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Principal Translations
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un poco adjadjetivo: Describe el sustantivo. Puede ser posesivo, numeral, demostrativo ("casa grande", "mujer alta"). (una pizca)little adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  a little 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."
  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 little milk left 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
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poco adjadjetivo: Describe el sustantivo. Puede ser posesivo, numeral, demostrativo ("casa grande", "mujer alta"). (escaso, limitado)few, not many adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  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.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. There is little water left in the reservoir after such a long drought.
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 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)be no small thing, be no mean feat, be quite a feat v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 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)of little interest adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  insignificant 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)with little respect 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."
de poco nivel loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (de poca categoria)low-level adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
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)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 adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
poco hecho loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (poco cocinado)uncooked adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  slightly raw adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  (meat)bloody, rare adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
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 strange, a little strange, a bit odd, a little odd adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  (UK: informal)a tad odd adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
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)just short 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."
 Estos porcentajes son poca cosa comparados con los del trimestre pasado.
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)earn little vtr + adv
  earn a small wage, earn a low wage v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 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 exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  not be of much use exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  not a lot exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 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.
ser poco para alguien loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). peyorativo (ser de grupo social inferior)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."
  (class, pejorative)be beneath v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
poco,
replalce: poner poco interés
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
(actuar con desgana)put little effort into v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
estar un poco ido loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (estar algo loco) (informal)be a bit off v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
estar un poco espeso loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). coloquial (no estar despejado de mente) (colloquial)be a bit fuzzy-headed, be a bit muddled v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
tener a alguien en poco loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (considerar inferior a alguien)think little of [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
no 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"). (ser considerable)be no small feat, be no small thing v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Estos resultados no son poca cosa si se toma en cuenta la actual situación económica del país.
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Compound Forms:
poca | poco
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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, hardly advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
con poca luz loc adjlocución adjetiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adjetivo ("de fácil manejo", "a contraluz", "de fiar"). (oscuro)with little light prep + n
  in low light prep +n
  dimly advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  dim adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Teresa tiene un patio con poca luz y no hay planta que resista.
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)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."
  without much clothing, without many clothes exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
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."
  low-class, low-ranking 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."
  minor, insignificant 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, small-time 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.
  (Bible)ye of little faith exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
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."
 Estos porcentajes son poca cosa comparados con los del trimestre pasado.
no 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"). (ser considerable)be no small feat, be no small thing v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Estos resultados no son poca cosa si se toma en cuenta la actual situación económica del país.
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.
tan poca cosa next to nothing exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
tan poca gente very few people exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
tengo poca costumbre de I'm not used to v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
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 exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  no stone must be left unturned exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 En eventos masivos toda medida de seguridad es poca.
 In massive events no security measures are enough.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. "No stone must be left unturned - this is a high risk event".
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