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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (it's needed)
a. it's necessary
Es preciso reducir la contaminación en las grandes ciudades.It's necessary to reduce pollution in big cities.
b. it's essential
Es preciso tener una buena conexión a Internet para el teletrabajo.It's essential to have a good Internet connection for teleworking.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
El informe estará listo mañana. Trabajaré toda la noche si es preciso.The report will be ready tomorrow. I'll work all night if necessary.
Es preciso que intervengas. Tú eres la jefa y a ti te respetan.You have to intervene. You're the boss and they respect you.
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