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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (immobile)
a. still
Quedó quieto mientras le quitaron la araña del hombro.He kept still while they removed the spider from his shoulder.
b. motionless
Jack se quedó quieto mientras los perros le ladraban.Jack remained motionless while the dogs barked at him.
2. (peaceful)
a. calm
El mar estaba quieto y el barco se desplazaba serenamente.The sea was calm and the ship sailed smoothly.
b. quiet
La oficina está quieta porque casi todos los empleados se fueron de vacaciones.The office is quiet because most of the employees are away on vacation.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (parado)
a. still
¡estate quieto!keep still!
¡quieto ahí!don't move!
¡las manos quietas!keep your hands to yourself!
2. (tranquilo)
a. quiet
desde que se fue el director el trabajo está quietothings have been a lot quieter at work since the boss left
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1 [+animal, persona] (parado) still; (inmóvil) motionless
¡quieto! (al perro) down boy!; (a un niño) keep still!; stop fidgeting!; (sé bueno) behave yourself!; dejar algo quieto to leave sth alone; ¡estáte quieto! keep still!; estar quieto como un poste o una estatua to stand stock-still; be as still as a statue
2 [+carácter] calm; placid
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