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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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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (lentamente)
a. slowly
2. (en voz baja, sin hacer ruido)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. quietly
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
3. (general)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¡despacio!take it easy!
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1 (lentamente) slowly
conduce muy despacio he drives very slowly; ¿puede hablar más despacio? can you speak more slowly?
mi abuela caminaba muy despacio vierta el vino despacio en la jarra las cosas de palacio van despacio
2 (silenciosamente)
salí despacio para no molestar a nadie I left quietly so as not to disturb anybody; habla despacio que están durmiendo speak quietly, they're asleep; keep your voice down, they're asleep
3 (suavemente) gently
llamó despacio a la puerta he knocked gently at the door
le dio despacio al balón le golpeé muy despacio ¡despacio! déjame que te explique
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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