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"Quiet" is an adjective which is often translated as "silencioso", and "zipper" is a noun which is often translated as "el cierre". Learn more about the difference between "quiet" and "zipper" 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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zipper(
zihp
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uhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (device used to fasten things)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el cierre
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Can you do up the zipper of my dress?¿Puedes subirme el cierre del vestido?
b. la cremallera
(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).
Zip the zipper of your pants up.Súbete la cremallera del pantalón.
c. el zíper
(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).
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
Can you get me a red zipper from the fabric store?¿Me traes un zíper rojo de la mercería?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to zip)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. subir la cremallera de
The skier zippered his jacket and went out into the cold.El esquiador se subió la cremallera de la chaqueta y salió al frío.
b. cerrar la cremallera de
I need to zipper this suitcase, but it's impossible.Tengo que cerrar la cremallera de la maleta, pero es imposible.
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