exacto
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exacto(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (using strict accuracy)
a. exact
Hay que tomar la medida exacta, porque un pequeño error puede echar a perder todo el proyecto.You need take the exact measurement, because a small mistake can spoil the whole project.
b. precise
Un cirujano plástico lleva a cabo cirugías muy exactas.A plastic surgeon performs very precise surgeries.
c. accurate
El ingeniero hizo un cálculo exacto del peso que el edificio puede soportar.The engineer made an accurate calculation of the weight the building can support.
2. (identical)
a. exact
Antes de la época digital, era casi imposible hacer copias exactas.Before the digital age, it was almost impossible to make exact copies.
3. (truthful)
a. correct
El artículo aunque era exacto, no estaba completo.While the article was correct, it was not complete.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
4. (affirmative response)
a. exactly
Lo hizo Daniel. - Exacto. Ya te lo había dicho, pero no me creías.Daniel did it. - Exactly. I told you he did, but you didn't believe me.
b. precisely
¿Trabajas en ese edificio? - ¡Exacto!Do you work in that building? - Precisely!
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exacto
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (justo)
a. exact
tres metros exactosexactly three meters
2. (preciso)
a. accurate, precise
no sé la fecha exacta de la bodaI don't know the exact date of the wedding
para ser exactosto be precise
3. (idéntico)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
una copia exacta del originalan exact copy of the original
es exacto a su padrehe looks just like his father
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
4. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¡exacto!exactly!, precisely!
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exacto
adjective
1 (preciso) exact
el lugar exacto
el precio exacto the exact price
hemos tardado tres horas exactas
no recuerdo sus palabras exactas I can't remember her exact words; el tren salió a la hora exacta the train left exactly o bang on time; tus cálculos no son muy exactos your calculations are not very accurate; para ser exacto to be exact o precise
2 (correcto) correct
perdone, pero lo que dice no es del todo exacto excuse me, but what you're saying is not entirely correct
su relato de los hechos no es exacto
3 (fiel) [+copia, versión] exact
interjection
exactly!; quite right!
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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para ser más exacto
to be more specific, more precisely
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