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American English: /ˈkwaɪət/
British English: /ˈkwʌɪət/

Translation of quiet in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (silent)
    isn't it quiet in here!
    ¡qué silencio hay aquí!
    be quiet!
    (to one person) ¡cállate!
    (to more than one person) ¡cállense! or (Spain tb) ¡callaros or callaos!
    I couldn't keep the children quiet
    no logré que los niños mantuvieran silencio
    he gave them money to keep them quiet
    les pagó para que no hablasen or para que se callaran
    Example sentences
    • Already, she could hear the quiet, muffled noise of violins and people talking.
    • There is something very peaceful and satisfying about the sound of their quiet munching and the noise of their feet on frosty grass.
    • You can reduce this noise by selecting quiet equipment or by mounting the unit on a noise-absorbing base.
    Example sentences
    • Yet, not all places were quiet and devoid of activity on Tuesday.
    • She also blames the row on the media desperately looking for an argument in the quiet holiday period.
    • By the time the outcome is known, we will have entered the traditionally quiet summer period that usually lasts from May to September.
    1.2 (not loud)
    I don't mind them talking, but they have to keep it quiet
    no me importa que hablen, pero que lo hagan en voz baja
    he has a very quiet voice
    habla muy bajo
    tiene una voz muy suave
    1.3 (not boisterous) you're very quiet today
    hoy estás muy callada
    he's a quiet boy
    es un chico muy callado
    we are lucky to have quiet neighbors
    tenemos la suerte de tener unos vecinos muy tranquilos or que hacen poco ruido
  • 2 2.1 (peaceful) let's just go for a quiet drink
    vamos a tomarnos tranquilamente una copa
    all quiet here
    por aquí todo tranquilo or sin novedad
    I finally bought it for him: anything for a quiet life
    al final se lo compré: ¡con tal de que me dejara en paz!
    (calm, low-key) (fury/irony)
    lleno de calma
    they had a quiet wedding
    la boda se celebró en la intimidad
    she dresses with quiet good taste
    es sobria y elegante en el vestir
    to lead a quiet life
    llevar una vida tranquila
    Example sentences
    • Simple chords, restrained riffs and quiet imagery lead to just a perfect pathos running through each and every song.
    • This is not a restrained man of quiet honour, but a proud warrior of the sea - hair flowing in the breeze.
    • Indeed, in their own quiet, understated way, that's what they've always done.
    2.3 (not busy)
    the markets were very quiet yesterday
    ayer no hubo mucho movimiento en la bolsa
    2.4 (private) I'd like a quiet word with you
    me gustaría hablar contigo en privado
    I kept quiet about the bill
    no dije nada de lo de la factura
    I'd like you to keep it quiet
    quisiera que no dijeras nada (de lo que te he dicho)
    Example sentences
    • Already, a quiet drink in the pub is forever interrupted by people rattling charity boxes.
    • It has emerged that the hotel was one of the establishments the prince favoured when he wanted to enjoy a quiet drink away from his security guards and the prying eyes of tourists.
    • It meant all thoughts of a quiet drink were shattered.


  • 1 (silence) on the quiet
    con disimulo
    con sordina [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • The pace is dictated by the early morning quiet of a misty golf course laid out along Georgia's ocean coast.
    • However, in order to do that, you have got to have relative calm or quiet.
    • We were rewarded with the sound of calling Whooping Cranes piercing the quiet of the early morning, then a close fly over.

transitive verb

(American English)
  • 1 (silence)
    hacer callar
    imponer silencio en
    Example sentences
    • She flashes me a brief look of annoyance, quieting me, then changing her demeanor to once again calm and composed, she continues with her explanation.
    • Soon everybody quieted down, and remained silent as we tried to figure out where to go to next.
    • His silences often precede a weighty thought though I doubt the rattling in his head ever quiets.

intransitive verb

  • 1
    disminuir or bajar de volumen
    quedarse en silencio
  • 2 (become calmer)

Phrasal verbs

quiet down

(American English)
quieten down
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