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"Quickly" is an adverb which is often translated as "rápidamente", and "quick" is an adjective which is often translated as "rápido". Learn more about the difference between "quickly" and "quick" below.
quickly(
kwihk
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li
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (swiftly)
a. rápidamente
The city is growing quickly.La ciudad está creciendo rápidamente.
b. rápido
The secretary types really quickly.La secretaria teclea muy rápido.
2. (promptly)
a. en seguida
When he saw me, he quickly turned the other way.Cuando me vio, en seguida se dio la vuelta.
b. pronto
I quickly realized it wasn't going to work.Pronto me di cuenta que no iba a funcionar.
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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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