Translation of lightly in Spanish:

lightly

suavemente, adv.

Pronunciation /ˈlʌɪtli//ˈlaɪtli/

adverb

  • 1

    • 1.1

      (touch) suavemente
      (snow) ligeramente
      (eat) poco
      lightly dressed ligero de ropa
      • he tapped him lightly on the shoulder le dio un golpecito en el hombro
      • she brushed lightly against me as she passed me rozó al pasar
      • I sleep very lightly tengo el sueño muy ligero
      • we touched lightly on the subject tocamos el tema superficialmente / por encima
      • We also sampled the roasted asparagus and red pepper appetizer, a refreshingly simple plate of vegetables served cold and lightly drizzled with a tangy topping.
      • Starting at the ceiling, lightly press the tape into the corner.
      • The cake may be served fresh or, after 2 or 3 days will be excellent if sliced and lightly toasted.
      • This extremely winter-hardy species thrives in a lightly shaded location.
      • Sarah repeats the knock, less lightly.
      • Melt the butter in a saucepan and fry the until lightly browned on all sides.
      • Vast, mountainous, woody, and lightly populated, Algeria offered terrain favorable to guerrilla warfare.
      • Lightly flour the pan, knocking out any excess flour; set aside.
      • You say you have finger problems, but actually, a fingertip grip makes it easier to grip the ball lightly than a conventional grip.
      • Cook over a low heat until the mixture barely thickens and lightly coats the back of the spoon.
      • However, don't thin at all if your tree is bearing lightly this year.
      • Bend the toes of your right foot back, bend your knee, and let the sole of your right foot come lightly into contact with your opponent's abdomen.
      • "Right over there, sugar," Angel said, lifting the little girl up, and placing her lightly on the ground.
      • I also prune lightly between flowering cycles.
      • These 5 subjects were placed in the lightly exposed group, yielding a total of 11 subjects who were lightly exposed to tobacco smoke.
      • They were not expecting trouble and a lightly equipped token force accompanied the King.
      • Darcy raised a hand to brush her face lightly.
      • To encourage compactness and flowering, prune around the edges of the plant and very lightly over the top.
      • He lifted the needle from her back to pinch her upper arm lightly.
      • Liz reaches up and lightly shuts Jason's jaw.
      • Lightly scatter your seeds by hand on the prepared soil.
      • All three facilities, built by the Soviet Union, have been in mothballs or lightly used in recent years.
      • Roll each part on a lightly floured surface into a large rectangle.
      • Take another of the bags and make it into a tie by pulling lightly on diagonal corners.
      • He took my hand and lightly kissed it.
      • Use your hands or a wooden spoon to toss so that the vegetables are lightly coated with oil.
      • Crush and add the garlic along with the grated ginger and stir fry for about 3 minutes until lightly browned.
      • Around the front door was a jumble of wild roses and he went up the path and knocked lightly.
      • William was too caught up in the lively creature, whose well-manicured hands flew lightly over the keys.
      • Spoon the batter into a preheated, lightly greased griddle or frying pan.
      • Still, we touched each other lightly, and my right front tyre was slit in the process.
      • After he was dressed he kissed his sister lightly on the forehead, headed to the stables where he found his ever-ready steed.
      • Elizabeth found it difficult to keep the pleading tone suppressed in her voice as she touched her friend's free hand lightly.
      • Frankie took her hand and lightly brushed it.
      • Then she actually began to slap my arm lightly - not very hard, just enough to provoke me.
      • From fairway bunkers, take one club longer than normal, position the ball back in your stance and grip the club lightly.
      • The haddock was perfectly flaky and moist, lightly topped with bread crumbs, and served over sauteed spinach and sage mashed potatoes.
      • This is a brilliant accompaniment for sizzling, crisp breaded chicken and Parmesan fillets, served with deep fried lightly battered cauliflower sprigs.
      • In an auditorium in Taipei, about 400 relatives also took part in a Buddhist ceremony with monks chanting softly and drumming lightly on wooden blocks.
      • He lightly rapped his knuckles on the passenger window of the lone car.

    • 1.2Cooking

      (beat/grill) ligeramente

    • 1.3Military

      (equipped/armed) ligeramente

  • 2

    • 2.1(not gravely)

      he spoke lightly of his problems habló de sus problemas quitándoles importancia / sin darles mucha importancia

    • 2.2(frivolously)

      (dismiss/undertake) a la ligera
      • Attracting the spending power of employees and trainees to the area should not be dismissed lightly.
      • You and Mr. Darcy are not so different in temperament that you may treat your disagreements lightly.
      • They don't throw those terms around lightly.
      • The costs of blocking immigration cannot be lightly dismissed.
      • Yes, nonprofit organization offers certain legal protections to the artifacts and the collection, and these are not to be taken lightly.
      • You speak so lightly of capturing and shooting prize vessels!
      • "People don't sign contracts lightly, and rarely pull out as they lose their deposit," he said.
      • Her death, which was handled a bit lightly - I feel it needed more gravitas - altered the arc of the show once again.
      • Responsible people like police, paramedics and teachers will not take the step of passing on suspicions of child abuse lightly.
      • Following Jesus is not something anyone should undertake lightly.
      • Endorsing a political candidate is not something we take lightly.
      • Assault should never be taken lightly.
      • Going to war isn't something we do lightly.
      • We shouldn't take that responsibility lightly.
      • To be tested in the key hunting grounds of the London orchestras at such an early stage in his career was not something the Scot took lightly.
      • Divorce is a decision that's not to be made lightly.
      • This is too sensitive a time to be taking such matters lightly.
      • You have been correct in your assumption, Jane doesnt take things lightly.
      • Such enormous guilt, such responsibility could not be taken lightly.
      • The 24-week limit should stay, on the grounds that women do not undertake terminations lightly.

    • 2.3(not severely)