In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(completely, absolutely)completamentetotalmenteare you sure? — yes, quite sure — ¿estás seguro? — sí, completamente / 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 / no acabo de creérmelo
- I quite appreciate your difficulty — comprendo perfectamente tu problema
- I quite agree with you there — en eso estoy totalmente / 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
- there were quite 40 or 50 people present — había por lo menos unas 40 o 50 personas
- Even though the samples are all fairly small it's quite amazing to be able to see all that.
- While I quite agree about the need for condemnation, he has missed an important point.
- As one can imagine, such a tremendous impact is quite devastating on the human body.
- I've had quite enough of you and your stories.
- Neither of them could ever quite figure out how they had survived growing up with her.
- Frankly, I could quite happily live the rest of my life never having to contend with that experience again.
- Well, my road has traffic calming measures and quite frankly they make little or no difference.
- She had black hair and an olive complexion, and was quite different from my mother.
- 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.
- I propose that this pharaoh is not Nefertiti, but quite a different person altogether.
- For someone to do it at such a young age is quite extraordinary.
- Nonetheless, to suggest that Old English as a written language was ever quite dead and buried would be misleading.
- Another problem is that some companies sub-contract work to firms which, quite frankly, are not up to the job.
- Speaking of levels of ignorance, I quite agree with Mick Hartley's letter.
- The loss of drums and effects doesn't come at the cost of intensity; quite the reverse.
- Here the facts are quite complex and quite different from the residential construction cases.
- Thanks for making this point, which I quite agree with, but which was left out of my original answer for lack of space.
- His brothers could never quite agree on his ransom price, so Ferdinand withered away in captivity.
- I think there are all sorts of practical reasons, quite separate from the ethics, as to why you might want to take prisoners.
1.2you'll have quite a job persuading her — te va a costar lo tuyo / 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!
2British(fairly)bastanteit's quite warm today — hoy hace bastante calorcito informal
- there were quite a few — había bastantes
- 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
- He was quite attractive actually, dark hair, green mysterious eyes and tall.
- That's why our training schedule is quite intense already, and it will be even harder towards the time of the race.
- I'm quite pleased with the positive picture reaction, from here and other places.
- The investment involved here is quite considerable and is absolutely necessary.
- Observing Alice with his own eyes he was relieved to see she was actually quite pretty.
- But claiming that one of these ought to be forbidden under the law is absolutely absurd and quite dangerous.
- Then we stood there and did absolutely nothing for quite a while.
- Clearly these three companies have dragged down our overall return by a factor of two, which is quite significant.
- Whilst I am retaining my sense of humour at the moment, I feel I may lose it quite soon.
- In fact, it was such an amazing improvement that I was quite sorry to let it go!
- One feels quite sorry for our politicians and their wives that they have to suffer all this nonsense in their busy lives.
- In his neck two of his vertebrae seemed to be fused together and in quite a sorry state.
- It was a strange match in many ways, but we were both quite serious people and I was interested in the theatre, which was his life.
- I'm pleased to say that Dawn of the Dead is quite a good little movie to see.
- We have invested quite a significant amount of money into the Scottish whisky industry.
- It's still fairly big and quite bulky but we're gradually getting there.
- I am going to bed quite soon, but I have lots of things to blog about over the next few days.
- It is quite warm outside under the canopy as well, with a very effective heater thoughtfully placed there.
- Another reviewer described my blog in less warm but still quite pleasing terms.
- Yes, she agreed, they're quite useful for removing spiders and emptying bins.
- My sisters and I took windsurfing quite seriously: we had an immense board that took all three of us to carry it.
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