An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (carefully)
a. atentamente
The ambassador listened closely to the president.El embajador escuchó atentamente al presidente.
b. de cerca
The coach watched him closely to decide whether he was worth hiring.El entrenador lo observó de cerca para decidir si valía la pena contratarlo.
c. con atención
He listened closely to her words, frowning a bit, as she explained why she was leaving.Escuchó con atención sus palabras, frunciendo un poco el ceño, mientras ella explicaba por qué se iba a marchar.
d. detenidamente
Allison examined Rafael's letter closely, trying to find the hidden message.Allison examinó detenidamente la carta de Rafael e intentó encontrar el mensaje escondido.
e. a fondo
The detective knew something was shady and investigated closely until he found the culprits.El detective sabía que había algo turbio e indagó a fondo hasta hallar a los culpables.
2. (intimately)
a. estrechamente
A healthy diet is closely related to a happy mind.Una dieta sana está estrechamente relacionada con una mente feliz.
b. de cerca
The officer followed the suspect closely.El policía siguió de cerca al sospechoso.
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She scored a three point shot in the final seconds of a closely contested game.Anotó un tiro de tres puntos en los últimos segundos de un partido muy reñido.
The twins closely resemble one another.Los gemelos se parecen muchísimo.
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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. (to examine, watch)
a. de cerca
to listen closelyescuchar atentamente
to closely resemble somebodyparecerse mucho a alguien
closely related/connectedíntimamente relacionado(a)/conectado(a)
closely contestedmuy reñido(a)
2. (populated)
a. densamente
closely packedapiñado(a)
closely [ˈkləʊslɪ]
1 (carefully) [+look, examine] atentamente; de cerca
to watch closely fijarse; prestar mucha atención; to listen closely escuchar con atención; escuchar atentamente; a closely guarded secret un secreto celosamente guardado
2 (nearly)
to resemble sth/sb closely parecerse mucho a algo/algn; closely related/connected estrechamente relacionado/unido; closely contested muy reñido; closely packed [+case] repleto; this will be a closely fought race será una carrera muy reñida
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