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Principal Translations
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cierto adjadjetivo: Describe el sustantivo. Puede ser posesivo, numeral, demostrativo ("casa grande", "mujer alta"). (que es verdad)true adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Todo lo que dice es cierto.
 Everything she says is true.
cierto adjadjetivo: Describe el sustantivo. Puede ser posesivo, numeral, demostrativo ("casa grande", "mujer alta"). (algún, cualquiera)one adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Cierto día decidieron que lo mejor era seguir cada uno su camino.
 They decided one day that the best thing to do was go their separate ways.
 
Additional Translations
SpanishEnglish
cierto advadverbio: Describe al verbo, al adjetivo o a otro adverbio ("corre rápidamente", "sucede ahora", "muy extraño"). (ciertamente, de verdad)certainly advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Cierto, está claro que Michael Jackson es el rey del pop.
 Certainly, it's clear that Michael Jackson is the King of Pop.
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2017:

Compound Forms:
SpanishEnglish
cierto día adj + nm (fecha inexacta)one day nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
cierto grado de certain degree of nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
dar por cierto loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (validar, creer)assume, suppose vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  take [sth] as given v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 No des por cierto todo lo que dice el noticiero.
de cierto modo,
de cierta manera
loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa").
(en alguna forma)in a certain way exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  somehow advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
de cierto modo,
de cierta manera
loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa").
(en algún sentido)in a sense, in a way exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
en cierto modo,
en cierto sentido
loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa").
(en algunos aspectos)in a way exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  in some way exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (formal)in a certain way exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
en cierto sentido in a certain sense, in some sense exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
es cierto que exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (admite argumento)it is true that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (future)it is certain that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
estar en lo cierto loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (acertar)be certain, be right v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
hasta cierto grado,
hasta cierto punto
exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho").
(en cierta manera)to a certain degree exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  to a certain extent exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
hasta cierto punto to a certain point exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
lo cierto es que exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (la verdad es que)the fact is that, the truth is that v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
por cierto loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (introduce un tema)by the way advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Por cierto, ¿cuándo vais a venir a visitarnos?
por cierto,
sí,
por cierto
loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa").
formal (efectivamente)indeed advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Un buen vino, por cierto.
si bien es cierto exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (aunque es cierto)although it's true exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  even though it's true exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  while that is true exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
si es cierto que if it's true that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
un cierto nombre a certain name nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
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