There are 2 main translations of fast in Spanish

: fast1fast2


rápido, adj.

Pronunciation /fæst//fɑːst/

adjectivefaster, fastest

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    • 1.1(speedy)

      (car/runner/pace) rápido
      (car/runner/pace) veloz
      (service/ball) rápido
      it's her fastest time over this distance es su mejor tiempo en esta distancia
      • fast train tren rápido
      • she's a fast driver/learner maneja /aprende muy rápido
      • I'm a fast learner, or they are fast teachers, but it's damn cool.
      • The band feature two capable and incredibly fast guitarists.
      • Typical rotating frame experiments are performed in the fast exchange limit.
      • He was a fast learner, able to look back at his own mistakes and improve.
      • However, it lacks power over 60 mph and up hills so you have to perform some fast gearchanges.
      • But do they emit overt commercial messages that fast and possibly irresponsible driving is a good thing?
      • Most countries retain fleets of small, fast vessels for coastal patrol.
      • Unless you're a fast reader who can keep a clear head, there's a good chance the narrative will speed off and leave you behind.
      • She pulled me onto the dance floor and I surprisingly had a lot of fun moving to the fast beat of the music.
      • Far be it from me to say that this was a bad exam, suffice to say it was an exam in which fast writers were rewarded, at the expense of those without bionic hands.
      • I'm a strong, fast walker who has to make a deliberate effort to slow down when in company.
      • The big key to Daytona is making sure you have a fast car that is capable of getting out front and staying there.
      • Even for a fast learner, though, four months is an awfully short time to cram.
      • Yorkshire are waiting for a fitness report which will reveal if the fast bowler will be able to play tomorrow.
      • Alexis ignored the question and continued walking at a slightly faster pace.
      • To make such bold statements about any fast bowler is brave verging on foolhardy.
      • Tillman is best in press coverage; his tight hips hinder him when he has to play off fast receivers.
      • He claims not to be a fast writer, just someone who responds well to pressure.
      • I got an Estonian passport stamp, courtesy of a short trip across the water from Finland on a very fast catamaran.
      • The competitors were doing 29 miles per hour for the first hour, an incredibly fast pace.
      • What You Waiting For is the benchmark for the album, immediately enjoyable with its fast lyrics and catchy melody.
      • Keep the defence tight, and when on offence, I want to see quick feet and fast passing.
      • A little speed will take care of that, letting you zip around and fight at an incredibly fast pace.
      • One of the fastest planes in the air is set to resume service on the London to New York route in the near future.
      • More importantly, they're purposely kept brief to maintain the fast pace of the game.
      • A predator in every sense of the term, he was a giant among fast bowlers.
      • Jamie was into speed, he liked fast cars and the adrenaline rush of living life on the edge.
      • This bird is the world's fastest animal at 220 miles per hour.
      • He is the fastest horse I've ever had, and it was because of his speed that we kept him away from the others in the early stages.
      • Another fast ship of those times was the American Clipper the Flying Cloud.
      • But this is a very fast printer able to cope with heavy workloads.
      • Am I just different to the norm since I have never been a great lover of watching fast cars speeding around a piece of tarmac for an hour and a half?
      • Focused on fast ships capable of 31 knots, this has put the wind up rivals, few of which have the resources to match this kind of investment.

    • 1.2

      (track/surface) rápido
      • A good 10 km to blast away the cobwebs is an excellent idea and this is a fast course where personal bests are quite possible.
      • This track is very demanding for drivers with fast corners and it's enjoyable to drive here.
      • But on a lightening fast surface, the British No.2 was always likely to be a troublesome competitor.
      • Both batsmen got in some early practice, taking advantage of friendly bowling from the PCA XI and a fast outfield.
      • The surface of the pitch was outstanding and the outfield was fast and true.
      • I'm still missing a little speed, which you need on these fast indoor courts.
      • The final section from the Bolt Shelter to the road is fast, flat, and fun.
      • And as the sun continues to shine, so do the hopes of Inn At The Top - who favours the firm, fast ground.
      • Further than that, the Bught Park is traditionally a fast surface, an ideal venue for the sharp stick work both sets of forwards favour.
      • He was always close to the lead, but could only stay on one-paced in the closing stages and may have found the surface on the fast side.
      • It was a fast, flat course over two large adjacent areas joined by a steep bank.
      • The first mistake was to choose indoor carpet, a fast surface, that suited Leander's serve and volley game.
      • The King George VI Chase at Kempton could be next for the horse if the ground was to come up on the fast side and rule out Best Mate.
      • Quarterback Kurt Warner will take advantage of the fast surface and the speed of his receivers.
      • He's another who handles a fast surface and a repeat of his creditable second to Lord Of The Turf at Galway will see him land this.
      • This 2 mile road course is very fast and tricky.
      • Taking the fast outfield into consideration, fans could be in for a rather heavy-scoring game.
      • Faint Heart was a costly failure at Galway, going down by a length to Right Key, but was all at sea on the fast surface then.
      • He did well to finish on the predominantly flat fast course to finish in the top 70.
      • The Brisbane pitch is fast and bouncy so I think we may just lose the first Test match.
      • He got off the mark over fences at Kilbeggan, beating Lantern Leader four and a half lengths, and will revel in the fast surface.
      • Its not a super fast track, but it is very technical with some great corners and elevation changes.
      • The Gonubie course is fast, but also requires strength, both of a physical and mental nature.
      • It's not a high-speed circuit, there are not many fast corners.
      • He was promoted to the BP-Ford squad for his experience and knowledge of the dauntingly fast Finnish roads.
      • Our fastest roads (our motorways) are also our safest.

    • 1.3

      my watch is five minutes fast mi reloj (se) adelanta cinco minutos

    • 1.4Photography

      (film) sensible
      (shutter) rápido
      • So depending on the lighting conditions you may need to use fast lenses and/or high speed film.
      • For low light and fast shutter speeds you need a fast film and also a fast lens.
      • It should be lighter, with a fairly fast lens, and reasonable responsiveness and battery life.
      • Again this is where you use the fast film and enlarge for the portrait.
      • It's a good idea in any case to have a selection of slow, medium and fast film on hand at all times.
      • This was big-time exposure country, and had I known in advance I would have brought my tripod and a stock of fast film!
      • Obviously you will want to use your fastest lens, let me know what it is and I will try to suggest a film for you to use.
      • I used fast film, fast shutter speed, and zoomed in to fill the frame.

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    he made fast to the jetty amarró (el barco) al desembarcadero
    • We sent boats with ropes and hawsers to the rocks, wound a rope round a rock, made a hawser fast to the rope, and swung to it with a length of hawser.
    • Dockhands caught the lines and pulled the ship in and made it fast.
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    (color) inalterable
    (color) sólido
    (color) que no destiñe
    • From the tubes, a not so fast dye is extracted for colouring silk.
    • All those shops selling these goods have to give consumers the assurance that they are fast colour, non-shrinkable and correct size.
    • The setup had to be optimized for response times below microseconds by using a fast dye and by applying a fast fluorescence detector.
  • 4dated

    • Mumbai, on the other hand, was used to money and a fast lifestyle.
    • Lack of strong family bonds and fast lifestyle also contribute to this habit.
    • In the beginning it was a hit with a young, fast crowd because of one of its owners, Karim Amatullah.
    • Reid is one such fellow, his name frequently prompting the response 'Who?', even from those of his compatriots with a passing interest in wheels and fast living.
    • A pair of red stilettos, maybe you like attention and things on the fast side.
    • Tom Adair examines the short life and fast times of an all - American great.
    • The actor was as famous for his fast living, hard drinking, and acerbic wit as for his performances.

adverbfaster, fastest

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    • 1.1(quickly)

      (work/move/drive) rápidamente
      (drive/move/work) rápido
      (move/drive/work) deprisa
      not so fast! ¡más despacio!
      • the day is fast approaching when … se está acercando rápidamente el día en que …
      • how fast were you going? ¿a qué velocidad ibas?
      • Cecil felt things were just going a bit too fast for his liking.
      • I didn't think it was possible, but my heart began to beat even faster.
      • They knew they had to act fast to save this young man's life.
      • Everything happened really fast, there was a lot of people.
      • At that point, the US share market had been growing extremely fast for several years.
      • He spoke of his days in the school and how fast the fifteen years since he left had gone.
      • Responsible drivers know that driving very fast or recklessly will endanger their life and other people's.
      • Yeah, she is acting like an idiot, but everything's happening really fast for her.
      • The news spread fast and the crowds became a crush within a few hours.
      • Now traditional Highland crofting is fast becoming the lifestyle of choice for stress-ridden city folk.
      • She was then fired, allegedly because she did not type fast enough to keep with the creative discussions.
      • Whoever was driving was driving so fast I couldn't see anything out the window.
      • We have acted fast to stop the harm but the problem has not gone away.
      • Tyler moved so swiftly and so fast he lived up to our team's name: The Black Panthers.
      • I wheeze at night and cough during workouts, but I am swimming fast.
      • Inherent in elevator performance is the speed and capacity of each elevator and how fast the doors open and close.
      • Rod the sound engineer was advising me on speed (that's how fast you speak, not the drug), and on timing.
      • The fuel crisis is the immediate cause, and whether that will run and run or fade away as fast as it blew up is for the moment hard to say.
      • I had to walk quite fast to keep up with him.
      • So, very fast the discussion moved into practical problems: who would be the best to do the job?
      • A sign of the success of the megachurches in this country and elsewhere is that they are fast becoming mainstream.
      • These vehicles are also fast becoming a lifestyle choice, with enhanced styling adding to the popularity of the genre.
      • Its been over a week since I got back from Tokyo, memories fade so fast!
      • The friendly council have opened a nice new road and it's so smooth you pick up quite a lot of speed before you realise how fast you are going.
      • She says this all very fast and energetically like she has held it in there for so long, and needs to tell someone.
      • They shoveled the food into their mouths so fast it was like a speed eating contest.
      • The way to achieve success in swimming is obviously to swim faster over a given distance.
      • Ben was walking slightly faster now but still had trouble keeping up.
      • My heart beating even faster, what was I supposed to do?
      • I stalled and swore, went too fast or too slow, but he was patient and spoke to me in soothing tones.
      • Finding mechanisms that can react fast enough to prevent escalation could prove problematic.
      • Passengers had to act fast to save their own lives.
      • However, the burning sensation didn't fade quite fast enough.
      • Some think it's fun to whizz over the speed hump and see how fast they can take off.
      • As to the matter of how fast our speeding knight of the road was in fact travelling, various readers were keen to take us to task on the finer points of metric etiquette.
      • As a result, the systems built with dual-core processors can perform impressively fast.
      • The schedule will also depend on how fast consumers will switch to 3G mobile services.
      • You can specify which mouse button will open menus, how fast the mouse responds to double clicks and so forth.
      • You have to run really fast to get away from Lynette when she's on a make-up rampage.
      • Kids grow up so fast nowadays, don't they?
      • Angel hit the ground and didn't recover fast enough to avoid a powerful kick to her ribs.

    • 1.2(ahead of schedule)

      it's running six minutes fast va seis minutos adelantado

  • 2

    the car was stuck fast in the mud el coche estaba atascado en el barro
  • 3

    to be fast asleep estar profundamente dormido

There are 2 main translations of fast in Spanish

: fast1fast2


ayunar, v.

intransitive verb

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    ayuno masculine
    to break one's fast interrumpir el ayuno
    • This criminal's regular fasts are little more than a sustained effort to bolster his profile.
    • Those who are taking part in the fast will be collecting in Belmullet on St. Patrick's Day.
    • Juice or fruit fasts are common, restricting nutrient intake to only those specific food sources.
    • Diets are prescriptive, like convent fasts - so much of this, so little of that.
    • Adult polar bears lose approximately 0.85-0.9 kg of body mass per day during fasts.
    • On Christmas Day they can eat these things, but the rituals centre more on the last day of the fast on Christmas Eve, he says.
    • Repeated juice fasts are recommended at intervals of every two months.
    • As above, birds retained access to water throughout the duration of the fast.
    • In Washington, a veteran of the demonstrations was in the midst of a fast that began on Tuesday.
    • The other day I asked one of my friends how his fast was going.
    • The sponsored fasts will take place between February 28 and March 1st.
    • In ancient times, fasts were traditional at the vernal and autumnal equinoxes and were believed to increase fertility.
    • St. Thomas lived a life of austerity; his fasts, for instance, being in marked contrast to the luxury in which he might have lived if he chose.
    • I know people that go on fasts for 30 days and work.
    • At sunset, the conclusion of daily fasts, participating students were invited to share a delicious meal prepared by local Muslim restaurants.
    • And I will keep all the remaining fasts of the month of Ramazan.
    • Mother, don't worry - sporadic fasts are very healthy.
    • A woman has died after several months on a hunger strike in protest against prison reforms, bringing the death toll from the fasts to 20.
    • I had done fasts before, then I had built up weight.
    • Some of the fundraising events planned to help raise €17,000 include 24-hour fasts and an American tea party later in the year.