An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (rapid)
a. rápido
I'm going to take a quick shower before dinner.Voy a darme una ducha rápida antes de cenar.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Can I have a quick word with you?¿Podemos hablar un momento?
They were quick to protest when they didn't agree.Se apresuraban a protestar cuando no estaban de acuerdo.
2. (clever)
a. listo
She's very quick. She picked up how to do the job in no time.Es muy lista. Aprendió en seguida cómo se hace el trabajo.
b. despierto
I am so happy with my class; it's full of students who are quick.Estoy muy contento con mi clase; está llena de alumnos despiertos.
c. rápido
This game show requires a quick mind and good memory.Este concurso requiere una mente rápida y buena memoria.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (quickly)
a. rápido
Quick, hide the letter before she sees!¡Rápido, esconde la carta antes de que la vea!
b. rápidamente
"Holmes, I need you to come here quick!" Watson shouted at the phone."¡Holmes, necesito que venga rápidamente!" vociferó Watson al teléfono.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
to bite one's nails to the quickmorderse las uñas hasta hacerse daño
2. (fig)
to cut somebody to the quickherir a alguien en lo más profundo
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (rapid)
a. rápido(a)
to have a quick bathdarse un baño rápido
to have a quick drinktomarse algo rápidamente
that was quick!¡qué rápido!
be quick!¡date prisa! ¡apúrate!
to be quick to do somethingno tardar or
to be quick to criticizeapresurarse a criticar
to be quick off the markno perder el tiempo
to have a quick tempertener mal genio
4. (clever)
a. listo(a), despierto(a)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
5. (colloquial)
a. rápido (to run, talk, think)
as quick as a flashen un suspiro como una exhalación
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quick [kwɪk]
quicker (comparative)quickest (superlative)
1 (fast) [+method, movement] rápido
this is the quickest way to do it esta es la forma más rápida de hacerlo
the quickest method try to be quicker next time
it's quicker by train es más rápido ir en tren; be quick! ¡rápido!; ¡date prisa!; ¡apúrate!; (LAm) to be quick to do sth hacer algo rápidamente
BRITISH Rail was quick to criticize passengers for leaving their stationary train
he was quick to see the possibilities vio rápidamente las posibilidades
to be quick to forgive she was quick to take advantage of his mistake
his opponents were quick to point out that ... sus adversarios señalaron rápidamente que ...
he was quick to point out that we should have done better
to be quick to act obrar con prontitud; to be quick to anger enfadarse con facilidad; to be quick to take offence ofenderse por nada
he was quick to see that ...
and be quick about it! ¡y date prisa!; ¡y apúrate!; (LAm)
quick march! (Mil) ¡marchando, ar!
My squad knew me and my weakness very well, so when I gave them `Form fours", `Right turn" and `Quick march" they obeyed smartly enough
at a quick pace a un paso rápido
he made a quick recovery se recuperó rápidamente
in quick succession en rápida sucesión
to have a quick temper tener un genio vivo
Her husband was quite moody and had a quick temper
he's a quick worker trabaja rápido; es un trabajador rápido
2 (with minimal delay) [+answer, decision] rápido
we must have a quick answer necesitamos una respuesta rápida
he's not very good at taking quick decisions he'll need a quick decision
we are hoping for a quick end to the bloodshed esperamos que el derramamiento de sangre acabe pronto
a quick fix una solución fácil
the price has been reduced for a quick sale han reducido el precio para venderlo pronto
a quick [reply]
3 (not lengthy) [+meal] rápido
to have a quick [chat] with sb
he gave me a quick kiss on the cheek me dio un besito en la mejilla
let's have a quick look at that déjame echarle un vistazo rápido a eso
to have a quick one (drink) tomarse un trago
can I have a quick word (with you)? ¿puedo hablar un segundo contigo?; ¿podemos hablar un segundo?
4 (sharp) [+person] listo; [+wit] agudo; [+mind, reflexes] ágil; rápido
he's too quick for me
he is very quick at maths es muy rápido para las matemáticas
to have a quick eye for sth captar or coger algo al vuelo
She has a quick eye for mistakes
1 (Anat)
the quick
her nails were bitten down to the quick se había mordido las uñas hasta dejárselas como muñones
to cut sb to the quick herir a algn en lo vivo
Her cruel remarks cut me to the quick
the quick and the dead los vivos y los muertos
deprisa; rápido
quick! ¡deprisa!; ¡rápido!; I left as quick as I could me fui lo más rápido or deprisa que pude; come as quick as you can ven cuanto antes
as quick as a flash como un rayo or relámpago
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