In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(speedy)(movement/action) rápidoit'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(brief)(question/calculation) rápido(nod) brevelet 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(prompt)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(clever)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)
1rápidorápidamentecome 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(flesh)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
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