- 1 (not tightly) [tie/bandage] sin apretar hold it loosely no lo aprietes the dress fits loosely el vestido no es entallado the collar sat loosely around his neck el cuello le quedaba flojo or grande
- 2 2.1 (not precisely) [define] sin excesivo rigor; [translate] libremente, aproximadamente they're loosely connected tienen una cierta relación 2.2 (sentence adverb/modificador de una oración) loosely speaking (hablando) en términos generales 2.3 (flexibly) [structured/organized] de forma flexible or poco rígida
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In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.