An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (in the immediate past)
a. recientemente
I've recently received a letter from the bank.Recientemente, he recibido una carta del banco.
b. hace poco
My mother recently saw your brother.Hace poco que mi madre vio a tu hermano.
c. recién (apocope before past participle)
Recently-graduated students can pick up their diplomas in the office.Los estudiantes recién graduados pueden recoger sus diplomas en la oficina.
d. recién
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I have recently finished studying.Recién acabo de estudiar.
2. (lately)
a. últimamente
I haven't slept well recently.Últimamente no duermo bien.
b. recientemente
Have you read any good books recently?¿Has leído algún libro bueno recientemente?
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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. recientemente, hace poco
as recently as yesterdayayer sin ir más lejos
until quite recentlyhasta hace muy poco
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recently [ˈriːsntlɪ]
1 (not long ago) recientemente; hace poco; recién; (LAm)
until recently hasta hace poco; it is only very recently that I started painting empecé a pintar hace muy poco or apenas nada; as recently as 1998 he was living in London aún en 1998, todavía vivía él en Londres; it was discovered as recently as 1903 se descubrió hace apenas nada, en 1903
2 (lately) últimamente; recientemente
I haven't heard from her recently últimamente or recientemente no he sabido nada de ella; just recently he's been acting strangely últimamente se ha estado comportando de un modo extraño
I haven't seen her recently I've been feeling tired recently
3 (before pp) recién
recently arrived recién llegado
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