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"Quiet" is an adjective which is often translated as "silencioso", and "still" is an adverb which is often translated as "todavía". Learn more about the difference between "quiet" and "still" below.
quiet(
kway
-
iht
)
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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still(
stihl
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (up to a certain time)
a. todavía
Does your friend still live in London?¿Tu amigo todavía vive en Londres?
b. aún
They still hadn't started eating when I arrived.Aún no habían empezado a comer cuando llegué.
2. (even so)
a. aun así
I've been saving the whole year and I still can't afford it.Estuve ahorrando todo el año y aun así no me alcanza el dinero.
b. todavía
I slept for ten hours, but I'm still tired.Dormí por diez horas, pero todavía tengo sueño.
3. (with comparatives)
a. aún
He lusted after still greater power.Codiciaba aún más poder.
b. todavía
Cookies are great, but donuts are better still.Las galletas son buenas, pero las donas son todavía mejor.
4. (motionless)
a. inmóvil
The sentry stood as still as a statue.El guardia se quedó tan inmóvil como una estatua.
b. quieto
If you do not sit still, you will have to go to the principal's office.Si no te quedas quieto, tendrás que ir a la oficina del director.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (motionless)
a. quieto
When you sleep, you are as still as a corpse.Cuando duermes, estás tan quieto como un cadáver.
6. (calm)
a. tranquilo
He sat contemplating the still waters of the lake.Estaba sentado, contemplando las aguas tranquilas del lago.
7. (not carbonated) (United Kingdom)
a. sin gas
I'll have a still mineral water, please.Tomaré un agua mineral sin gas, por favor.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
8. (calm)
a. la quietud
(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).
I listened to a bird sing in the still of the early morning.Escuché el cantar de un pájaro en la quietud de la madrugada.
9. (photography)
a. el fotograma
(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).
We have exclusive stills from the set of the new movie.Tenemos fotogramas exclusivos desde el set de la nueva película.
10. (apparatus)
a. el alambique
(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'd like to build my own still to make alcohol.Me gustaría construir mi propio alambique para producir alcohol.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
11. (to silence)
a. acallar
Don't try to still your mind.No intentes acallar tu mente.
12. (to calm)
a. calmar
She tried to still her beating heart.Intentaba calmar su corazón que le palpitaba con fuerza.
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