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"Quite" is an adverb which is often translated as "totalmente", and "very" is an adverb which is often translated as "muy". Learn more about the difference between "quite" and "very" 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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very(
veh
-
ri
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (extremely)
a. muy
He is very clever and very handsome too.Es muy inteligente y muy guapo también.
2. (absolutely)
a. muy
We'll have it ready at the very earliest on Friday.Lo tendremos preparado como muy pronto el viernes.
3. (as short answer)
a. muy
Is she rich? Very.¿Es rica? Muy.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (precise)
a. mismo
That very day we bought the house.Ese mismo día compramos la casa.
5. (absolute)
a. justo
You will find it at the very end of the corridor.Lo encontrarás justo al final del pasillo.
b. mero
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
It's in the very middle of nowhere.Está en el mero centro de ninguna parte.
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