Translation of properly in Spanish:


correctamente, adv.

Pronunciation /ˈprɑpərli//ˈprɒp(ə)li/


  • 1

    (write/spell) correctamente
    (spell/write) bien
    (adjusted/fitted) correctamente
    (adjusted/fitted) debidamente
    (fitted/adjusted) bien
    (concentrate/work/eat) bien
    (concentrate/work/eat) como es debido
    start again and do it properly hazlo de nuevo como es debido / como Dios manda
    • She pleaded with other women not to get into a car unless they are absolutely positive it is properly registered.
    • I need a keeper, someone who can make me nice meals and make sure I eat properly.
    • My position is properly described as left-wing because I favour revolutionary change.
    • Firstly, we do need to have a thorough and properly organised constitutional review.
    • 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.
    • Minutes are disappearing simply because I'm entirely unable to function properly.
    • If out mushroom picking, make sure you identify your finds properly before cooking and eating.
    • If this is going to be done properly the correct omens should be in place.
    • Tank corps and air force units had not been fully deployed or concentrated properly.
    • But the number of cases that properly fall in either category is exceptionally small.
    • I haven't eaten properly for a few days and my sleeping has been erratic.
    • His parachute training had helped him develop the skills he needed to position himself properly.
    • Worse, there is a growing belief that they might be too complex to work properly.
    • What is the point of speaking if you are not going to be heard properly, literally or otherwise?
    • However, some errors are difficult to correct, even when properly identified.
    • Many also fall behind at school because they are too tired or too distracted to complete homework properly.
    • Most permanent teeth grow just underneath the milk teeth, and this helps them to be positioned properly.
    • A First Aid course will teach you how to carry out resuscitation properly.
    • I got better because someone before me taught me how to eat properly.
    • The railway bridge was highlighted as one of the jobs not completed properly.
  • 2

    they 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
    • I figured if something were going to happen to me, I wanted to at least be dressed properly.
    • Not knowing what to expect, I decided to dress properly and make a very good first impression.
    • 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.
    • If you felt you had some good points to make, you could have dressed them properly and not resorted to cheap journalism.
    • The ads poke fun at the problem parents, not at the ones who behave properly at their kids' games.
    • If you must do this stuff, put the effort in and do it properly and respectfully.
    • You are never going to convert hard-line extremists by behaving properly, David concedes.
    • No one does this properly anymore, at least not without some overbearing sense of irony.
    • On such trips, my partner launched a campaign to make me dress properly.
    • I couldn't eat properly since holding a knife and fork was so alien and almost painful to me.
    • They were behaving more properly, more respectably, than middle-class people at a funeral.
    • Keep your wits about you, behave properly and do as you would in your own country.
    • Dead man or no dead man, she must be at her interview tomorrow and she must be properly dressed.
    • Also, place them in suitable holders and make sure they are properly put out.
    • Others argue that belief in an afterlife is necessary to make us behave properly in this one.
    • Every minute seemed to last an hour and she couldn't have eaten her dinner properly if she'd tried.
    • It empowered societies to demand from their governments that they behave properly.
    • I don't think there's anybody who feels we've behaved properly in this at all.
    • In my judgment she acted entirely properly in taking every step to protect her source.
  • 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)
    con corrección
    very properly, he asked for a deposit con mucha corrección / de muy buenas maneras le pidió un depósito
  • 5British informal

    • The learned District Judge failed to take that fully and properly into account when she considered her order.
    • Nor, I suggest, are we in this court in a position to explore it properly.