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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. (accurately)
a. exactamente
The map showed exactly where the treasure was.El mapa mostraba exactamente dónde estaba el tesoro.
b. con precisión
The thermometer gives exactly the right temperature.El termómetro da la temperatura correcta con precisión.
2. (as an answer)
a. exactamente
Are you a translator? - Not exactly. I am a linguist.¿Es usted traductor? - No exactamente. Soy lingüista.
b. exacto
And that's why you're angry? - Exactly!¿Y por eso estás enojada? - ¡Exacto!
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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. (general)
a. exactamente
not exactlyno precisamente
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exactly [ɪɡˈzæktlɪ]
[+know, resemble] exactamente; [+calculate, measure, describe] exactamente; con precisión
at exactly five o'clock a las cinco en punto
I had exactly £3
what did you tell him exactly? what exactly did you tell him? ¿qué le dijiste exactamente?
that's exactly what I was thinking eso es exactamente lo que yo estaba pensando; he's exactly like his father es exactamente igual que su padre; es clavado a su padre (informal); nobody knows who exactly will be in charge nadie sabe con exactitud quién será el encargado; I wanted to get everything exactly right quería hacerlo todo a la perfección; "do you mean that we are stuck here?" — "exactly!" —¿quieres decir que no nos podemos mover de aquí? —¡exacto! or —¡efectivamente!; he wasn't exactly pleased no estaba precisamente contento; no estaba muy contento, que digamos; it's not exactly interesting no es lo que se dice interesante; "is she sick?" — "not exactly" —¿está enferma? —no exactamente
He didn't exactly say no, but ... it is 3 o'clock exactly You've exactly one hour to complete the test I wanted to know exactly where my mother was buried "so I was wrong" - "exactly"
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