In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(un poco)slightlyse sintió ligeramente mareado — he felt slightly dizzy
- quedó ligeramente sorprendida con el resultado — she was somewhat / slightly surprised at the outcome
- sabe ligeramente a pescado — it has a slight taste of fish
- tostar ligeramente en el horno — brown lightly in the oven
2(superficialmente)(tocar) lightly(tocar) gently(juzgar) casually(juzgar) hastilyla bala solo lo rozó ligeramente — the bullet only grazed him slightly
- temas que no se deben tratar ligeramente — subjects which shouldn't be taken lightly / treated flippantly
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