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"Inward" is an adjective which is often translated as "interior", and "quiet" is an adjective which is often translated as "silencioso". Learn more about the difference between "inward" and "quiet" below.
inward
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (on the inside)
a. interior
Don't read my diary! Those are my most private, inward thoughts!¡No leas mi diario! ¡Esos son mis pensamientos interiores más privados!
b. para sus adentros
Despite Charles's inward laughter, he managed to keep a straight face.A pesar de que Charles se reía para sus adentros, consiguió mantener la cara seria.
c. interno
She felt she might burst from her inward excitement.Sentía que se reventaría de su emoción interna.
2. (toward the inside)
a. hacia adentro
The wheel shouldn't have that inward movement on the axis.La rueda no debe hacer ese movimiento hacia dentro en el eje.
b. hacia el interior
This time, Rita felt an inward kick from the baby.Esta vez, Rita sintió del bebé una patada hacia el interior.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (moving toward the inside)
a. hacia adentro
The tunnel descends inward beneath the cathedral.El túnel baja hacia adentro debajo de la catedral.
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quiet(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (silent)
a. silencioso
I prefer to go to work early, because the office is quiet.Prefiero entrar al trabajo temprano porque la oficina está silenciosa.
b. callado (person)
He has become a quiet man since his wife's death.Se ha convertido en un hombre callado desde la muerte de su esposa.
2. (not loud)
a. tranquilo
We need a quiet place to prepare for our exams.Necesitamos un lugar tranquilo para prepararnos los exámenes.
b. bajo (voice)
You should speak in a quiet voice when you're in the library.Debes hablar en voz baja cuando estés en la biblioteca.
3. (not busy)
a. tranquilo
It was a very quiet day at work; we didn't do much.Fue un día muy tranquilo en el trabajo; no hicimos mucho.
4. (discreet)
a. discreto
A quiet outfit is more appropriate for the interview.Un traje discreto es más apropiado para la entrevista.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (calm)
a. el silencio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I love to go for a walk in the quiet of the night.Me encanta dar un paseo en el silencio de la noche.
b. la tranquilidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We enjoyed the beauty of the sunset in the quiet of nature.Disfrutamos de la belleza del atardecer en la tranquilidad de la naturaleza.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to make quiet)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. acallar
The teacher tried unsuccessfully to quiet his unruly students.El maestro intentó sin éxito acallar a sus alumnos revoltosos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to become quiet)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. callarse
Everyone in the courtroom quieted when the judge entered.Todos en la sala se callaron cuando entró el juez.
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