poca


Inflexiones de 'poco' (adj): f: poca, mpl: pocos, fpl: pocas

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Principal Translations
un poco adjadjetivo: Describe el sustantivo. Puede ser posesivo, numeral, demostrativo ("casa grande", "mujer alta"). (una pizca)a little, a bit of adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  (formal)scant adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  (almost none)just a bit, just a little, almost no adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Queda poca leche en el frigorífico.
 There is a little (or: bit of) milk in the fridge.
 There is scant milk in the fridge.
poco advadverbio: Describe al verbo, al adjetivo o a otro adverbio ("corre rápidamente", "sucede ahora", "muy extraño"). (moderado)fairly advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  moderately advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  somewhat advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Hoy hace poco calor.
 
Additional Translations
poco adjadjetivo: Describe el sustantivo. Puede ser posesivo, numeral, demostrativo ("casa grande", "mujer alta"). (escaso, limitado) (plural)few, not many adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  (with uncountable nouns)little, not much adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Hay pocas personas tan generosas como tú.
 There are few (or: not many) people as generous as you.
  There is little water left in the reservoir after such a long drought.This sentence is not a translation of the Spanish sentence.
poco advadverbio: Describe al verbo, al adjetivo o a otro adverbio ("corre rápidamente", "sucede ahora", "muy extraño"). (insuficiente)inadequately advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  insufficiently advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  (mostly UK, formal)poorly advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  not [done [sth]] enough v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Los alumnos han trabajado poco y deberán terminar los deberes en casa.
toda precaución es poca exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (recomienda cuidado)you can't be too careful exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  better safe than sorry exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  never enough exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 No te sepa mal tomar medidas de seguridad, toda precaución es poca.
como hay pocos exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (mejor que la mayoría)like few others exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  like no other exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Es un profesional como hay pocos.
a poco que exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (con mínimo esfuerzo)simply by, just by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  as long as, provided that conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
 A poco que lo intentes lo conseguirás.
que no es poco exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (que es considerable)no small thing, no mean feat, quite a feat exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Sacó un notable en el examen, que no es poco.
 He got an A on the test, which is no small thing.
de poco interés loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (que no atrae) (interest)little adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Es una película de poco interés.
con poco respeto loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (sin educación)little advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Trata a su madre con poco respeto.
al poco loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (en unos minutos)soon, shortly advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
como poco loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (al menos)at least advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
tan poco loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (muy escaso) (quantity: general)hardly any, very little, very few advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  (collectors items, antiques)rare, hard-to-find adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  (formal)scant
un poco raro loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (un tanto extraño)a bit, a little advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  (informal)a tad advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
un poco escaso loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (un pelín corto)a bit, a little advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  (informal)a tad advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
ser poca cosa loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (no tener importancia)be nothing, be nothing much, be nothing important v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  be insignificant, be unimportant v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (person)be a nobody v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Es muy poca cosa, no se atreverá a dar el paso.
ganar poco loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (tener sueldo escaso)little advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  small, low (salary) adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Trabaja mucho y gana poco.
tener en poco loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (no valorar)think little of, not think much of v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Es una gran mujer pero su marido la tiene en poco.
 She's a great woman, but her husband doesn't think much of her.
servir para poco loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (no ser útil)be useless v aux + adj
  not be of much use v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  not a lot advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Ese abrigo sirve para poco con el frío que hace hoy.
 It's so cold today, this coat is useless.
 It's so cold today, this coat isn't of much use.
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Compound Forms:
poca | poco
con poca frecuencia loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (ocasionalmente)infrequently advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
con poca luz loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (casi a oscuras)with little light prep + n
  in low light prep +n
con poca ropa loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (semidesnudo)without much clothing, without many clothes prep + n
  half naked adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  scantily clad adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
de poca altura loc adjlocución adjetiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adjetivo ("de fácil manejo", "a contraluz", "de fiar"). (de poco nivel)low-level adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
de poca envergadura loc adjlocución adjetiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adjetivo ("de fácil manejo", "a contraluz", "de fiar"). (menudo)short range, small scale adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
de poca monta loc adjlocución adjetiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adjetivo ("de fácil manejo", "a contraluz", "de fiar"). (poco importante)of little importance, of little note adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  insignificant, petty adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  (prestige)of little standing adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  (mediocre)third rate, B-list adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Es un ladronzuelo de poca monta.
hombre de poca fe loc nom mlocución nominal masculina: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como sustantivo masculino ("ojo de buey", "agua mala"). (incrédulo)man of little faith nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
tan poca cosa next to nothing
tan poca gente very few people
tengo poca costumbre de I'm not used to
toda ayuda es poca need all the help you can get v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
toda medida de seguridad es poca exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (extremar precauciones)no security measures are sufficient, no security measures are enough v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  no stone must be left unturned v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 En eventos masivos toda medida de seguridad es poca.
 In massive events no security measures are enough.
  "No stone must be left unturned - this is a high risk event".This sentence is not a translation of the Spanish sentence.
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