safely
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safely(
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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. (without danger)
a. sin peligro
The chemical stability of biodiesel determines how long it can safely be stored.La estabilidad química del biodiésel determina el tiempo que puede almacenarse sin peligro.
b. sin ningún problema
Valerie can safely take care of her little brother for a couple of days.Valerie puede cuidar sin ningún problema a su hermanito por un par de días.
c. con cuidado
I'm going to drive from Chiapas to Guatemala tomorrow. - Drive safely.Voy a manejar de Chiapas a Guatemala mañana. - Maneja con cuidado.
d. con prudencia
All motorists should drive safely.Todo automovilista debe conducir con prudencia.
e. sin riesgos
I believe you can safely invest in the city's bonds.Creo que se puede invertir sin riesgos en los bonos de la ciudad.
2. (with certainty)
a. con seguridad
You can safely bet that she will not turn up.Puedes apostar con seguridad a que no va a venir.
b. sin temor a equivocarse
I can safely say that she'll be furious when she finds out.Puedo decir sin temor a equivocarme que estará furiosa cuando se entere.
c. con certeza
I can safely say that my latest script has more action than anything I've ever written before.Puedo decir con certeza que mi último guión tiene más acción que cualquier otro que he escrito antes.
3. (without incident)
a. sano y salvo
The refugees made it safely to the island.Los refugiados llegaron sanos y salvos a la isla.
b. sin ningún percance
His mother is praying for him to come home safely.Su mamá está rezando para que vuelva a casa sin ningún percance.
4. (securely)
a. bien
Our suitcases are packed and safely stored in the car.Las maletas están hechas y bien guardadas en el coche.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
You can relax now. The whole gang is safely in jail.Ya te puedes relajar. Toda la pandilla está en la cárcel, de donde no va a salir.
You should put all that money safely away, where no one can find it.Deberías guardar ese dinero en un lugar seguro, donde nadie lo encuentre.
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safely
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (without risk)
a. sin riesgos
once we're safely homecuando estemos tranquilos en casa
drive safely!¡conduce or
to arrive safelyllegar sano(a) y salvo(a)
2. (with certainty)
a. con certeza
I can safely say that…puedo decir sin temor a equivocarme que…
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safely [ˈseɪflɪ]
adverb
1 (without danger)
it can safely be frozen for months se puede congelar sin ningún problema or sin peligro durante varios meses; you can walk about quite safely in this town no se corre peligro andando por esta ciudad; no es peligroso andar por esta ciudad; drive safely! conduce con prudencia or cuidado
you can safely go ahead with it
I can safely say that ... puedo afirmar con toda seguridad or sin miedo a equivocarme que ...
...the blades can be held quite safely with the fingers. ...a time when children could play outside or in the park safely. you may safely do it now I think we can safely say he has been the victim of a hoax.
2 (without incident) [+land, return] (gen) sin ningún percance; (in the midst of danger) sano y salvo
to arrive safely llegar bien; llegar sin ningún percance
...the crew has now arrived safely in Rio de Janeiro. I'll phone your mother to tell her you've [arrived] safely. just give me a ring to let me know you've got home safely. the consignment reached us safely
3 (securely)
all the doors were safely shut todas las puertas estaban bien cerradas; to put sth away safely guardar algo en un lugar seguro; she was safely tucked up in bed estaba bien metidita en la cama; the dogs were safely locked in the van los perros estaban encerrados en la furgoneta, donde no podían hacer daño; he's safely through to the semi-final ya se ha asegurado el paso a las semifinales; now that the exams are safely out of the way we can relax a bit ahora que no tenemos la preocupación de los exámenes podemos relajarnos un poco
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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