Quite

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Definición

(he's) quite (handsome): (es) bastante (guapo)
adverb
Note that 'quite' can mean both 'very' and 'rather', depending on its context:

I am quite fond of her. Me gusta mucho.
She is quite smart. Es muy inteligente.
There are quite a few customers complaining. Hay bastantes clientes quejándose.
Those figures don't seem quite right. Esas cifras no parecen del todo correctas.
There are not quite as many guests as there were last time. No hay tantos invitados como la última vez.

(-What a beautiful day!) -Quite!: (¡Qué día tan hermoso!) -¡Cierto!
idiom
Pronunciation examples
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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Ejemplos

  • "It's quite a lovely Jackson Pollock, isn't it?"
  • "Brian : Um, well um… actually I do have quite a slight preference for…"
  • "-Well, quite."
  • "Judge : Well, personally I found that argument quite convincing, but, I suppose that legally, you're entitled to defend yourself, Mr. Delavigne."
  • "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."
  • "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'."
  • "The answer is quite simple."
  • "I know you are quite a forgetful diary, so here's a recap of the current situation"
  • "For the first time in a long while, I feel uninspired and quite frankly, I'm tired."
  • "Edward : I quite like how realistic it is."

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