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"Quick" is an adjective which is often translated as "rápido", and "swift" is an adjective which is also often translated as "rápido". Learn more about the difference between "quick" and "swift" 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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swift(
swihft
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (rapid)
a. rápido
Thanks to a passer-by's swift reaction, the lady was saved from being run over by the truck.Gracias a las reacción rápida de un transeúnte, la señora se salvó de ser atropellada por el camión.
b. veloz
He drew the gun in one swift movement and pulled the trigger.Con un movimiento veloz, sacó la pistola y apretó el gatillo.
c. pronto
The rebels' attack on the city drew a swift response from government troops.El ataque de los rebeldes sobre la ciudad provocó una pronta respuesta por parte de las tropas del gobierno.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (animal)
a. el vencejo
(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).
Swifts and swallows flitted over the lake, snapping up insects.Había vencejos y golondrinas revoloteando por el lago, atrapando insectos.
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