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Autor:  Jazz
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  19/ABR/2010 11:03 AM
Assunto:  Diferença entre QUITE e COMPLETELY?
 
Mensagem:  You´re dead right, Dale, for a change. Nevertheless, I find it confusing due to its ambiguity in British English. Are you acquainted w/ that?

e.g.: she´s quite beautiful (Ela é bonitinha / bem bonita) = BrE
       she´s quite beautiful (Ela é bem bonita) = AmE

       she´s quite a woman (ela é um mulherão)? :) w/ the meaning of "hot"?


COPIED FROM CAMBRIDGE DICT.:

quite (NOT VERY)   /kwaIt/ adverb, predeterminer UK
a little OR a lot but not completely:
I'm quite tired but I can certainly walk a little further.
There was quite a lot of traffic today but yesterday was even busier.
He's quite attractive but not what I'd call gorgeous.

quite (COMPLETELY)    /kwaIt/ adverb both US ans UK
1    completely:
The two situations are quite different.
Are you quite sure you want to go?
The colours almost match but not quite.
I enjoyed her new book though it's not quite as good as her last one.
Quite honestly/frankly, the thought of it terrified me


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Diferença entre QUITE e COMPLETELY?  –  leandrolander  19/ABR/2010, 6:26 AM
Diferença entre QUITE e COMPLETELY?  –  Dale-CR  19/ABR/2010, 10:49 AM
 Diferença entre QUITE e COMPLETELY?  –  Jazz  19/ABR/2010, 11:03 AM
Diferença entre QUITE e COMPLETELY?  –  Dale-USA  19/ABR/2010, 2:09 PM

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