"She takes notes quickly."
I have the same doubt. Or at least I'd like to know if it's possible to convey the same idea using an adverb.
It sounds different to me for 彼女はノートをはやく取ります and 彼女はノートを取るのがはやいです
彼女はノートをはやく取ります sounds more like "she takes notes early."
If you want to say quickly better say 彼女はノートをすばやく取ります
はやく、means both quickly and early. But here in this context it talks about 'speed' therefore you cannot say 'early'. すばやく、はやく、means almost the same but すばやく is, like you say, quickly. In very fast speed.
ノートをはやくとる、とるのがはやい、are quite similar to me. It is something like the difference between He plays tennis well. and He is a good tennis player.
”She is quick at taking notes" would be much better English phrasing for what is being asked here
Could someone explain the structure of the sentence please? I did not understand why のが is needed here, wouldn't it turn "takes" into "taking"? The sentence should then be : "As for her, taking notes quickly?" I know literal translation doesn't always work but "takes" should simply be とります, and you could say for this sentence : "かのじょはノートをはやくとります". Google translate confirmed this, but not sure if to trust it.
Usually “は” indicates the major subject, while "が" indicated the minor subject, like the subject in a clause in English. So this sentence literally means, like you said, "As for her, taking notes is quickly." And "の" transforms "ノートをとる" into a noun phrase so that it can work as the minor subject, just as turn "takes" into "taking" in English.
In my opinion, "かのじょはノートをはやくとります" means slightly different from "かのじょはノートをとるのがはやいです"。The former only describes the action that she's taking, while the latter indicates that taking notes quickly is one of her characters. I'm not quite sure about this one
I read that as "as for her note taking, it is quick". I would've wanted to translate that as "her note taking is quick" rather than the given English.
That sort of thing is quite common in this course; I'd still like some clarification.
の makes the noun from the verb. が separates the subject. "As for her, note taking is quick"
This is what I was going to say. This sentence says "She takes notebooks quickly."