especially


especially
adv особенно, в особенности (1). Созвучные наречия especially и specially относятся к усилительным словам. Especially употребляется для выделения одного объекта при сравнении его с другими:

Children's bones especially are very sensitive to radiation — Кости детей особенно чувствительны к радиации.

Особенно часто especially употребляется с последующим прилагательным, а также перед предлогами и союзами:

especially difficult (bright, clever) — особенно трудный (яркий, умный);

especially on weak-days — особенно в будни;

especially in the South — особенно на юге.

Especially when we have visitors — Особенно когда у нас посетители.

В отличие от especially созвучное ему specially подчеркивает направленность, цель действия и соответствует русским специально/только для того, чтобы:

They came to see us specially — Они специально приехали, чтобы повидать нас.

(2). See because, cj (2).

English-Russian word troubles. 2014.

Смотреть что такое "especially" в других словарях:

  • especially — ► ADVERB 1) in particular. 2) to a great extent; very much. USAGE The words especially and specially are not interchangeable, although both can mean ‘particularly’. Only especially means ‘in particular’, as in he despised them all, especially… …   English terms dictionary

  • Especially — Es*pe cial*ly, adv. In an especial manner; chiefly; particularly; peculiarly; in an uncommon degree. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • especially — index a fortiori, particularly Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • especially — c.1400, from ESPECIAL (Cf. especial) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • especially — [adv] exceptionally, particularly abnormally, above all, before all else, chiefly, conspicuously, curiously, eminently, exclusively, expressly, extraordinarily, in particular, in specie, mainly, markedly, notably, oddly, outstandingly, peculiarly …   New thesaurus

  • especially — [e spesh′əl ē, i spesh′əl ē] adv. particularly; mainly; to a marked degree; unusually …   English World dictionary

  • especially — es|pe|cial|ly W1S1 [ıˈspeʃəli] adv 1.) [sentence adverb] used to emphasize that something is more important or happens more with one particular thing than with others = ↑particularly ▪ I never liked long walks, especially in winter. ▪ Art books… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • especially — es|pe|cial|ly [ ı speʃli ] adverb *** 1. ) used when mentioning conditions that make something more relevant, important, or true: PARTICULARLY: It was a very cold house, especially in the winter. especially because/since: He did not want to upset …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • especially — /I speSFli/ also specially spoken adverb 1 (sentence adverb) used to emphasize that something is more important or happens more with one particular thing than with others: Crime is growing at a rapid rate, especially in urban areas. 2 (+ adj/adv) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • especially */*/*/ — UK [ɪˈspeʃ(ə)lɪ] / US adverb 1) used when mentioning conditions that make something more relevant, important, or true It was a very cold house, especially in winter. especially as/because/since: He did not want to upset his father, especially as… …   English dictionary

  • especially — especial, especially, special, specially 1. There is no longer any great difficulty with especial because special has all but driven it out, although it is still used occasionally to refer principally to exceptional personal qualities or… …   Modern English usage

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