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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. (exactly)
a. precisamente
You have to tell us precisely what you want us to do, so we don't make mistakes.Tienes que decirnos precisamente lo que quieres que hagamos, para que no nos equivoquemos.
b. exactamente
You have precisely 45 minutes to prepare your dishes for the judges.Tienen exactamente 45 minutos para preparar sus platos para el jurado.
c. en punto
Be there on time, because the bus leaves precisely at 7 pm.Llega a tiempo, porque el autobús sale a las 7 pm en punto.
2. (without error)
a. con precisión
The scientists were able to precisely calculate the speed of the particle.Los científicos consiguieron calcular con precisión la velocidad de la partícula.
3. (specifically)
a. precisamente
Ruth was hired precisely for her background in finance.Ruth fue contratada precisamente por su experiencia en finanzas.
4. (as an affirmative)
a. exactamente
Mr. Belanger's killer had to have known him well to have that information. - Precisely.El asesino del Sr. Belanger lo tendría que conocer muy bien para tener esa información. - Exactamente.
b. exacto
The problem is that this data was excluded from the results. - Precisely!El problema es que estos datos fueron excluidos de los resultados. - ¡Exacto!
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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. precisamente
at six (o'clock) preciselya las seis en punto
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precisely [prɪˈsaɪslɪ]
1 (exactly) exactamente
we have precisely 17 minutes before the train leaves tenemos exactamente 17 minutos antes de que salga el tren
at four o'clock precisely at precisely four o'clock a las cuatro en punto
precisely! ¡exactamente!; ¡efectivamente!; precisely what was it that you wanted? ¿qué era lo que quería usted exactamente?
I can't say precisely when, but I hope it will be soon it's hard to say precisely because everything is so fluid What precisely was your association with Jacob Bloomberg
2 (expressly) precisamente
he liked her precisely because of her forthrightness le caía bien precisamente por lo franca que era
3 (with precision) [+calculate, measure] con precisión
the distance is precisely calculated
4 (meticulously) meticulosamente
he followed the instructions precisely
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