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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. (gently)
a. suavemente
Jack softly patted Sofia's arm as she told him about her concerns.Jack tocaba suavemente el brazo de Sofía mientras ella le contaba sus preocupaciones.
2. (quietly)
a. sin hacer ruido
He tiptoed softly to his baby's crib to give her a gentle goodnight kiss.Caminó sin hacer ruido hasta la cuna de su bebé para darle un tierno beso de buenas noches.
b. bajito
When my dad asked who had scratched the car, I just stared for a while before softly replying that it was me.Cuando mi papá preguntó quién había rayado el carro, me quedé quieto un momento antes de contestar bajito que fui yo.
3. (tenderly)
a. dulcemente
Diane smiled softly watching her little child sleep.Diane sonreía dulcemente viendo dormir a su pequeño hijo.
4. (not brightly)
a. tenue
They embraced lovingly in the softly lit cabin.Se abrazaron amorosamente bajo la luz tenue de la cabaña.
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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. (talk)
a. suavemente
2. (walk)
a. con suavidad
to be softly littener una iluminación tenue or suave
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softly [ˈsɒftlɪ]
1 (quietly) [+walk, move] silenciosamente; sin hacer ruido; [+say] bajito; en voz baja; [+whistle] bajito
he closed the door softly cerró la puerta silenciosamente; he swore softly dijo una palabrota en voz baja; susurró una palabrota; the radio was playing softly in the kitchen la radio sonaba bajito en la cocina; a softly spoken young man un joven de voz suave
he is softly spoken he whistled softly to himself
2 (gently) [+touch, tap, kiss] suavemente; [+smile] con ternura; dulcemente; [+say] dulcemente
she leaned over and kissed him softly on the cheek Mike softly placed his hand on her shoulder.
3 (not brightly) [+glow, gleam, shine] tenuemente
softly lit iluminado con luz tenue
...a distant amber light [glowed] softly the lantern [glowed] softly in the darkness a high tower that [gleams] softly and seems made all of silver ...her hair [shining] softly in the dim light
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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