An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (especially)
a. específicamente
This shampoo has been created specifically for greasy hair.Este champú ha sido elaborado específicamente para el cabello graso.
b. expresamente
There have been several initiatives aimed specifically at cyclists.Hubo varias iniciativas dirigidas expresamente a los ciclistas.
2. (explicitly)
a. expresamente
I specifically told you not to let them in.Te dije expresamente que no les dejaras entrar.
b. explícitamente
Don't address her by her first name unless you are specifically asked to do so.No la tutees a no ser que te pida explícitamente hacerlo.
3. (precisely)
a. concretamente
The economic crisis is affecting Europe, more specifically the southern countries.La crisis económica está afectando a Europa y concretamente a los países del sur.
b. en concreto
There have been some changes in the company structure; specifically, the appointment of a new chairman.Se han efectuado ciertos cambios en la estructura de la empresa, en concreto el nombramiento de un nuevo presidente.
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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. (expressly)
a. específicamente
2. (precisely)
a. precisamente, concretamente
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specifically [spəˈsɪfɪkəlɪ]
1 (especially) [+design, aim] específicamente; expresamente; [+relate to] específicamente
PMS is the term most used by doctors as it gathers together a whole group of symptoms, not all of which are related specifically to tension a whole series of measures relating specifically to the support of farming communities were introduced lack of sexual desire is not specifically related to impotence or frigidity I'm to avoid telling you anything that isn't specifically related to Doyle's death
projects specifically designed to strengthen British industries proyectos diseñados específicamente or expresamente para fortalecer las industrias británicas
...new products designed specifically for Black women
2 (more precisely) en concreto; concretamente
fear was the main factor, specifically a fear of pregnancy el temor era el factor principal, en concreto or concretamente, el temor a quedarse embarazada
3 (explicitly) [+mention, refer to] explícitamente; [+ask, authorize] expresamente; explícitamente
he specifically asked us not to mention the fact nos pidió expresamente or explícitamente que no mencionáramos ese hecho; they will take no further action unless specifically instructed to no van a tomar más medidas salvo que se les instruya de manera expresa
can you define that more specifically? to state sth specifically I told you quite specifically they were specifically warned not to touch it
4 (uniquely) específicamente
it isn't a specifically medical problem no es un problema específicamente médico
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