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presto

presto(
prehs
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toh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(prepared)
a. ready
La presidenta estaba presta para poner el plan en moción.The president was ready to put the plan in motion.
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(immediate)
a. prompt
La presta respuesta terminó con la confusión.The prompt response put an end to the confusión.
3. (music)
a. presto
La penúltima sección de la pieza tiene un tempo presto.The penultimate section of the piece has a presto tempo.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
4.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(quickly)
a. promptly
El caballero acudió presto al rescate de los aldeanos.The knight came promptly to the rescue of the villagers.
b. swiftly
El gobierno presto envió ayuda a las víctimas del tsunami.The government swiftly went to the aid of the tsunami victims.
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presto
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (dispuesto)
a. ready
2. (rápido)
a. prompt
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
3. (music)
a. presto
presto
adjective
1 (rápido) quick; prompt; swift
2 (listo) ready;para for;a to;
3 (Música) presto
adverb
(rápidamente) quickly; swiftly; (en seguida) right away; at once;
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