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    Default how do you translate "virtually"?

    Hi all,
    I need help translating this word, which I don't think should be translated as ""virtualmente" since it makes no sense in Spanish.

    The site remained *virtually* untouched for many years until archaeologist XX explored it in 1897.

    According to RAE, "virtualmente" means De un modo virtual, en potencia, con frecuencia opuesto a actual o efectivamente. And there are other meanings that don't make sense in this context either.
    Any thoughts?
    Thanks!

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    Hi Andrea,
    I would translate virtually as "prácticamente".
    "El lugar quedó prácticamente intacto por muchos años hasta que..."

    Hope it helps!

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    Default Re: how do you translate "virtually"?

    Quote Originally Posted by mvictoria View Post
    "El lugar quedó prácticamente intacto por muchos años hasta que..."
    Me gusta ...

    Saludos a las dos.

    Xóchitl

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    me alegro, Xóchitl! AndreaP, cómo lo resolviste al final?

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    Default Re: how do you translate "virtually"?

    Thank you both for your replies. I used "prácticamente". I think this is a one of the typical false cognates that can't be translated literally, but I couldn't figure out the word in Spanish.
    Thanks again!

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