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nicely
American English: /ˈnaɪsli/
British English: /ˈnʌɪsli/

Translation of nicely in Spanish:

adverb

  • 1 1.1 (amiably)
    (treat/smile)
    amablemente
    Example sentences
    • We extend sincere thanks to everybody who met us so nicely and so friendly when we called to their houses.
    • So she said: oh, OK then Rupert, since you're a friend, and since you've asked so nicely.
    • Yes, it's true the football team is coming off what is, to put it as nicely as possible, a disastrous season.
    1.2 (politely, respectably)
    con buenos modales
  • 2 2.1 (attractively)
    (presented/dressed)
    bien
    she arranged the flowers very nicely
    arregló las flores muy bien or con mucho gusto
    Example sentences
    • The sauce was pleasant and the garlic nicely roasted, but the flavours were sleepwalking.
    • The next singer is Ngaiire Joseph who was dressed much more nicely than last time when she appeared in a tablecloth.
    • She too was dressed in a gorgeous lacy yellow dress which contrasted nicely with her long, silky black hair.
    2.2 (well, satisfactorily)
    (get on/work)
    bien
    she's doing nicely on $60,000 a year
    no se puede quejar, con 60.000 dólares al año
    smoked salmon will do nicely, thank you [humorous]
    salmón ahumado no estaría nada mal
    Example sentences
    • I think that would nicely satisfy all of the above criteria, stylistically.
    • His nicely designed and satisfyingly content-rich website should help me to educate myself.
    • All you want to do now, apart from sip wanly at the dregs of that satisfying Shiraz, is stump upstairs and crash into a nicely turned down bed.
  • 3 (finely, precisely)
    (judged/timed)
    (muy) bien
    con precisión
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