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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. (in a sufficient manner)
a. suficientemente
Maria says she dates older men, because men her age are not sufficiently mature.María dice que sale con hombres mayores, ya que los hombres de su edad no son suficientemente maduros.
b. bastante
I'm surprised you watched the whole interview. - It was sufficiently interesting to hold my attention.Me sorprende que hayas visto toda la entrevista. - Fue bastante interesante como para mantener mi atención.
c. lo suficientemente
They criticized him for not being sufficiently liberal.Lo criticaron por no ser lo suficientemente liberal.
d. lo suficiente (after verb)
He has recovered sufficiently. It is time to get him back in the game.Se ha recuperado lo suficiente. Ya es hora de que vuelva a jugar.
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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. suficientemente, bastante
to be sufficiently bigser (lo) suficientemente or lo bastante grande
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sufficiently [səˈfɪʃəntlɪ]
1 (before adjective, adverb) (lo) suficientemente; (lo) bastante
sufficiently large/high to do sth (lo) suficientemente or (lo) bastante grande/alto (como) para hacer algo
When the mass of cells is sufficiently [large], cancer may be diagnosed. ...their army was sufficiently [large] to alarm the Prussians. ..problems caused by not reheating cooked food at a sufficiently [high] temperature ... sufficiently [high] doses to cause permanent liver damage. ...the evidence on additives is not yet sufficiently [strong]. ...a time at which the army would be sufficiently [strong] to respond. ...a nuclear deterrent sufficiently [powerful] to persuade the Sovietsthat aggression would be unprofitable. If your supporter are sufficiently [powerful], you stand a good chance. even young children are allowed if they seem sufficiently [confident]. I soon felt sufficiently [confident] to relax and enjoy myself people generally do not grasp either the possibilities or limitations of science sufficiently well to make informed judgements to be sufficiently large/high/strong for sb to be able do sth the reports are sufficiently alarming for the prime minister to be taking an interest the knife was not sufficiently strong for her to cut the string She'd engaged in behavior that was sufficiently bizarre for jail officials to request her immediate transfer to Ward 16 of Denver General Hospital Mogadishu is now sufficiently safe for aid agencies to start work again to improve/recover sufficiently to do sth ...a vacancy caused by Atherton's failure to [recover] sufficiently from a back operation
2 (after verb) lo suficiente
I think he has been punished sufficiently creo que ya lo han castigado lo suficiente; he had recovered sufficiently to get out of bed se había recuperado lo suficiente como para levantarse de la cama
to improve/recover sufficiently for sb to be able to do sth After a number of years his health improved sufficiently for him to be able to return to his studies Pitt's injured knee has [improved] sufficiently for him to play his injured knee has improved sufficiently for him to play again Those who can conquer their guilt and shame sufficiently to talk about their problems often find the listener disparaging
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