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properly

Pronunciation: /ˈprɑːpərli; ˈprɒpəli/

Translation of properly in Spanish:

adverb/adverbio

  • 1.1 [write/spell] correctamente, bien; [fitted/adjusted] correctamente, debidamente, bien; [work/concentrate/eat] bien, como es debido start again and do it properly hazlo de nuevo como es debido or como Dios manda
    Example sentences
    • I need a keeper, someone who can make me nice meals and make sure I eat properly.
    • I got better because someone before me taught me how to eat properly.
    • I haven't eaten properly for a few days and my sleeping has been erratic.
    1.2 (appropriately) apropiadamente, adecuadamente 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
    Example sentences
    • They were behaving more properly, more respectably, than middle-class people at a funeral.
    • Not knowing what to expect, I decided to dress properly and make a very good first impression.
    • You are never going to convert hard-line extremists by behaving properly, David concedes.
    1.3 (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 or para ser exactos el tomate es una fruta 1.4 (in seemly manner) correctamente, con corrección very properly, he asked for a deposit con mucha corrección or de muy buenas maneras le pidió un depósito 1.5 (as intensifier/como palabra enfática) (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar], totalmente
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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The current Spanish Constitution (Constitución Española) was approved in the Cortes Generales in December 1978. It describes Spain as a parliamentary monarchy, gives sovereign power to the people through universal suffrage, recognizes the plurality of religions, and transfers responsibility for defense from the armed forces to the government. The Constitution was generally well received, except in the Basque Country, whose desire for independence it did not satisfy. It is considered to have facilitated the successful transition from dictatorship to democracy.