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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (nearly)
a. practically
Todavía falta colocar algunas estatuas, pero el palacio está prácticamente terminado.There are a few statues still missing, but the palace is practically finished.
b. virtually
El búnker es prácticamente indestructible.The bunker is virtually indestructible.
c. almost
Es prácticamente imposible resolver este problema sin una calculadora.It's almost impossible to solve this problem without a calculator.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
2. (by means of practice)
a. through practice
Aprenderás a picar cebollas prácticamente, no solamente mirando cómo lo hago yo.You'll learn to chop onions through practice, not just watching me doing it.
b. by practice
Nadie me enseñó a hacer malabares. Aprendí prácticamente.Nobody taught me how to juggle. I learned by practice.
3. (in effect)
a. in practice
Sonaba bien en teoría, pero prácticamente resultó ser un rotundo fracaso.It sounded great in theory, but in practice it was a complete failure.
b. practically
Tenemos que poner a prueba la nueva táctica para ver si funciona prácticamente.We must put the new tactic to test to see if it works practically.
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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. (casi)
a. practically
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está prácticamente terminado it's practically finished; it's almost finished
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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