positively: She was positively beaming with pleasure.
- Probably: Most scientists would probably lean toward this viewpoint.
- Not likely: Also, eating is not likely to be viewed as a cardinal sin.
- Readily: The plants readily respond to these stimuli.
- Seriously: Many rivers and lakes are seriously polluted.
- Strongly: He remained strongly optimistic that an agreement could be reached.
- Sincerely: We are sincerely grateful for your help.
- Super: Sorry, I’m super tired, I have to turn in.
- Undecidedly: Tom was staggering around undecidedly among the bushes, when he noticed a man on a horse behind himself.
- Unlikely: They are unlikely to have changed their thinking so soon.
- Terribly: My son’s terribly untidy; my daughter’s no different.
- Too: Too much experience is a dangerous thing.
- Truly: Only a truly free person has human dignity.
- Virtually (prácticamente): This new material is virtually unbreakable.
¿Conoces las figuras retóricas en inglés o quieres usar vocabulario c1 c2?
2. Amplifiers o aplificadores:
- Absolutely: Affection is desirable. Money is absolutely indispensable!
- Amazingly: People are just amazingly ignorant about the Middle East.
- At all: No one is wise at all times.
- Completely: It is impossible to be completely objective.
- Entirely: The police are not always entirely blameless in these matters.
- Exactly: It’s exactly the way I thought it would be.
- Exceptionally: She defended her position exceptionally well
- Extraordinarily: He wore an extraordinarily solemn expression.
- Extremely: Penicillin was an extremely significant medical discovery.
- Fully: It is difficult tofullyassess the damage.
- Indisputably: This novel is indisputably his finest work.
- Outrageously: He behaved outrageously when he was young.
- Particularly: I am not myself a particularly punctual person.
- Unusually: She got an unusually low score for creativity.
- Utterly: Her logic is utterly incontrovertible.
- Really: You look really stunning in that dress!
- Remarkably: The life of Marx is remarkably well documented.
- Totally: I am reluctant to trust anyone totally, Your Excellency.
- Tremendously: University funding was tremendously biased towards scientists.
- indescribably: Guatemala is indescribably beautiful.
- incredibly: My sister’s son is incredibly talented.
- incomparably: This kind of wine is incomparably superior.
- inexpressibly: Some artists are inexpressibly sad.
- unspeakably: Not all, but some clients are unspeakably rude.
- unutterably: The yard is unutterably filthy.
Para demostrar fluidez avanzada en inglés, intenta usar también metáforas en inglés o figuras estilísticas.
3. Downtoners o adverbios que minimizan la intensidad de un verbo, adverbio o adjetivo:
- A bit: My mother’s a bit of an eccentric.
- A little: A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Barely: He could barely read and write.
- Bitterly: (goes with specific words, only, including cold, unhappy, disappointed, sad, )
- Dangerously: Appearances can be deceptive? Dangerously deceptive.
- Hardly: I can hardly imagine such a scene.
- Perhaps: Perhaps the letter will come today.
- Probably: Their plan will probably meet with little success.
- Pretty: The weasel is a very pretty little creature.
- Kind of: I’m not the kind of person who would do that.
- Somewhat: You may find it somewhat overwhelming at first.
- Sort of: That’s not the sort of behaviour I expect of you!
- Slightly: The medicine had a slightly bitter taste.
- Merely: We humans are merely the instruments of fate.
- Nearly: The investigation continued for nearly three years.
4. Premodifiers are adverbs that alter the intensity of the modified word. For example:
- Very: Very few students learn Latin now.
- Relatively: She was still a relatively inexperienced pilot.
- To some extent: Most students suffer from exam nerves to some extent.
- Rather: His political ideas are rather extreme.
*Keep in mind que muchos adverbios intensificadores y de grado en inglés básicamente significan lo mismos, estos son: remarkably, incredibly, amazingly, unusually, extremely, very , so, really.
Recordad que estaría genial utilizar adverbios intensificadores en el Speaking de cualquier examen oficial como Aptis, Trinity o EOI, ya sea para dar vuestra opinión o compartir vuestros pensamientos acerca de cualquier tema propuesto.
Os traemos también unos ejercicios para practicar los adverbios intensificadores en inglés y quedaros con alguno:
- She can’t believe he __________ said as much. surely, frankly, probably
- Mr. Anderson __________ suspected nothing. hardly, honestly, by far
- She is __________ devastated by the loss. utterly, grately, of course
- It was _________ easy to find the answers to all the questions. quite, totally, often
- Mark can run ____ better than I do. He is a professional runner. far, very, too
- The CEO spoke ____ to me. kindly, generously, softly
- “Sue rarely goes there means” She does not ____ go there. hardly, frequently, ocassionaly
- ____ Bob is a good runner yet I have never watched him run a race. Luckily, Fortunately, Apparently
- I can ____ remember his name, it’s been years since I spoke to him last. simply, badly, hardly
- I ______ asked him to stop. basically, often, always
1. frankly; 2. honestly; 3. utterly; 4. totally; 5. very; 6. kindly; 7. frequently; 8. Apparently, 9. hardly, 10. basically
That’s all for today! Esperemos que hoy hayáis aprendido bastantes expresiones de grado en inglés. Os animanos igualmente que de ahora en adelante intentéis utilizar adverbios intensificadores en inglés (también llamados intensifiers en inglés), principalmente en vuestros Speaking y Writing porque seguro que vais a impresionar a vuestro interlocutor o, a vuestro examinador, si hablamos de exámenes oficiales.
Hasta la vista babies!
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