- 1.1 (fussy) puntilloso, chinche [familiar/colloquial], mañoso (AmL) [familiar/colloquial] you'd better get it right, he's very persnickety procura no equivocarte, es muy puntilloso or detallista or [familiar/colloquial] chinche she's very persnickety about her food es muy exigente or [familiar/colloquial] chinche or (AmL tb) [familiar/colloquial] mañosa con la comidaMore example sentences1.2 (delicate, awkward) [task] que requiere minuciosidad
- Astaire, a professional dancer from the age of 7, did all of his own choreography, and he was as exacting about corrections as the most persnickety repetiteur.
- Yesterday's, incidentally, introduced me to the wonderful word persnickety.
- ‘He's a real persnickety son-of-a-gun,’ says Campbell of the director.
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
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