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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. (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)
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)
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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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (entirely)
a. completamente, totalmente
that's not quite trueno es del todo cierto
I'm not quite readyno estoy del todo listo
it's not quite what I wantedno es exactamente lo que yo quería
I can't quite see what you meanno alcanzo a ver qué quieres decir
quite enoughmás que suficiente
that's quite enough of that!¡ya es más que suficiente!
quite apart from the fact that…sin mencionar el hecho de que…
that's quite all rightno importa
you know quite well what I mean!¡sabes muy bien lo que quiero decir!
I quite understandlo entiendo perfectamente
2. (fairly)
a. bastante
I quite like himme gusta bastante
quite a lot of problemsbastantes problemas
3. (for emphasis)
it was quite a surprisefue toda una sorpresa
it's been quite a day!¡menudo día!
that film is quite something¡menuda película!
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quite [kwaɪt]
1 (completely) totalmente; completamente
quite new completamente nuevo; I'm not quite sure no estoy del todo seguro; I quite agree with you estoy totalmente de acuerdo contigo; it's quite clear that this plan won't work está clarísimo que este plan no va a funcionar; that's quite enough for me eso me basta a mí; that'll be quite enough of that! ¡ya está bien!; I can quite believe that ... no me cuesta creer que ...; I quite understand comprendo perfectamente; I don't quite understand it no acabo de entenderlo; they are quite simply the best son simple y llanamente los mejores; quite frankly, I can't stand him para ser totalmente sincero, no lo aguanto; you could quite easily have killed yourself podrías haberte matado con toda facilidad; that's not quite right eso no es totalmente cierto; he has not quite recovered yet no se ha repuesto todavía del todo; it was quite three months since she had called habían pasado por lo menos tres meses desde que llamó; he's quite grown up now ahora está hecho todo un hombre
2 (exactly) exactamente
it's not quite what we wanted no es exactamente lo que queríamos; we don't quite know no sabemos exactamente; it's not quite the same no es exactamente lo mismo; quite (so)! ¡así es!; ¡exacto!; not quite as many as last time no tantos como la última vez
3 (rather) bastante
it's quite good/important es bastante bueno/importante; "how was the film?" — "quite good" —¿qué tal la película? —bastante bien; it was quite a surprise me sorprendió bastante; it was quite a shock fue bastante chocante; quite a lot bastante; I've been there quite a lot he ido allí bastante; quite a lot of money bastante dinero; it costs quite a lot to go abroad es bastante caro salir al extranjero
4 (emphatic use)
that's quite a car! ¡vaya coche!; quite a hero todo un héroe (ironic); also there were quite a few people there había bastante gente allí; quite suddenly, everything went black de golpe, todo se volvió oscuro
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