The trickiest word in English - Quite!

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What's the trickiest word in English? For Vicki and Jay it's the adverb quite.

Sometimes quite means the same thing in British and American English, but sometimes it's used differently.

Is the meaning of quite, very or completely? It looks like a small difference but it can lead to big misunderstandings.

In this video we show you
- how to use quite to mean completely
- how to use not quite (meaning not completely) to criticize someone gently or say you disagree.
- how quite can mean very in American English, but fairly or pretty in British English
- how you can often tell what the meaning of quite is depending on whether it's used with gradable or ungradable adjectives.

Finally we have some advice for any American guys who are going on a date with a British girl.
Don’t tell her she’s quite pretty!

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