practically

practically(
prahk
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tih
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kli
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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).
adverb
1. (nearly)
a. prácticamente
My kids ate practically all the cookies before I got home.Mis hijos se comieron prácticamente todas las galletas antes de que yo regresara a casa.
b. casi
Practically everyone in the town attended the festival.Casi todo el pueblo asistió la fiesta.
c. por poco
Eva was crossing the street when a car practically ran her over.Eva cruzaba la calle cuando por poco la atropelló un carro.
2. (showing common sense)
a. con sentido práctico
With our limited funds, we need to think practically about how to spend our money.Con nuestros fondos limitados, tenemos que pensar con sentido práctico como gastar nuestro dinero.
3. (in the real world)
a. en la práctica
Some of these ideas are good in theory, but they don't hold up practically.Algunas de estas ideas son buenas en teoría, pero no funcionan en la práctica.
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practically
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
1. (general)
a. prácticamente
practically [ˈpræktɪklɪ]
adverb
1 (almost) casi; prácticamente
practically everybody casi todos; prácticamente todos
conversation is practically [impossible] inside the helicopter
the town was practically deserted el pueblo estaba casi or prácticamente desierto; there has been practically no rain apenas ha llovido; casi no ha llovido; you've eaten practically nothing apenas has comido; casi no has comido
they gave us practically no food she had practically no money with her
it practically killed me por poco me mata; casi me mata; this disease has been practically eliminated esta enfermedad ha sido erradicada casi completamente
2 (sensibly) con sentido práctico
"how can we pay for it?" Bertha asked practically —¿cómo vamos a pagarlo? —preguntó Bertha con sentido práctico
we need to respond to our present ecological crisis practically "I'll attend to it when you are ready," she said practically
3 (in practical terms)
we are interested in how this might be used practically nos interesa saber cómo se podría usar en la práctica; estamos interesados en las aplicaciones prácticas de esto
I don't know what counsellors could do to [help] you practically
what this means practically is unclear se desconocen las ramificaciones prácticas de esto; se desconoce lo que esto supondría en la práctica
what does this mean, practically, for Europe?
the work this term is more practically based el trabajo de este trimestre es más práctico; practically speaking en la práctica
Practically speaking, this means taking breakable ornaments off low tables and shelves and putting them out of reach
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