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American English: /ˈpraɪvɪtli/

Translation of privately in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (in private) can I speak to you privately?
    ¿puedo hablar contigo en privado or a solas?
    the interview was held privately
    la entrevista se celebró en privado or a puertas cerradas
    Example sentences
    • People may speak privately to a nurse or get cancer information which is free of charge.
    • But they have already accepted that schools and hospitals are being privately financed.
    • Logan positioned himself behind Rob so he could speak to him privately.
    1.2 (not publically) See examples: privately held views
    opiniones (feminine plural) personales
    they agree privately that inflation …
    extraoficialmente admiten que la inflación …
    she didn't show it, but, privately, she was very disappointed
    no lo demostró pero, en su fuero interno, se sintió muy decepcionada
  • 2 2.1 (not by state or large concern) See examples: privately educated
    educado en colegio privado or particular
    she had the operation done privately (British English)
    la operaron en una clínica privada
    this land is privately owned
    esta tierra es de particulares
    the book was published privately by the author
    el autor financió personalmente la publicación del libro
    2.2 (by private arrangement) See examples: to sell something privately
    vender algo personalmente or sin intermediarios
    she also teaches privately
    también da clases particulares

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