Translation of properly in Spanish:
- 1.1(work/concentrate/eat)start again and do it properlycomo es debidohazlo de nuevo como es debido or como Dios mandaExample sentences1.2 (appropriately) they don't pay us properly for the work we do
his poetry isn't properly appreciatedno nos pagan lo que corresponde por el trabajo que hacemossu poesía no se valora lo suficienteExample sentences1.3 (accurately, correctly) See examples: he is more properly known as the director of operations
- 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.
they very properly complained about the qualityel nombre correcto de su cargo es director de operacionesproperly speaking, the tomato is a fruitse quejaron, con toda la razón, de la calidad1.4 (in seemly manner)hablando con propiedad or para ser exactos el tomate es una frutavery properly, he asked for a depositcon corrección1.5 (as intensifier)con mucha corrección or de muy buenas maneras le pidió un depósito(British English) [colloquial]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.
- 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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In some Andean countries, particularly Chile, onces is a light meal eaten between five and six p.m., the equivalent of "afternoon tea" in Britain. In Colombia, on the other hand, onces is a light snack eaten between breakfast and lunch. It is also known as mediasnueves.