In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(intensely, acutely)(feel/regret) profundamenteshe felt the insult keenly — el insulto la hirió en lo más vivo
- a keenly felt sorrow — un profundo pesar
- a keenly contested match — un partido muy reñido
- they were keenly aware of the danger — eran muy conscientes del peligro que corrían
2(enthusiastically)(support) vivamente(support) con entusiasmothey began keenly enough, but … — empezaron con mucho entusiasmo, pero …
3(penetratingly)minuciosamenteshe examined the manuscript keenly — examinó el manuscrito minuciosamente
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