An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (expressly)
a. especialmente
I made this meal especially for you.Hice esta cena especialmente para ti.
b. expresamente
Tammy wore her pink sweater especially for David, because he didn't believe she owned anything pink.Tammy llevaba el suéter rosa expresamente para David, porque no se creía que ella tuviera nada rosa.
c. en particular
The singer offered his gratitude to his fans, but especially to those from his home town.El cantante dio las gracias a sus fans, pero, en particular, a los de su ciudad natal.
2. (exceptionally)
a. particularmente
Dania had an especially long weekend because she was in bed sick with the flu.Dania tuvo un fin de semana particularmente largo porque estuvo en cama enferma con la gripe.
b. especialmente
Bryan found learning Chinese to be especially difficult.A Bryan le pareció que aprender chino era especialmente difícil.
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1. especialmente
  • we were especially lucky with the weather tuvimos especial suerte con el tiempo
1. especialmente (in particular)
  • they had a cake specially made les hicieron un pastel para la ocasión
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especially [ɪsˈpeʃəlɪ]
1 (particularly) especialmente
the garden is beautiful, especially in summer/when it rains
especially in summer/when it rains especialmente or sobre todo en verano/cuando llueve
especially in summer/when it rains
why me, especially? ¿por qué yo precisamente?
I especially liked the beginning of the book you especially ought to know
2 (expressly) especialmente
I came especially to see you vine especialmente para verte; to do sth especially for sb/sth hacer algo especialmente para algn/algo
3 (more than usually) [+important, difficult, sensitive] especialmente; particularmente
she did especially well in her French exam el examen de francés le fue especialmente or particularmente bien; "is she pretty?" — "not especially" —¿es guapa? —no especialmente
vitamin k is especially important for babies it is especially awkward
specially [ˈspeʃəlɪ]
1 (specifically) [+designed, made, adapted, trained, selected] especialmente; expresamente
a lotion specially formulated for children una loción formulada especialmente or expresamente para niños; we asked for it specially lo pedimos a propósito
a dinner she had specially prepared for him
2 (particularly) especialmente; en especial; en particular
I was thinking specially of the effect on pedestrians they were all pro-Nazi, specially Malan and Verwoerd
we would specially like to see the orchard nos gustaría especialmente or en especial ver el huerto; nos gustaría ver el huerto en particular; specially the yellow ones especialmente or sobre todo los amarillos
he is specially interested in Proust
3 (exceptionally) especialmente; particularmente
a specially difficult task
her job is not specially important to her su trabajo no es especialmente or particularmente importante para ella; the food was specially good la comida era excepcional or excepcionalmente buena
the film/book was specially interesting the exam was specially difficult
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