roughly

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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. (about)
a. aproximadamente
Roughly how many marbles do you think are in the jar?¿Aproximadamente cuántas canicas crees que hay en el frasco?
b. más o menos
This university accepts roughly 12,000 new students a year.Esta universidad admite más o menos 12.000 nuevos estudianes cada año.
2. (generally)
a. en líneas generales
The philosophy teacher roughly explained the concept of "society" to us on the first day of class.El profesor de filosofía nos explicó en líneas generales el concepto de "sociedad" en el primer día de clase.
3. (not gently)
a. bruscamente
Don't play so roughly with him. He's just a child.No juegues tan bruscamente con él. Es solo un niño.
b. de manera violenta
The young woman said police treated her roughly and mocked her after her arrest.La joven dijo que la policía la trató de manera violenta y se burló de ella después del arresto.
4. (crudely)
a. toscamente
Her suit was roughly made and the seams were showing.Su traje estaba confeccionado toscamente, y se veían las costuras.
5. (culinary)
a. en trozos grandes
Roughly chop the carrots and potatoes before adding them to the stew.Corte las zanahorias y papas en trozos grandes antes de añadirlas al guiso.
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roughly
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
1. (violently)
a. brutalmente
to treat somebody roughlytratar a alguien con brutalidad
2. (crudely)
a. groseramente
3. (approximately)
a. aproximadamente
roughly (speaking)aproximadamente
roughly [ˈrʌflɪ]
adverb
1 (approximately) [+equal] aproximadamente; más o menos
there were roughly 250 tell me roughly what it's all about in roughly equal proportions
he was roughly the same age/height as me tenía aproximadamente or más o menos la misma edad/altura que yo
I put it at roughly 250 a woman of roughly her own age the Ukraine is roughly equal to France in size it costs roughly 50p roughly speaking, a scientific humanist is somebody who believes in science and in humanity but not in God
roughly similar más o menos parecido; roughly translated traducido a grandes rasgos or de forma aproximada
2 (generally) [+describe, outline] en líneas generales; más o menos
they fall roughly into two categories en términos generales se dividen en dos categorías
roughly speaking, that would increase the time available by about a quarter
roughly speaking, it means an increase of 10% en líneas generales, supone un incremento del 10%; roughly speaking, it acts as a transformer viene a actuar más o menos como un transformador; roughly speaking, his job is that of an administrator su trabajo es, por así decirlo, de administrador
3 (not gently) [+push] bruscamente; [+play] de forma violenta; [+speak, order] con brusquedad
to treat sth/sb roughly tratar mal algo/tratar a algn con brusquedad
4 (crudely) [+constructed, built, carved] toscamente
roughly [hewn] wood
to sketch sth roughly hacer un bosquejo de algo
5 (Cookery) [+chop] en trozos grandes; [+slice] en rodajas grandes
skin and roughly chop the tomatoes. roughly slice the spring onions
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