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also: feminine: precisa

Translation of preciso in English:


  • 2 (necesario) 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 whatever I have to
    factores que hacen precisa la planificación de la economía
    factors which make economic planning necessary o a necessity
    ser preciso + infinitivo
    to be necessary to + infinitivo
    no 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 sedative
    ser preciso + subjuntivoes 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
Example sentences
  • Las dos sesiones son de gran utilidad para un diagnóstico preciso.
  • Igualmente, en la etapa inicial es preciso afianzar la confianza entre los miembros.
  • El título de trabajo debe ser lo más preciso posible.

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    (especially as a direction) very loud or loudly
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