Translation of quick in Spanish:


rápido, adj.

Pronunciation: /kwɪk//kwɪk/


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    (movement/action) 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 (/ lo haré etc. ) lo más rápido que pueda
    • that was quick! ¡qué rapidez!
    • OK, but make it quick bueno, pero apúrate
    • they arrived in quick succession llegaron muy seguidos / uno detrás del otro
    • to be quick on one's feet tener buenos reflejos
  • 2

    (question/calculation) 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?
  • 3

    she has a very quick temper tiene mucho genio
    • he's quick to take offense se ofende por lo más mínimo / 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 / a ayudarme
  • 4

    he has a quick wit es muy agudo
    • she has a very quick mind las pilla / las caza al vuelo
    • to have a quick eye (for sth) ser un lince (para algo)


  • 1

    come quick ven corriendo / rápido
    • quick, hide in here rápido / corre, escóndete aquí
    • get here as quick as you can ven lo más rápido / deprisa que puedas
    • quick march! de frente ¡mar(chen)!
    • While being quick and fast, those involved in the relief and rescue work should maintain their temper, he noted.
    • Mrs Young said the secret of her success behind the bar was quick mental arithmetic which helped her to keep track of the orders without the help of a cash till.
    • With electric gates which can be operated from either end of the pit cows make a quick entry and a fast exit.
    • To both her credit and her detriment, Nora has learned to not be quick to judge people.
    • 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.
    • They also need to be quick on their feet and incredibly alert and aware.
    • Keep the defence tight, and when on offence, I want to see quick feet and fast passing.
    • Mathias was a quick learner, in just a short time he could perform the kicks satisfactorily.
    • If you suffer from either type of sinusitis, our quick fixes offer fast relief.
    • They can even catch a bird in free flight, so that's how quick they are.
    • Best wishes to Eilish Marren who sustained a broken ankle recently and we wish her a speedy recovery and a quick return to the playing field.
    • And they were also quick to slam high-spending pop stars and other celebrities who they said were a bad example to youngsters.
    • You take swift decisions and make quick changes when situations are tense and demanding.
    • We've got excellent linebackers because of the speed there, and we're fast and quick up front.
    • Another aspect of Swedish business success is that the country's firms are quick to recut their cloth to suit changing times.
    • Despite a two-and-a-half hour rain delay, Williams was quick off the blocks, racing to a 4-lead in the first set.
    • I am easily provoked, and rather vicious when my toe is stepped on, but I'm quick to cool down and fast to reasoning.
    • Other nations were quick to emulate Ecuador's experiment, but few have enjoyed the same success.
    • This is not to say that problems do not occur, though eBay is quick to state that any such happenings are few and far between.
    • The city was saddened by the news of Terry's closure and readers were quick to suggest alternative uses for the factory site.
    • They're relatively simple and quick quests that result in very little gain in terms of experience points.
    • These quick tender biscuits go with just about any prairie meal.
    • She had made just two quick trips home to Indianapolis during that time.
    • 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.
    • The Orkney squad lost three quick tries at the start of the game, resulting in a half-time score of 22-5.
    • After landing aboard the ship, we board a fast speed boat for the quick ride to the terminal.
    • Finally, a quick look at what happened in Scotland in April.
    • However, a succession of penalty corners from Aldridge resulted in two quick goals and suddenly the game was slipping away again.
    • Nosing into the wave, called purling, will usually result in your quick exit from the board.
    • As the room swirled and tumbled around him, Fleet caught only a few quick glimpses of what happened next.
    • There are no quick fixes for the grief and anguish after the death of a loved one.
    • Meticulous copy editing may be another impediment to the quick dissemination of results.
    • But a quick word with the proprietor of the local service station reassured me otherwise.
    • A quick test shows this happens with enough browsers to make it funny (I didn't find one that worked).
    • 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.
    • Rearranging the gallery is one way to stay busy, and one that can result in quick sales.
    • She headed for the cyber café to do a quick search and learn a thing or two.
    • So we will take a quick look at Pi Fast, which, as the name suggests calculates Pi to as many digits as you want.
    • Before looking at the results, let's do a quick recap on what happens in the formation of an embryo.


  • 1

    the quick los vivos
    • 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
  • 2

    (living people)
    the quick los vivos