An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (not accurately)
a. incorrectamente
If you answer incorrectly three times, you're out of the game.Si respondes incorrectamente tres veces, estás fuera del juego.
b. mal
That word is spelled incorrectly. There should be two "T's."Esa palabra está mal escrita. Tiene que haber dos "T".
c. erróneamente
The doorman assumed incorrectly that I was a salesman, and he wouldn't let me in the building.El portero supuso erróneamente que yo era un vendedor y no me quiso dejar entrar al edificio.
2. (improperly)
a. de manera inapropiada
Will didn't realize the event was black tie, so he arrived dressed incorrectly.Will no sabía que el evento era de gala, y llegó vestido de manera inapropiada.
b. de modo inapropiado
Lina was afraid she would use her utensils incorrectly at the dinner with the queen.Lina temía usar los cubiertos de modo inapropiado en la cena con la reina.
c. incorrectamente
The child was chastised for speaking to her father incorrectly.La niña fue reprendida por haberle hablado incorrectamente a su padre.
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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. incorrectamente
incorrectly [ˌɪnkəˈrektlɪ]
1 (wrongly) [+spell, answer] mal; (more formal) incorrectamente; [+state, conclude, assume, believe] erróneamente; [+inform] mal; erróneamente
my name was spelt incorrectly
an incorrectly addressed letter una carta con las señas mal puestas
you have been incorrectly informed Yesterday it was incorrectly stated that ...
2 (badly) mal; (more frm) incorrectamente
the doors had been fitted incorrectly habían puesto las puertas mal
3 (improperly) [+behave] incorrectamente; [+dress] de manera inapropiada; de modo inapropiado
It is a disciplinary offence for officers to be incorrectly dressed
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