In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(spell/write) correctamente(spell/write) bien(fitted/adjusted) correctamente(adjusted/fitted) debidamente(fitted/adjusted) bien(concentrate/work/eat) bien(eat/work/concentrate) como es debidostart again and do it properly — hazlo de nuevo como es debido / como Dios manda
- The railway bridge was highlighted as one of the jobs not completed properly.
- If this is going to be done properly the correct omens should be in place.
- Firstly, we do need to have a thorough and properly organised constitutional review.
- I need a keeper, someone who can make me nice meals and make sure I eat properly.
- I haven't eaten properly for a few days and my sleeping has been erratic.
- A First Aid course will teach you how to carry out resuscitation properly.
- But the number of cases that properly fall in either category is exceptionally small.
- I got better because someone before me taught me how to eat properly.
- If out mushroom picking, make sure you identify your finds properly before cooking and eating.
- Minutes are disappearing simply because I'm entirely unable to function properly.
- He said more than half the new application forms filled in at the start of the year were not completed properly and had to be returned.
- Worse, there is a growing belief that they might be too complex to work properly.
- His parachute training had helped him develop the skills he needed to position himself properly.
- Many also fall behind at school because they are too tired or too distracted to complete homework properly.
- However, some errors are difficult to correct, even when properly identified.
- What is the point of speaking if you are not going to be heard properly, literally or otherwise?
- She pleaded with other women not to get into a car unless they are absolutely positive it is properly registered.
- Most permanent teeth grow just underneath the milk teeth, and this helps them to be positioned properly.
- Tank corps and air force units had not been fully deployed or concentrated properly.
- My position is properly described as left-wing because I favour revolutionary change.
2(appropriately)apropiadamenteadecuadamentethey don't pay us properly for the work we do — no nos pagan lo que corresponde por el trabajo que hacemos
- his poetry isn't properly appreciated — su poesía no se valora lo suficiente
- They were behaving more properly, more respectably, than middle-class people at a funeral.
- On such trips, my partner launched a campaign to make me dress properly.
- I figured if something were going to happen to me, I wanted to at least be dressed properly.
- No one does this properly anymore, at least not without some overbearing sense of irony.
- Others argue that belief in an afterlife is necessary to make us behave properly in this one.
- In my judgment she acted entirely properly in taking every step to protect her source.
- If you must do this stuff, put the effort in and do it properly and respectfully.
- I couldn't eat properly since holding a knife and fork was so alien and almost painful to me.
- You are never going to convert hard-line extremists by behaving properly, David concedes.
- I don't think there's anybody who feels we've behaved properly in this at all.
- Also, place them in suitable holders and make sure they are properly put out.
- Every minute seemed to last an hour and she couldn't have eaten her dinner properly if she'd tried.
- Not knowing what to expect, I decided to dress properly and make a very good first impression.
- Dead man or no dead man, she must be at her interview tomorrow and she must be properly dressed.
- If you felt you had some good points to make, you could have dressed them properly and not resorted to cheap journalism.
- There is nothing wrong in being presentable and behaving properly where we are required to.
- A senior officer insisted the force had adequate procedures to ensure officers behaved properly.
- Keep your wits about you, behave properly and do as you would in your own country.
- It empowered societies to demand from their governments that they behave properly.
- The ads poke fun at the problem parents, not at the ones who behave properly at their kids' games.
3(accurately, correctly)he is more properly known as the director of operations — el nombre correcto de su cargo es director de operaciones
- they very properly complained about the quality — se quejaron, con toda la razón, de la calidad
- properly speaking, the tomato is a fruit — hablando con propiedad / para ser exactos el tomate es una fruta
4(in seemly manner)correctamentecon correcciónvery properly, he asked for a deposit — con mucha corrección / de muy buenas maneras le pidió un depósito
- Nor, I suggest, are we in this court in a position to explore it properly.
- The learned District Judge failed to take that fully and properly into account when she considered her order.
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