English vocabulary and translations (See all)
Note that 'quite' can mean both 'very' and 'rather', depending on its context:
I am quite fond of her. I rather like her.
She is quite smart. She is rather intelligent.
There are quite a few customers complaining. There are lots of customers complaining.
Those figures don't seem quite right. Those figures don't seem totally correct.
There are not quite as many guests as there were last time. There are slightly fewer guests than last time.
(-What a beautiful day!) -Quite!: (-What a beautiful day!) -You're right, I agree, absolutely!
UK: These strawberries are quite tasty.
US: Yes, they are quite tasty. And not quite as expensive as the last batch.
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- "Edward : I quite like how realistic it is."
- "-Well, quite."
- "Judge : Well, personally I found that argument quite convincing, but, I suppose that legally, you're entitled to defend yourself, Mr. Delavigne."
- "For the first time in a long while, I feel uninspired and quite frankly, I'm tired."
- "The answer is quite simple."
- "It's quite a lovely Jackson Pollock, isn't it?"
- "I know you are quite a forgetful diary, so here's a recap of the current situation"
- "A fellow student said 'Zack was careful not to throw the candy directly at people, but a caramel square did land quite near my foot'."
- "Brian : Um, well um… actually I do have quite a slight preference for…"
- "A 15-year-old boy wreaked havoc today at White Dove High School when he pulled out candy from his bag and threw it 'quite hard' at fellow students."
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