Translation of properly in Spanish:

properly

Pronunciation: /ˈprɑːpərli; ˈprɒpəli/

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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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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