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"Quickly" is an adverb which is often translated as "rápidamente", and "suddenly" is an adverb which is often translated as "de repente". Learn more about the difference between "quickly" and "suddenly" 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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suddenly(
suh
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duhn
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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. (unexpectedly)
a. de repente
He wanted to go to the cinema, but suddenly changed his mind.Quería ir al cine, pero cambió de idea de repente.
b. de pronto
They were talking and, suddenly, he kissed her.Estaban hablando y, de pronto, la besó.
2. (abruptly)
a. repentinamente
The bus stopped suddenly.El camión se detuvo repentinamente.
b. bruscamente
The taxi driver braked suddenly.El taxista frenó bruscamente.
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