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American English: /ˈprɑpərli/
British English: /ˈprɒp(ə)li/

Translation of properly in Spanish:


  • 1
    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.
  • 2 (appropriately) 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.
  • 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
  • 4 (in seemly manner)
    con corrección
    very properly, he asked for a deposit
    con mucha corrección or de muy buenas maneras le pidió un depósito
  • 5 (as intensifier) (British) [colloquial]
    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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