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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2019:

Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
IngleseItaliano
little adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (small in size)piccolo agg
 This TV is big, but the one in our bedroom is little.
 Questo televisore è grande, ma quello nella nostra camera è piccolo.
little adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (not much)poco avv
 She drinks little alcohol.
 Beve poco alcool.
little advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (slightly)un po' loc avv
 I am a little drunk, but in no way incapacitated.
 Sono un po’ alticcio, ma certamente non completamente sbronzo.
little advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (small amount)poco avv
 The child ate little at dinnertime.
 Il bambino ha mangiato poco a cena.
little adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (sibling: younger) (informale)piccolo agg
  minore agg
 I have three little brothers and one big sister.
 Ho tre fratelli piccoli e una sorella grande.
 Ho tre fratelli minori e una sorella maggiore.
 
Traduzioni aggiuntive
IngleseItaliano
little adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (person: short) (di statura)basso, piccolo agg
 She is too little to date a basketball player, isn't she?
 È troppo bassa per uscire con un giocatore di football, vero?
little adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (trivial)insignificante agg
  (inezia)piccolezza nf
 It is such a little thing. Why do they argue about it so much?
 È una cosa così insignificante. Perché ne discutiamo così tanto?
little adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (mind: narrow) (mentalità: limitato)piccolo, piccino agg
 As Emerson said, "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds."
 Come ha detto Emerson: "Una stupida coerenza è l'ossessione di piccole menti".
little adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (endearingly small)piccolo, piccolino agg
 Oh, what a beautiful little puppy!
 Oh! Che piccolo cucciolo carino!
little advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (almost not at all)poco pron
  (figurato, ironico: poco)col contagocce loc avv
 She was very shy, and spoke little.
 Era molto timida e parlava poco.
little advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." formal (not very)poco agg
 I am little inclined to accept such an offer.
 Sono poco intenzionato ad accettare un'offerta del genere.
  Manca qualcosa di importante? Segnala un errore o suggerisci miglioramenti

WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2019:

Compound Forms/Forme composte
IngleseItaliano
a little advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (slightly)un po' loc avv
 She was a little angry with me. The doctor says your blood pressure is a little high.
 Era un po' arrabbiata con me. Il medico dice che hai la pressione sanguigna un po' alta.
a little adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (small amount)un po' di [qlcs] nm
 I just want a little salt on my potatoes.
 Voglio appena un po' di sale sulle patate.
a little nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (short time)tra poco, tra breve pron
 I'll be there in a little.
 Sarò lì tra poco.
a little nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (a small amount)un po' pron
 Chocolate? I'll just have a little.
 Cioccolato? Ne prendo solo un po'.
a little bit nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (small amount)un po', un pochino loc avv
  un po', un pochino nm
 There wasn't enough salt in the soup so I added a little bit. Could I please have a little bit of cheese?
 Non c'era abbastanza sale nella minestra, così ne ho aggiunto un po'.
 Posso avere un pochino di formaggio per favore?
a little bit advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (slightly)un po' loc avv
  appena un po' loc avv
 I'm just a little bit dizzy. It was a little bit cheeky of me to ask … but I asked anyway.
 Mi gira un po' la testa. Sono stato un po' sfacciato a chiedere... ma ho chiesto lo stesso.
a little more nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (a small additional quantity)un po' più di [qlcs] nm
  un po' più loc agg
 I already added salt to the potatoes, but I think they could use a little more.
 Ho già messo il sale sulle patate ma credo che ce ne voglia un po' di più.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Metti un po' più acqua nel secchio.
a little more adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (slightly more)un po' più di [qlcs] nm
  un po' più loc agg
 May I have a little more tea, please?
 Potrei avere un po' più di te, per favore?
a little more advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (for a short while longer) (di tempo)ancora un po' loc avv
 The girls asked her mother if she could continue playing outside a little more.
 La bambina chiese a sua madre se poteva continuare a giocare fuori ancora un po'.
a little more advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (slightly more often)un po' più spesso loc avv
  un po' di più loc avv
 You need to exercise a little more if you want to get fit.
 Devi allenarti un po' di più se vuoi essere in forma.
a little thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal ([sth] trivial) (un'inezia)una cosa da poco, una piccolezza nf
  un nonnulla nm
  (informale)una sciocchezza nf
 I know it's just a little thing, but I find the constant tapping of your foot annoying.
 So che è una siocchezza, ma mi dà fastidio il tuo continuo battere col piede.
a nice little earner nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK, slang ([sth] which generates income) (figurato: che fa guadagnare)macchina da soldi nf
 I'm setting up a website to sell my photos; it should be a nice little earner.
 Ho appena creato un sito internet per vendere le mie foto; dovrebbe essere una macchina da soldi.
as little as exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (a quantity as small as)solo, già solo, addirittura solo, solamente
 As little as 2 grammes of it is enough to kill you.
 Solo due grammi sono abbastanza per ucciderti.
Bless your little cotton socks interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal (affection, endearment)Sei un tesoro! inter
little bugger nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK, slang, pejorative, vulgar (little bugger: annoying child) (colloquiale: bambino)moccioso, monello nm
  peste nf
  (volgare: bambino)stronzetto, piccolo bastardo nm
 Did you see that little bugger who ran down the hall?
 Hai visto quel moccioso che correva nella sala?
little bugger nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. slang, vulgar (affectionate term: boy, animal) (scherzoso, informale: ragazzino)monello nm
  (scherzoso, informale: animale)carognetta, bestiaccia nf
 Look at this possum; he's a cute little bugger, isn't he?
 Guarda questo opossum: è una graziosa bestiaccia, non è vero?
bundle of joy,
little bundle of joy
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
informal (baby) (figurato: neonato)piccolo nm
cost little v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be inexpensive)costare poco vi
 A first aid kit costs little but can save lives.
 Un kit di pronto soccorso costa poco ma può salvare una vita.
cost little v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (require little effort) (figurato: essere facile)costare poco vi
 It costs little to be polite.
 Costa poco essere educati.
do very little business v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (have few commercial dealings) (di negozio)lavorare poco, fare pochi affari, fare affari magri vi
for a little while advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (for a short time) (informale)per un po', un po' loc avv
  per poco, per un poco loc avv
 I'll stay for a little while, if you don't mind. We'll have to wait for a little while before the train comes.
 Se non è un problema, rimango un po' qua. Dovremo aspettare per un po' prima che arrivi il treno.
have a little talk v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (discuss [sth] sensitive) (figurato)fare quattro chiacchiere vtr
 Young lady, I think it's time you and I had a little talk.
 Ragazzina, è ora che io e te ci facciamo quattro chiacchiere.
have little in common v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (have few similarities or shared interests)avere poco in comune vtr
 The rich have little in common with the poor.
 I ricchi hanno poco in comune con i poveri.
have little stomach for v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (lack appetite, courage for [sth])non avere voglia di nf
  non andare a genio vi
  non entusiasmare vtr
 John had little stomach for the task at hand.
 John non aveva voglia di fare il compito che c'era da fare.
 A John non andava a genio fare il compito che c'era da fare.
 A John non entusiasmava fare il compito che c'era da fare.
have little to say v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (speak little)avere poco da dire vtr
 His teacher had little to say about the incident.
 Il suo insegnante aveva poco da dire riguardo all'incidente.
in a little bit advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." UK, informal (soon)tra poco, tra un po', fra poco, fra un po' loc avv
 Please set the table because dinner will be ready in a little bit.
 Per favore prepara la tavola, perché la cena sarà pronta tra poco.
in a little while advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (soon)tra poco, tra un po', fra poco, fra un po' loc avv
 Olivia said that she would be there in a little while.
 Olivia ha detto che sarebbe arrivata fra poco.
in your own little world adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal, figurative (oblivious to others) (figurato)nel proprio piccolo mondo
just shy of,
a little shy of
preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
(slightly under)poco meno di prep
 The price of oil is now just shy of $50 a barrel.
 Oggi il prezzo del petrolio è poco meno di $ 50 al barile.
  (figurato)sfiorare vtr
 Oggi il prezzo del petrolio sfiora i 50 $ al barile.
little theater (US),
little theatre (UK)
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(small venue for amateur dramatics)piccolo teatro nm
 The high school play will be performed this Friday in the school's little theatre.
little angel nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (child: well-behaved) (figurato, vezzeggiativo)angioletto nm
 The children were little angels right through the ceremony. My daughter's been such a good girl today - she's a little angel.
 I bambini sono stati degli angioletti per tutta la cerimonia. Mia figlia è stata proprio brava oggi, è un angioletto.
little beggar nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative, informal, euphemism (child: annoying)scocciatore nm
  (colloquiale)rompiscatole nm
 Kyle told the the kid to leave him alone, but the little beggar wouldn't back off.
 Kyle ha detto al bambino di lasciarlo in pace ma il piccolo rompiscatole non mollava.
little bit nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (small amount)piccola quantità nf
  un po', un poco, un pochino
Nota: "Piccola quantità" si usa per mettere l'accento sul fatto che sia una quantità molto ridotta, in tutti gli altri casi si usa "un poco" e le sue varianti.
 I generally add a little bit of sugar to my coffee.
 In genere aggiungo una piccola quantità di zucchero al caffè.
 In genere aggiungo un po' di zucchero al caffè.
little boy nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (young male child) (vezzeggiativo)ragazzino nm
 I've known you ever since you were a little boy!
 Ti conosco da quando eri un ragazzino!
little brother nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (younger male sibling)fratello minore, fratello più piccolo nm
 I have one big sister and two little brothers.
 Ho una sorella maggiore e due fratelli minori.
  (colloquiale, affettuoso)fratellino nm
 Ho una sorella grande e due fratellini.
little by little advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (gradually, a bit at a time)un po' alla volta, gradualmente, passo dopo passo avv
 Add the sugar little by little and your meringue will be perfect. He became better at tennis little by little.
 Aggiungi lo zucchero un po' alla volta e la meringa verrà perfetta. Migliorò a tennis un po' alla volta.
little chance nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (hardly any possibility)poche probabilità, poche possibilità nfpl
 There's little chance of our old car making such a long journey. The doctors said he was in a coma and had little chance of recovery.
 Ci sono poche probabilità che quella vecchia carretta resista a un viaggio così lungo. I dottori dissero che era in coma e aveva poche possibilità di guarigione.
little chance nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (hardly any opportunity)scarse possibilità nfpl
little choice nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (lack of alternatives)poca scelta, scelta limitata nf
little darling nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (child: affectionate)piccolo, caro, tesoro nm
 Her three-year old's so cute – she's a little darling. I wish your sister would take her little darlings home – they're driving me mad,.
 Sua figlia di 3 anni è così carina, è un tesoro. Vorrei che tua sorella si portasse a casa i piccoli, mi stanno facendo impazzire.
little devil nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative, informal (naughty child)diavoletto, discolo nm
 My brother was a little devil when he was young.
 Mio fratello da piccolo era un discolo.
the Little Dipper nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US, informal (part of constellation Ursa Minor) (costellazione)Piccolo Carro nm
  (per estensione)Orsa Minore nf
 The Little Dipper is found in the constellation Ursa Minor.
little extra nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. usually plural, informal (bonus, additional feature)piccolo extra, piccolo bonus nm
that little extra,
that little bit extra
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
informal (additional effort)sforzo in più, sforzo aggiuntivo nm
 He always puts in that little extra in order to make his projects a success.
little fellow nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (small man) (uomo piccolo)omino nm
 Who is that little fellow standing next to your mother?
 Chi è quell'omino a fianco a tua madre?
little fellow nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (boy)ragazzino, ragazzo nm
little finger,
pinky finger,
pinkie finger,
pinky,
pinkie
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(smallest digit of the hand)mignolo nm
 I broke my little finger playing cricket last week. The ring's too small for my ring finger so I wear it on my pinky finger. He's so pretentious that he even sticks out his pinky finger when he sips tea.
 La scorsa settimana, giocando a cricket, mi sono rotto il mignolo. L'anello è troppo piccolo per l'anulare quindi lo porto sul mignolo.
little game nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (deceitful plan, scheme) (informale)giochetto nm
 I'm tired of all your little games – why can't you just be honest for once?
 Sono stufo dei tuoi giochetti, perché non riesci ad essere onesto per una volta?
little girl nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (young female child)ragazzina nf
 When I was a little girl I loved to play with dolls.
 Quando ero una ragazzina mi piaceva giocare con le bambole.
little guy nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (small boy)ragazzino nm
little guy nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (short man) (colloquiale, potenzialmente offensivo)piccoletto nm
little kid nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (young child)bambino nm
 I used to play marbles a lot when I was a little kid.
 Da bambino giocavo tanto con le biglie.
little known,
little-known
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(not very famous)poco conosciuto, poco noto, semisconosciuto agg
Nota: A hyphen used when the term is an adjective before the noun
 We spent the summer in a cabin on a little-known island off the coast of Greece. She was a little-known actress before getting her big break.
 Abbiamo trascorso l'estate in un cottage su un'isola poco conosciuta a largo della costa greca. Prima di sfondare, era un'attrice semisconosciuta.
little known,
little-known
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(poorly realised or understood)poco noto
  trascurato agg
Nota: A hyphen is used when the term is an adjective before the noun.
 It's a little-known fact that I'm actually a very good cook.
 Che io sia un cuoco molto bravo è un fatto poco noto.
little man nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (term of affection: boy) (familiare)ometto nm
 Hey, little man! - let's have a talk.
 Ehi, ometto! Facciamo una chiacchierata.
little monkey nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (mischievous child) (figurato: bambino dispettoso)peste, piccola peste nf
  monello nm
  dispettoso, birichino, pestifero agg
 We often refer to our two-year old as "little monkey”.
 Spesso chiamiamo nostro figlio di due anni "piccola peste".
little one nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (affectionate term: small child) (bambino, affettivo)piccino, piccolino nm
 Eight o'clock is bedtime for the little one.
 Le otto sono l'ora della nanna per il piccino.
little ones nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (small chlidren) (bambini)piccoli nmpl
 Be quiet! The little ones are napping!
 Fai silenzio! I piccoli dormono.
little opportunity nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (hardly any chance)poche opportunità, poche occasioni nfpl
 In some places there's little opportunity for work so unemployment is high.
 In certe regioni ci sono poche opportunità di lavoro, quindi la disoccupazione è alta.
little or no adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (hardly any)quasi nessuno loc agg
 I haven't done any revising so there's little or no chance of me passing the exam.
 Non ho ripassato quindi non c'è quasi nessuna possibilità che io passi l'esame.
little owl (bird)civetta nf
little person nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (lacking money, power)persona comune nf
little poppet nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK, informal (sweet-natured child) (bambino)tesorino, cucciolotto nm
little rascal nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (cheeky or mischievous child)bricconcello, birbante nm
Little Rock (geography)Little Rock
little scamp nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (mischievous child)piccola peste nf
 My nephew is such a little scamp; I'm exhausted after babysitting him for an afternoon!
 Mio nipote è proprio una piccola peste, sono esausto dopo aver fatto il babysitter per tutto il pomeriggio,
little sister nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (younger female sibling)sorella minore nf
 My little sister was born three years after me. I have a big brother and a little sister.
 Mia sorella minore è nata tre anni dopo di me. HO un fratello maggiore e una sorella minore.
little snot nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US, slang, pejorative (brat, unpleasant child) (colloquiale)moccioso, bambinetto nm
 The little snot was stealing the other children's things.
 Il moccioso stava rubando le cose degli altri bambini.
little sod nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK, slang, vulgar (naughty or annoying child)mocciosetto, piccolo moccioso, piccolo monello nm
little talk nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal, euphemism (reprimand or caution) (eufemismo, colloquiale)discorsetto nm
 I think it's time we had a little talk about the way you've been acting lately.
 Penso sia ora che facciamo un discorsetto sul modo in cui ti sei comportato ultimamente.
little tart nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. slang, pejorative (immoral woman or girl) (volgare)puttanella, sgualdrinella nf
 If she's such a good girl, why does she dress like a little tart?
 Avete visto com'è conciata? Sembra una puttanella da quattro soldi
little thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (detail)piccola cosa nf
  dettaglio nm
 The little things in life are important; take time to stop and smell the flowers. Just one little thing: your socks don't match.
 Le piccole cose della vita sono importanti, fermati a sentire il profumo dei fiori.
 Solo un dettaglio: hai le calze spaiate.
little thing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sth] inconsequential)sciocchezza, piccolezza nf
 Don't focus on the little things; set a goal and work toward it.
 Non concentrarti sulle sciocchezze; datti un obiettivo e lavora per raggiungerlo.
little toe nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (smallest digit of the foot)mignolo del piede nf
 She broke her little toe when a car ran over her foot.
 Una macchina le è passata sopra il piede e lei si è rotta il mignolo del piede.
little while nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (short time)poco tempo nm
 It will only take me a little while to finish this book.
 Mi servirà poco tempo per finire questo libro.
matter little v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be unimportant)essere di scarsa importanza vi
 It matters little whether you come with me or not, I'm going anyway.
my little one interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (affectionate term for a child)piccino mio, piccolo mio, bimbo mio nm
 Come here, my little one, and I'll tell you a story.
 Vieni qui, piccolo mio, ti racconto una storia.
not a little advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (a lot, a great deal)non poco loc avv
 I was not a little upset by his remarks.
 Le sue critiche mi hanno infastidito non poco.
of little consequence adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (barely significant)insignificante agg
 Some error messages require immediate intervention, but others are of little consequence.
 Alcuni messaggi di errore richiedono un intervento immediato, ma altri sono insignificanti.
of little importance adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (barely significant)di poca importanza
 Though his role is of little importance, he feels useful.
 Anche se ha un ruolo di poca importanza, si sente utile.
pinky,
pinky finger,
pinkie,
pinkie finger,
little finger
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US, informal (smallest finger) (mano)mignolo nm
 The ring's too small for my ring finger so I wear it on my pinky finger.
 L'anello è troppo piccolo per l'anulare, allora lo porto sul mignolo.
pinky,
pinky toe,
pinkie,
pinkie toe,
little toe,
baby toe
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US, informal (smallest toe) (piede)mignolo nm
precious little adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (not much, hardly any)pochissimo agg
 It's 5 o'clock - we've got precious little time to pack if we want to catch the 5:30 train!
 Sono le cinque - ci è rimasto pochissimo tempo per fare le valigie se vogliamo prendere il treno delle cinque e mezza!
quite a little adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." US, informal (striking, outstanding)notevole agg
 Jackie was quite a little dancer when she was young.
 Jackie era una ballerina notevole da giovane.
Red Riding Hood,
Little Red Riding Hood
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(fairytale character)Cappuccetto rosso nm
 The wolf disguised itself as Red Riding Hood's grandmother.
 Il lupo si mascherò da nonna di Cappuccetto rosso.
think little of doing [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (disregard)non pensarci due volte a fare [qlcs] vtr
 He is a rich man and thinks little of spending a million on a new car.
think little of [sb/sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (have poor opinion of)non avere una grande opinione di vtr
tiny little adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (minuscule, very small)minuscolo agg
 There was a tiny little kitten sitting on the doorstep.
too little advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (not enough)poco, troppo poco agg
 She was cold outside because she wore too little clothing.
 Fuori sentiva freddo perché era vestita troppo poco.
too little adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (not enough)troppo poco
too little nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (an insufficient amount)poco, troppo poco avv
Ursa Minor,
Little Bear
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(constellation) (costellazione)Orsa Minore nf
 L'Orsa Minore è una costellazione del cielo settentrionale.
very little advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (hardly anything)molto poco, pochissimo pron
 We have very little in common.
 Abbiamo pochissimo in comune.
very little nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (a small quantity)molto poco, pochissimo nm
very little adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (not much)molto poco, pochissimo agg
 The news report provided very little useful information.
 Il bollettino dava pochissime informazioni utili.
white lie,
little white lie
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(fib)bugia a fin di bene, bugia buona nf
 His baby was ugly, but I told a little white lie and said it was cute.
 Il suo bambino era brutto ma ho raccontato una bugia a fin di bene dicendo che era carino.
wrap [sb] around your finger,
wrap [sb] around your little finger
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
figurative (be able to control [sb](figurato)comandare [qlcn] a bacchetta vtr
yappy little dog nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (small noisy dog, terrier)piccolo cane che abbaia nm
 Those Yorkshire terriers are yappy little dogs with a piercing bark.
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