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"Quick" is an adjective which is often translated as "rápido", and "speedy" is an adjective which is also often translated as "rápido". Learn more about the difference between "quick" and "speedy" below.
quick(
kwihk
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (rapid)
a. rápido
I'm going to take a quick shower before dinner.Voy a darme una ducha rápida antes de cenar.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Can I have a quick word with you?¿Podemos hablar un momento?
They were quick to protest when they didn't agree.Se apresuraban a protestar cuando no estaban de acuerdo.
2. (clever)
a. listo
She's very quick. She picked up how to do the job in no time.Es muy lista. Aprendió en seguida cómo se hace el trabajo.
b. despierto
I am so happy with my class; it's full of quick students.Estoy muy contento con mi clase; está llena de alumnos despiertos.
c. rápido
This game show requires a quick mind and good memory.Este concurso requiere una mente rápida y buena memoria.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (quickly)
a. rápido
Quick, hide the letter before she sees!¡Rápido, esconde la carta antes de que la vea!
b. rápidamente
"Holmes, I need you to come here quick!" Watson shouted at the phone."¡Holmes, necesito que venga rápidamente!" vociferó Watson al teléfono.
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speedy
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (without delay)
a. rápido
Your Honor, my client has the right to a speedy trial.Sr. Juez, mi cliente tiene derecho a tener un juicio rápido.
b. pronto
We're looking forward to your speedy response.Esperamos su pronta respuesta.
2. (fast)
a. rápido
I think we're going to need a speedier internet connection in the office.Creo que vamos a necesitar una conexión a internet más rápida en la oficina.
b. veloz
Our boss was happy with the speedy progress we made on the project.A nuestro jefe le alegró el progreso veloz que logramos con el proyecto.
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