An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (in a perfect way)
a. perfectamente
I understand you perfectly and I'll see if I can help you out.Te entiendo perfectamente y veré si te puedo echar la mano.
Thankfully, the puzzle pieces fit together perfectly.Por suerte, las piezas del rompecabezas encajan perfectamente.
b. a la perfección
We are happy to announce that our proposed plan worked perfectly.Nos complace anunciar que el plan que propusimos funcionó a la perfección.
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The announcement was perfectly timed to avoid disturbances.El anuncio se realizó en el momento justo para evitar disturbios.
The hotel is perfectly located for tourists wishing to spend a lot of time at the beach.El hotel tiene la ubicación perfecta para los turistas que quieren pasar mucho tiempo en la playa.
2. (absolutely)
a. totalmente
We have to be perfectly quiet so we can surprise the birthday girl when she comes in.Tenemos que estar totalmente callados para sorprender a la cumpleañera cuando entre.
b. absolutamente
I was perfectly happy when I heard that the professor extended the deadline.Me sentí absolutamente feliz cuando supe que el profesor ampliaba el plazo.
c. completamente
Although he frequently talks to himself, he is perfectly sane.Aunque habla solo con frecuencia, está completamente cuerdo.
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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. (faultlessly)
a. perfectamente
2. (absolutely)
a. completamente
it's perfectly obviousresulta totalmente evidente
she's perfectly righttiene toda la razón
perfectly [ˈpɜːfɪktlɪ]
1 (very well) perfectamente
the plan worked perfectly el plan salió perfectamente or a la perfección
his tactics worked perfectly my jacket fitted Peter perfectly the duck and the plum sauce complimented each other perfectly he was perfectly cast as King Lear
he is perfectly placed to understand the situation está en la posición perfecta para comprender la situación
Nobody speaks English perfectly
you timed your arrival perfectly has llegado en el momento preciso; one of the most perfectly preserved medieval towns in the world uno de los pueblos medievales mejor conservados del mundo
a perfectly timed pass the climate suited him perfectly Her straight, black hair was always perfectly brushed... Teddy did everything perfectly safety precautions had worked perfectly a perfectly balanced diet
2 (absolutely, entirely) [+honest, frank, normal] totalmente
to be perfectly honest, I hate classical music si te soy totalmente sincero, odio la música clásica; I'll be perfectly frank with you te voy a ser totalmente franco; it's perfectly disgusting! ¡es verdaderamente asqueroso!
I think this is a perfectly reasonable thing to do his teeth were perfectly straight
I'm perfectly all right estoy perfectamente
well, actually, we're perfectly happy about it pues, la verdad, no nos importa en absoluto
there may be some perfectly innocent explanation puede que esto tenga una explicación totalmente inocente
it is perfectly possible to eat well on a diet es muy posible alimentarse bien aunque se esté a régimen
you'll be perfectly safe here aquí no correrás ni el más mínimo peligro
we're perfectly satisfied with this estamos plenamente satisfechos con esto
look, it's perfectly simple mira, es de lo más sencillo
you know perfectly well what my answer will be bien sabes or sabes muy bien qué respuesta te voy a dar
you know perfectly well what I'm talking about! you know the answer perfectly well he knows his duty perfectly well but ... such eggs are perfectly safe to eat even if your diet is perfectly adequate ... the kitchen was perfectly clean an object dropped on to a flat surface does not move in a perfectly straight line if we measure it carefully his face was perfectly smooth,
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