Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Tuesday October 9, 2012

rápido, adjective, adverb:
fast, quick; quickly

Rápido is the basic word to describe someone or something which is fast or quick:

un carro muy rápido
a very fast car

comida rápida
fast food

Apart from using rápido to describe things and people — as an adjective — you can also use it to describe actions, in other words, as an adverb:

Comí muy rápido.
I ate very quickly.

You also use on its own if you need someone to hurry up or get a move on:

¡Rápido!, ¡rápido!, hay que salir de aquí.
Hurry up, hurry up, we’ve got to get out of here.

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