French translation of 'quite'
1. (= fairly) assez ⧫ plutôt
She’s quite pretty. Elle est assez jolie. ⧫ Elle est plutôt jolie.
It’s quite warm today. Il fait assez bon aujourd’hui.
It’s quite a long way. C’est assez loin.
I quite liked the film, but ... J’ai bien aimé le film, mais ...
quite good pas mal
quite a lot
I see them quite a lot Je les vois assez souvent
I’ve been there quite a lot. J’y suis allé pas mal de fois.
It costs quite a lot to go abroad. Ça coûte assez cher d’aller à l’étranger.
quite a lot of sth pas mal de qch
They have quite a lot of money. Ils ont pas mal d’argent.
quite a few (= a lot) pas mal
I like them, so I bought quite a few. Ils m’ont plu, alors j’en ai acheté pas mal.(= a lot of) pas mal de
I sold quite a few paintings. J’ai vendu pas mal de tableaux.
There were quite a few people there. Il y avait pas mal de gens.
quite a few of them un assez grand nombre d’entre eux
2. (= absolutely) tout à fait
It’s quite new. Il est tout à fait neuf.
It’s quite clear that this won’t work. Il est tout à fait clair que cela ne marchera pas.
I quite understand. Je comprends très bien. ⧫ Je comprends tout à fait.
I’m not quite sure. Je n’en suis pas tout à fait sûr.
It’s not quite the same. Ce n’est pas tout à fait la même chose.
That’s not quite right. Ce n’est pas tout à fait juste.
It’s not quite enough. Ce n’est pas tout à fait suffisant.
It’s not quite finished. Ce n’est pas tout à fait terminé.
I can’t quite remember. Je ne me souviens pas très bien.
to stand quite still rester complètement immobile
quite clearly très clairement
I saw the driver quite clearly. J’ai vu le conducteur très clairement.
not quite right
Something here is not quite right. Il y a quelque chose qui cloche.
not quite as many
I didn’t buy quite as many as last time. Je n’en ai pas acheté autant que la dernière fois.
not quite enough
There aren’t quite enough glasses. Il n’y a pas assez de verres.
3. (= exactly) exactement
quite! exactement !
quite so! exactement !
4. (as intensifier)
It was quite a sight. Ça valait le coup d’œil.
He’s quite a character. C’est tout un personnage.
That meal was quite something! Ce repas, c’était vraiment quelque chose !
It was quite a shock. Ça a été un sacré choc.
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Example Sentences Including 'quite'
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You make the jump when you're quite happy somewhere.The Times Literary Supplement (2011)
You can be big as well as quite poor.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
But the statistics tell a quite different story.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
He was quite open about it.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
I give him quite a lot of stick and he quite likes it.The Sun (2010)
It was more than a persona, but not quite a comedy character.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The building society is quite frank about not being an international bank.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
There is something not quite right about the human condition.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
They have all ended up doing quite well.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Are you quite sure of your own discretion?Daniel Deronda (1876)
As his prediction suggests, he does not quite see it like that.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Neither team were quite good enough to get into a winning position and hold steady.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Wales were quite good at it for an hour in two of their three summer internationals.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Yet neither of the other two left his team up against it quite like this one.The Sun (2017)
It helps that he is quite well known now.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
What is innocent in one country might mean something quite different in another.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
My parents were shocked but they took the whole thing quite well.The Sun (2012)
Something was not quite right in that sentence.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Talk to her again to be quite sure.The Sun (2017)
That worked out so well it was soon quite a regular thing.The Sun (2016)
The basis of its case appears quite arbitrary and rests on contentious historical documentation.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The story of the marsh harriers says quite clearly that such a thing can be done.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
They can lose a hopeless case but quite legally claim their huge costs.The Sun (2017)
We will see hospitals spread their wings quite widely within different regions and across regions.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Obviously we are all used to protesters not being quite what they say they are.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Quite out of character, he didn't fluff it.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
This has not been the case for quite some time.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Sometimes parents are surprised to find that they are not quite sure themselves which is the correct way to be clean.Good Habits, Bad Habits (1994)
Some households have become home owners because of lack of choice and as a last resort - quite out of character with images of the tenure.Home-ownership - differentiation and fragmentation (1990)
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Translation of quite from the Collins English to French Dictionary