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(in approximation)somebody who resembled her closely — alguien que se le parecía mucho
- a closely matching color — un color muy parecido
1.2(nearly equally)a closely fought / contested game — un partido muy reñido
2.1(densely)(written) con letra apretadaa closely woven fabric — un tejido muy tupido / de trama muy cerrada
- we were very closely packed in the taxi — íbamos muy apretados en el taxi
- the room was closely packed — la habitación estaba atestada de gente
3.1(at a short distance)(follow/mark) de cerca
3.2(carefully)(study/examine) detenidamente(watch) de cerca(watch) atentamente(question) a fondoa closely guarded secret — un secreto muy bien guardado
4(associated/connected) estrechamentewe are closely related — somos parientes cercanos
- those ideas are closely related — esas ideas están muy relacionadas entre sí / muy emparentadas
- they worked closely with the French — trabajaron en estrecha colaboración con los franceses
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