Quick answer
"Despacio" is an adverb which is often translated as "slowly", and "lentamente" is an adverb which is also often translated as "slowly". Learn more about the difference between "despacio" and "lentamente" below.
despacio(
dehs
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pah
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syoh
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (not quickly)
a. slowly
Deberías manejar más despacio en la carretera.You should drive more slowly on the highway.
2. (not loudly)
a. quietly
Habla más despacio para no despertar al bebé.Speak more quietly so that the baby doesn't wake up.
b. softly
Julián silbaba despacio mientras hacía su trabajo.Julian whistled softly as he did his work.
3. (not rough)
a. gently
Le golpeó despacio el hombro para advertirle.She tapped gently on his shoulder to warn him.
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lentamente(
lehn
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tah
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mehn
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teh
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (speed, pace)
a. slowly
Las condiciones mejoran lentamente.Conditions are slowly improving.
El tráfico está avanzando lentamente.Traffic is advancing slowly.
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