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    Quite

    I have some problems with using "quite" in Russian.

    1. I am quite good at Russian.
    2. She is quite pretty girl.
    3. I haven't see you quite long.
    4. How was your day? Quite good.
    5. I have quite good friends.
    6. Today you came home at 10 p.m.. It's quite late.

    Do you say довольно in all cases?

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    There are dozens of words which can be used for this:

    1. Я весьма неплох в русском. (M)
    2. Она довольно красивая. (M)
    3. Я не видел тебя очень долго. (U)
    4. Как прошёл день? Довольно таки хорошо. (M)
    5. У меня вполне хорошие друзья. (M)
    6. Сегодня ты пришёл довой в 10. Это слишком поздно. (U)

    On the other side I have difficulties with "quite" because I cannot understand does it means "(U)tmost" or "(M)oderately/relatively" from context.
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    I am sorry, I mean "relatively" in all sentences, not "absolutely".

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    Quote Originally Posted by George1992 View Post
    I am sorry, I mean "relatively" in all sentences, not "absolutely".
    Then "довольно" is a good universal word.
    "Невозможно передать смысл иностранной фразы, не разрушив при этом её первоначальную структуру."

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