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quite

Pronunciation: /kwaɪt/

Translation of quite in Spanish:

adverb/adverbio

  • 1 1.1 (completely, absolutely) completamente, totalmente are you sure? — yes, quite sure ¿estás seguro? — sí, completamente or totalmente (seguro) he made her give it back — quite right too! se lo hizo devolver — ¡y con toda la razón! quite the most exquisite dress el vestido más precioso que te puedas imaginar we quite simply forgot nos olvidamos, lisa y llanamente I can quite believe it no me cabe la menor duda I still can't quite believe it todavía no me lo creo del todo or no acabo de creérmelo I quite appreciate your difficulty comprendo perfectamente tu problema I quite agree with you there en eso estoy totalmente or completamente de acuerdo contigo this will only make matters worse — quite! esto solo va a empeorar las cosas — ¡exactamente! that's quite enough! ¡basta ya! is this what you wanted? — not quite ¿es esto lo que buscaba? — no exactamente they're not quite perfect no son cien por ciento perfectos she's not quite ten todavía no ha cumplido los diez there's nothing quite like champagne realmente no hay como el champán quite the contrary o reverse todo lo contrario he looks quite the little man in his new suit parece todo un hombrecito con su traje nuevo there were quite 40 or 50 people present [dated/anticuado] había por lo menos unas 40 o 50 personas
    Example sentences
    • These people have absolutely no power in it and quite frankly I think it's a waste of time.
    • He is one of the richest characters in the whole of the Wodehouse creation, absolutely rounded and quite without flaw.
    • Here the facts are quite complex and quite different from the residential construction cases.
    1.2 (as intensifier/como palabra enfática) you'll have quite a job persuading her te va a costar lo tuyo or te va a dar mucho trabajo convencerla quite a few of them have already left muchos de ellos ya se han ido that was quite a match! ¡fue un partidazo! [colloquial/familiar], ¡fue flor de partido! (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) [colloquial/familiar]
  • 2 (fairly) (British English/inglés británico) bastante it's quite warm today hoy hace bastante calor or [colloquial/familiar] bastante calorcito there were quite a few había bastantes, había unos cuantos we see them quite often los vemos bastante a menudo I quite liked it — only quite? me gustó bastante — ¿solo bastante? it's quite likely you've lost it es muy probable que lo hayas perdido
    Example sentences
    • It is quite warm outside under the canopy as well, with a very effective heater thoughtfully placed there.
    • It's still fairly big and quite bulky but we're gradually getting there.
    • We have invested quite a significant amount of money into the Scottish whisky industry.

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