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"Quite" is an adverb which is often translated as "totalmente", and "pretty" is an adjective which is often translated as "bonito". Learn more about the difference between "quite" and "pretty" below.
quite(
kwayt
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (completely)
a. totalmente
It is quite true what the review says.Lo que dice la crítica es totalmente cierto.
b. absolutamente
I'm quite sure I left it here.Estoy absolutamente segura de que lo dejé aquí.
c. completamente
We quite agree on that point.Estamos completamente de acuerdo en lo que a eso se refiere.
d. perfectamente
I quite understand your impatience but now it's just a question of days.Entiendo perfectamente su impaciencia, pero ahora ya es solo cuestión de días.
e. sin duda
She was quite simply the best student in my class.Era sin duda la mejor estudiante de la clase.
f. del todo
I think he's not feeling quite himself since the accident.A mí me parece que no se siente bien del todo desde el accidente.
2. (exactly)
a. exactamente
We're not quite sure what happened.No estamos seguros de lo que pasó exactamente.
3. (fairly)
a. bastante
The food was quite good but not exceptional.La comida era bastante buena pero no excepcional.
b. muy
It's quite likely she'll leave the team.Es muy probable que deje el equipo.
4. (in expressions of annoyance)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He told me to shut up! - And quite rightly too!¡Me ha mandado a callar! - ¡Y con razón!
That's quite enough of that!¡Ya basta con eso!
5. (in expressions of compliance)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I'm afraid I cannot take you to the airport. - That's quite all right. I'll take a taxi.Lo siento pero no puedo llevarte al aeropuerto. - No hay ningún problema. Tomaré un taxi.
This heat is unbearable. - Quite so.Este calor no hay quién lo aguante. - Desde luego.
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pretty(
prih
-
di
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (beautiful)
a. bonito
Look at that pretty girl with her mother.Mira a esa niña bonita con su madre.
b. lindo
The moon is so bright and pretty tonight.La luna es tan brillante y linda esta noche.
c. guapo (person)
All the girls in the band are so pretty.Todas las chicas del grupo son muy guapas.
d. hermoso
Your dress is so pretty, where did you get it?Tu vestido está hermoso, ¿dónde lo conseguiste?
e. mono
Fiona's little girl is very pretty.La niñita de Fiona es muy mona.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
2. (considerably)
a. bastante
It turns out it is pretty hard.Resulta que es bastante duro.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to adorn; used with "up")
a. emperejilar
I can't stand seeing such young girls all prettied up as if they were models.No me gusta nada ver a niñas tan jóvenes todas emperejiladas como si fueran modelos.
b. emperifollar
Alice is still upstairs prettying herself up for prom.Alice aún está arriba emperifollándose para el baile de fin de curso.
c. engalanar
We're going to pretty up the garden and have the wedding reception there.Vamos a engalanar el jardín y hacer la boda allí.
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