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punctual

adjective
 
 
/ˈpʌŋktʃuəl/
arriving at the right time and not too lateAt the right time
punctuality
 
 
/ˌpʌnktʃuˈæləti/ noun [U]
the quality of being punctualAt the right time
punctually adverb
Translations of “punctual”
in Korean 시간을 엄수하는…
in Arabic دَقيق…
in French ponctuel…
in Turkish dakik…
in Italian puntuale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 準時的,守時的…
in Russian пунктуальный…
in Polish punktualny…
in Spanish puntual…
in Portuguese pontual…
in German pünktlich…
in Catalan puntual…
in Japanese 時間を守る, 時間に厳しい…
in Chinese (Simplified) 准时的,守时的…
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