An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (placidly)
a. peacefully
El bebé duerme tranquilamente.The baby is sleeping peacefully.
2. (without hurrying)
a. calmly
Los novios caminaron tranquilamente por el malecón al atardecer.The newlyweds walked calmly along the boardwalk at sunset.
b. with calm
Mira la foto tranquilamente y dime si reconoces a alguien.Look at the photo with calm and tell me if you recognize anyone.
3. (indifferently)
a. coolly
Me dijo, tranquilamente, que ya no quería volverme a ver.She told me coolly that she never wanted to see me again.
4. (effortlessly)
a. easily
Gerardo puede comer 15 tacos en cinco minutos tranquilamente.Gerardo can easily eat 15 tacos in five minutes.
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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. (con calma)
a. calmly
2. (con frescura)
a. coolly
me lo dijo tan tranquilamentehe told me without batting a eyelid
3. (sin dificultad)
a. easily
cuesta tranquilamente dos millonesit costs at least two million, it easily costs two million
1 (plácidamente) peacefully
el bebé dormía tranquilamente en su cuna the baby was sleeping peacefully in its cot
2 (sin prisa)
fuimos paseando tranquilamente hasta el pueblo we took a leisurely stroll into the village; piénsalo tranquilamente antes de responder take your time and think about it before you answer
3 (con aplomo) calmly
háblale tranquilamente speak to him calmly
4 (sin preocupación)
le puedo contar todos mis secretos tranquilamente I can tell her all my secrets with no worries
5 (con descaro)
y se fue tranquilamente sin pagar and he went off, cool as you please o like, without paying
6 (fácilmente)
se puede ver tranquilamente tres películas seguidas he's quite capable of watching three films in a row
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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