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"Quite" is an adverb which is often translated as "totalmente", and "so" is an adverb which is often translated as "tan". Learn more about the difference between "quite" and "so" 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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so(
so
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (to such an extent)
a. tan
I'm so hungry. I haven't eaten in hours.Estoy tan hambriento. Llevo horas sin comer.
b. muy
These boots are so old. I need a new pair.Estas botas son muy viejas. Necesito un nuevo par.
2. (in this way)
a. así
To make a paper airplane, take the piece of paper and fold it so.Para hacer un avión de papel, toma la hoja y dóblala así.
b. de esta manera
Hold the brush so and just dab paint onto the canvas.Aguanta el pincel de esta manera y simplemente pon un poquito de pintura sobre el lienzo.
3. (too)
a. también
You're pregnant? So am I!¿Estás embarazada? ¡Yo también!
4. (as stated)
a. así
Is it possible to insert images into the document? If so, how?¿Es posible introducir imágenes en el documento? Si así es, ¿cómo?
5. (used to issue a challenge)
a. y
But you promised you'd come with me! - So? I changed my mind.¡Pero habías prometido venir conmigo! - ¿Y? Cambié de opinión.
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
6. (therefore)
a. así que
We've already finished our work, so we're just going to head home.Ya hemos terminado nuestro trabajo, así que nos vamos a casa.
7. (used to express purpose)
a. para que
I turned on the television so my kids would stop running around.Prendí el televisor para que mis hijos dejaran de correr.
b. para
She's been saving money so she can go to Europe.Ella ha estado ahorrando dinero para poder ir a Europa.
8. (used to introduce a new topic)
a. entonces
So, how long have you been working at the plant?Entonces, ¿cuánto tiempo llevas trabajando en la fábrica?
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