In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(not tightly)(tie/bandage) sin apretarhold it loosely — no lo aprietes
- the dress fits loosely — el vestido no es entallado
- the collar sat loosely around his neck — el cuello le quedaba flojo / grande
2.1(not precisely)(define) sin excesivo rigor(translate) libremente(translate) aproximadamentethey're loosely connected — tienen una cierta relación
2.2loosely speaking — (hablando) en términos generales
2.3(flexibly)(structured/organized) de forma flexible(structured/organized) de forma poco rígida
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