An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (silently)
a. silenciosamente
Read quietly, please.Lean silenciosamente, por favor.
b. sin hacer ruido
I cleaned the bedroom quietly because my husband was sleeping.Limpié el cuarto sin hacer ruido porque mi esposo estaba durmiendo.
c. en voz baja (when speaking)
Please speak quietly. We're are at the library.Por favor, habla en voz baja. Estamos en la biblioteca.
2. (calmly)
a. tranquilamente
The baby is sleeping quietly in his crib.El bebé está durmiendo tranquilamente en su cuna.
3. (unobtrusively)
a. discretamente
He quietly took his phone out of his pocket and started recording the scene.Discretamente sacó su teléfono del bolsillo y comenzó a filmar la escena.
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (silently)
a. silenciosamente, sin hacer ruido
2. (discreetly)
a. discretamente
to be quietly determinedestar interiormente resuelto(a)
to be quietly confidentestar íntimamente convencido(a)
quietly [ˈkwaɪətlɪ]
1 (not loudly) [+say, whisper] en voz baja; [+sing] en voz baja; suavemente; [+drink, leave, walk, come in] silenciosamente; sin hacer ruido
this part should be played quietly (Mús) esta parte hay que tocarla bajo
he left, closing the door quietly try to drink your tea quietly without slurping it like that when he saw that she had fallen asleep he left quietly she came in quietly "I understand, my dear," he said quietly She whispered his name very quietly
2 (silently) en silencio
we lay quietly for almost an hour
she said nothing, but listened quietly no dijo nada, sino que escuchó en silencio
His mother listened and quietly poured coffee He does not like cartoons but will sit quietly through nature programmes
3 (peacefully, calmly) [+play, read] tranquilamente
I was quietly drinking a cup of coffee estaba tomando café tranquilamente; he refused to go quietly se negó a irse pacíficamente; are you coming quietly or are you going to make trouble? ¿nos acompaña usted pacíficamente o va a causar problemas?; the house is quietly situated in attractive parkland la casa está situada en una tranquila zona con jardines; I'm quietly confident about the future aunque no lo exteriorice, soy optimista respecto al futuro; he was quietly content estaba contento y tranquilo
He was quietly courteous to the staff. they sat quietly reading the newspaper the children were playing quietly on the floor
4 (discreetly) discretamente
the president's plan had been quietly shelved habían dejado de lado discretamente el plan del presidente; she lives quietly in Suffolk vive discretamente en Suffolk; to be quietly dressed vestirse con discreción; he slipped off quietly se marchó sin que nadie lo notara; let's get married quietly casémonos en la intimidad; we dined quietly at home cenamos en la intimidad del hogar
She went off to have the baby privately and quietly Preliminary investigations appear to have been quietly dropped Lee's body was flown to the US, where he was quietly buried in Seattle They were married quietly in a little country church.
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