Translation of preciso in English:

preciso

precise, adj.

adjectivefeminine precisa

  • 1

    • 1.1(exacto, detallado)

      precise
      ¿me puede dar datos más precisos? can you give me more detailed information / more precise details?
      • necesitamos instrucciones más precisas we need more precise / more accurate / clearer instructions
      • se expresó con un lenguaje preciso y llano he expressed himself in precise, simple terms

    • 1.2(como intensificador)

      very
      ¿tiene que ser en este preciso momento? does it have to be right this minute? / right now? / this very minute?
      • en el preciso momento en que salía just as he was going out
      • en este preciso lugar in this very spot

    • 1.3Colombia informal (seguro)

      preciso que salgo y suena el teléfono I bet the phone rings as soon as I go out informal

  • 2

    (necesario)
    necessary
    ser preciso + inf to be necessary to + inf
    ser preciso + subj
    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 / whatever I have to
    • factores que hacen precisa la planificación de la economía factors which make economic planning necessary / a necessity
    • no es preciso entregarlo hoy it doesn't have to be handed in today
    • fue preciso darle un sedante he had to be given a sedative