In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(exactly)(round/straight/smooth) totalmentethe two halves fit together perfectly — las dos mitades encajan perfectamente
- The technical help desks at both companies assured me it was perfectly possible to do it oneself.
- Perhaps it's not the right thing to say but to be perfectly honest about it, yes.
- A face is perfectly symmetrical where one side is exactly the same as the other.
- What is perfectly clear is that the entire venture has been daring from the outset.
- It is perfectly clear that at no time did the claimant hold any such appointment as a member of any such body.
- Why would she tell her father and mother what they already know perfectly well?
- Consequently, once we enter the store, my perfectly ordered list makes no sense at all.
- We used to complain about how little we see of each other so this works out perfectly.
- The company said it believed this was a perfectly appropriate marketing strategy.
- This is a perfectly placed hotel in which to wallow in cool style and luxury.
- I am not going to summarise the plan here, because you can perfectly well read it for yourself.
- Served in a sauce with beef, game or shellfish, it can lift the flavour perfectly.
- They perfectly captured the spirit that he intended for many of his works.
- It helps to mar what is otherwise a perfectly respectable account of the old soak's rise to power.
- Those of vague faith hold a perfectly reasonable and defensible position in a world of plenty.
- It is my idea of a perfectly lovely summer afternoon to sit in a lawn chair in the shade and read.
- It is, of course, perfectly legitimate to question whether or not they were right to do that.
- The reality is far from that and I wondered why because to us it seems perfectly normal.
- That there are perfectly legitimate claims for compensation is a fact nobody would deny.
- Now it is of course perfectly possible for there to be two valid legal reasons for doing something.
- I'm perfectly aware that this one was just random bad luck, and just wanted to vent.
- Around them the paddies are such a perfectly unsullied shade of green they don't seem real.
- You fall in love and the guy is wonderful and everything works perfectly first time.
- Bottled water in a country where perfectly drinkable stuff comes out of the tap was one.
- For him to want to continue a relationship with his child is perfectly natural.
- It's perfectly possible that the next time I go back to Brazil it will reclaim its title.
- On the other, though, he is so perfectly behaved you could almost believe he was a young adult.
- It perfectly matched my shirt, and a tall Sikh boy with an insurmountable grin stopped to tie it on.
- What tends to deprave or corrupt one person may prove perfectly inoffensive to another.
- At the outbreak of the first world war, she was perfectly equipped for a role in intelligence.
- The utter misery of having to finish a race you wish you'd never started is captured perfectly.
- It is a waste of taxpayers money to pay for something that can happen perfectly well without the money.
- He was perfectly justified in criticising the way English clubs are run financially.
- The spirit of this music and its wonderful contrasts of mood are captured perfectly.
- The bed of noodles complemented it perfectly, as did the sauce in which it swam.
- It's perfectly in order and lots of people in loving, caring relationships have it.
- Of course, many of the technicians knew perfectly well how to read music but they could not admit it.
- I would like to make it perfectly clear right now that I did not vote for these guys.
- It may be perfectly secure, but I'm not sure it will feel secure to internet punters.
- She picked up and started scrubbing what appeared to be an already perfectly clean glass bowl.
1.2(faultlessly)(work/do) perfectamenteshe speaks English perfectly — habla inglés perfectamente / a la perfección
- the fish is perfectly cooked — el pescado está en su punto
- your arrival was perfectly timed — llegaste en el momento justo
- she has perfectly formed features — tiene unas facciones perfectas
1.3(ideally)perfectamenteit all worked out perfectly — todo salió perfectamente / a la perfección
2(completely, utterly)(ridiculous/safe) totalmente(safe/ridiculous) absolutamentethat's perfectly obvious — eso está clarísimo
- they are perfectly suited — están hechos el uno para el otro
- a perfectly chosen gift — un regalo muy acertado
- that's perfectly true — tienes (or tiene etc.) toda la razón
- I'm perfectly well aware of that — tengo plena conciencia de eso
- she's perfectly able to manage without my help — puede arreglárselas perfectamente sin mi ayuda
- it's perfectly possible — es muy posible
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