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"Exacto" is an adjective which is often translated as "exact", and "preciso" is an adjective which is often translated as "accurate". Learn more about the difference between "exacto" and "preciso" below.
exacto(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (using strict accuracy)
a. exact
Hay que tomar la medida exacta, porque un pequeño error puede echar a perder todo el proyecto.You need take the exact measurement, because a small mistake can spoil the whole project.
b. precise
Un cirujano plástico lleva a cabo cirugías muy exactas.A plastic surgeon performs very precise surgeries.
c. accurate
El ingeniero hizo un cálculo exacto del peso que el edificio puede soportar.The engineer made an accurate calculation of the weight the building can support.
2. (identical)
a. exact
Antes de la época digital, era casi imposible hacer copias exactas.Before the digital age, it was almost impossible to make exact copies.
3. (truthful)
a. correct
El artículo aunque era exacto, no estaba completo.While the article was correct, it was not complete.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
4. (affirmative response)
a. exactly
Lo hizo Daniel. - Exacto. Ya te lo había dicho, pero no me creías.Daniel did it. - Exactly. I told you he did, but you didn't believe me.
b. precisely
¿Trabajas en ese edificio? - ¡Exacto!Do you work in that building? - Precisely!
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preciso(
preh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (exact)
a. accurate
Queda claro que los datos en uno de estos informes no son precisos.It's clear that the data in one of these reports aren't accurate.
b. precise
Aún no sabemos el número preciso de personas que vendrán a la boda.We don't know the precise number of people who will come to the wedding yet.
c. very
Estuvimos aquí en este preciso lugar hace diez años.We were in this very place ten years ago.
2. (needed)
a. necessary
Nos hemos manifestado contra estas injusticias y lo seguiremos haciendo si es preciso.We have protested against these injustices, and we will continue to do so if necessary.
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