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al•most(ˈɔl moʊst, ɔlˈmoʊst)
Almost and nearly both mean 'not completely' or 'not quite'. They can be used in front of adjectives or noun phrases, or with verbs.
Almost and nearly can also be used in front of some time adverbials such as every morning and every day, and in front of some place adverbials such as there.
If it is almost or nearly a particular time, it will be that time soon.
Don't use 'nearly' in front of adverbs ending in '-ly'. You should use almost in front of these adverbs.
You can say that one thing is almost like another. Don't say that one thing is 'nearly like' another.
You can use almost in front of negative words such as never, no, none, no-one, nothing, and nowhere.
Don't use 'nearly' in front of negative words like these.
You can use nearly after not to emphasize a negative statement. For example, instead of saying 'The room is not big enough', you can say 'The room is not nearly big enough'.
Don't use 'almost' after not like this.
You can use very or so in front of nearly.
Don't use 'almost' with very or so.
|Adv.||1.||almost - (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but; "the job is (just) about done"; "the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded"; "we're almost finished"; "the car all but ran her down"; "he nearly fainted"; "talked for nigh onto 2 hours"; "the recording is well-nigh perfect"; "virtually all the parties signed the contract"; "I was near exhausted by the run"; "most everyone agrees"|
almost[ˈɔːlməʊst] ADV → casi
it's almost finished/ready → casi está terminado/listo
it's almost midnight → ya es casi medianoche
he almost certainly will win → casi seguro que gana
he almost fell → casi se cae → por poco no se cae
I had almost forgotten about it → casi lo olvido → por poco no lo olvido
we're almost there → estamos a punto de llegar, ya nos falta poco para llegar
"have you finished?" - "almost" → -¿has acabado? -casi
almost[ˈɔːlməʊst] adv → presque
almost impossible → presque impossible
to almost do sth
I've almost finished → J'ai presque fini.
He almost fell → Il est presque tombé.
BUT Il a failli tomber.
almost a month → presque un mois
almost 5 kilometres → presque cinq kilomètres
almost all → presque tout
almost as big as ... → presque aussi grand(e) que ...
almost certainly → presque sûrement
almost immediately → presque immédiatement