In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(accurately)(measure/calculate/describe) con precisiónit had been very precisely worked out — se había calculado con toda precisión
- What precisely is this new system going to be for examining such a dismissal?
- After precisely one not-very-calm minute of straining myself in this position I decide to move.
- Your registered title should precisely define what you do and do not own and what other rights of access you may have.
- The problem, we hear, is defining precisely what an investment actually is in this context.
- It was much more insidious precisely because it was not defined in terms of what he did or did not do.
- They would stay for precisely 120 minutes, and when they left, the fate of the village would be sealed.
- There was a time when a coach could define precisely the role of every position on the field.
- An enormous effort will be put into analysing and debating the detail of who precisely said what to whom, and when they did so.
- Hours later she was able to tell them, in grim, upsetting detail, precisely what she had done.
- So far today, in the space of nearly four and a half hours, I have managed precisely ten minutes work.
- It's hard to define precisely, and even bands within this genre shy away from giving it an exact title.
- It is agreed by the parties that each Lease contained precisely the same terms.
- We don't know enough details yet to know precisely how that piece fits into the puzzle.
- I do tend to rule out France and Germany precisely because their systems cost a fortune.
- Instead it provided an elaborate scheme for defining precisely who should be eligible for assistance.
2(exactly)we have precisely one hour left — tenemos exactamente una hora
- at two o'clock precisely — a las dos en punto
- she was chosen precisely because of that — se la eligió a ella precisamente por eso
- but that means starting all over again — precisely! — pero eso significa empezar de nuevo — ¡exacto! / ¡justamente!
3(meticulously)con minuciosidadcon sumo cuidado
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