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Pronunciation: /kwɪk/

Translation of quick in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (quicker, quickest)

  • 1.1 (speedy) [action/movement] rápido it's a lot quicker by car se va mucho más rápido en coche he made a quick recovery se repuso rápidamente I'll be as quick as I can volveré ( or lo haré etc) lo más rápido que pueda that was quick! ¡qué rapidez! OK, but make it quick bueno, pero rápido or date prisa or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) apúrate they arrived in quick succession llegaron muy seguidos or uno detrás del otro to be quick on one's feet tener* buenos reflejos, ser* rápido de reflejos
    Example sentences
    • They are a fine team with very fast and quick forwards and they are pressing for the top place in the group and if they beat us they will do that.
    • With electric gates which can be operated from either end of the pit cows make a quick entry and a fast exit.
    • While being quick and fast, those involved in the relief and rescue work should maintain their temper, he noted.
    1.2 (brief) (before noun, no comparative/delante del nombre, sin comparativo) [calculation/question] rápido; [nod] breve let me have a quick look déjame que eche un vistazo let's have a quick swim vamos a darnos un chapuzón he'd like a quick word with you quiere hablar contigo un momento shall we take a quick vote? ¿lo ponemos a votación? time for a quick one? ¿nos tomamos una copa?
    Example sentences
    • Bails was tired but met for a quick drink after work.
    • We were supposed to be having ‘a quick drink’, but it ended up being dinner for about eight and the bar actually ran out of wine.
    • The set was two and a half hours of music with a twenty-minute interval for drinks and some quick reprogramming of the lights and video projectors.
    1.3 (prompt) she has a very quick temper tiene el genio vivo, tiene mucho genio, es una polvorita [colloquial/familiar] he's quick to take offense se ofende por lo más mínimo or por cualquier nimiedad they were quick to spot the problem identificaron el problema rápidamente she was quick to come to my assistance vino rápidamente en mi ayuda or a ayudarme 1.4 (clever) he has a quick wit es muy agudo she has a very quick mind es muy lista or rápida, las pilla or las caza al vuelo [colloquial/familiar] to have a quick eye (for sth) darse* cuenta enseguida (de algo), ser* un lince (para algo)

adverb/adverbio (quicker, quickest)

  • rápido, rápidamente come quick ven corriendo or rápido quick, hide in here rápido or corre, escóndete aquí get here as quick as you can ven lo más rápido or deprisa que puedas quick march! [Military/Militar] ¡paso ligero!


  • 1.1 (flesh) (+ singular verb/+ verbo en singular) the quick her nails were bitten to the quick tenía las uñas en carne viva de mordérselas to cut sb to the quick herir* a algn en lo más vivo 1.2 (living people) (+ plural verb/+ verbo en plural) the quick [literary/literario] los vivos

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