Translation of preciso in English:
- 1 1.1 (exacto, detallado) precise ¿me puede dar datos más precisos? can you give me more detailed information o/or more precise details? necesitamos instrucciones más precisas we need more precise o more accurate o clearer instructions se expresó con un lenguaje preciso y llano he expressed himself in precise, simple terms 1.2 (delante del nombre/before noun) (como intensificador) very ¿tiene que ser en este preciso momento? does it have to be right this minute? o right now? o this very minute? en el preciso momento en que salía just as he was going out en este preciso lugar in this very spot 1.3 (Colombia) [familiar/colloquial] (seguro) preciso que salgo y suena el teléfono I bet the phone rings as soon as I go out [familiar/colloquial]
- 2 (necesario) necessary si es preciso se pide un préstamo if necessary we can ask for a loan si es preciso tendremos que contárselo if need be we'll have to tell him haré lo que sea preciso I will do whatever is necessary o/or whatever I have to factores que hacen precisa la planificación de la economía factors which make economic planning necessary o/or a necessity ser preciso +
infinitivo/infinitiveto be necessary to + infinitivo/infinitiveno es preciso entregarlo hoy it doesn't have to be handed in today, it's not necessary to hand it in today fue preciso darle un sedante he had to be given a sedativeser preciso + subjuntivo/subjunctivees preciso que te vayas inmediatamente you must go right away, it is essential that you leave immediately será preciso que vayas a buscarlo it will be necessary for you to go and find him, you will have to go and find him no es preciso que estemos todos con ella there's no need for all of us to be with her, we needn't all be with her
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An estanco is an establishment selling tobacco, stamps, bus and subway passes and other products whose sale is restricted. Cigarettes etc are sold in bars and cafés but at higher prices. Estancos also sell stationery and sometimes newspapers.