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un poco


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Principal Translations
un poco adjadjetivo: Describe el sustantivo. Puede ser posesivo, numeral, demostrativo ("casa grande", "mujer alta"). (cantidad pequeña)a little, a bit of adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Queda poca leche en el frigorífico.
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."
  somewhat 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."
 Hoy hace poco calor.
 
Additional Translations
poco adjadjetivo: Describe el sustantivo. Puede ser posesivo, numeral, demostrativo ("casa grande", "mujer alta"). (escaso, limitado)little, not much adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
   (plural)few, not many adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Hay pocas personas tan generosas como tú.
poco advadverbio: Describe al verbo, al adjetivo o a otro adverbio ("corre rápidamente", "sucede ahora", "muy extraño"). (insuficiente)poorly advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  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."
 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."
 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 advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  like no other advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 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 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)which is no small thing, which is no mean feat, which is 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.
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."
 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, disrespectfully 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.
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 aux + n
  be insignificant, be unimportant v aux + adj
 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)earn little vtr + adv
  have a small salary, 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.
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
 Ese abrigo sirve para poco con el frío que hace hoy.
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Compound Forms:
¿te parece poco? exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (¿aún no es suficiente?)do you think that's too little? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  isn't that enough? you don't think that's enough? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
… como si eso fuera poco exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (encima...)as if that wasn't enough exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
   (US)as if that weren't enough exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
a poco de [+ infinitivo] shortly after, not long after preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
a poco no
a poco
loc interjlocución interjectiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como interjección ("hasta mañana", "a que no").
GT, MX (expresa confirmación)  (confirmation, agreement)isn't that right? Isn't that the truth? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
   (surprise, disagreement)what do you mean? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 ¡A poco no te gusta? ¡Pero si está delicioso!
 What do you mean you don't like it? But it's delicious!
al poco tiempo loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (poco después)after a short while advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
al poco tiempo de [+ infinitivo] shortly after preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
andar un poco flaco de memoria loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (olvidar con frecuencia)be forgetful v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  have a bad memory v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Anda un poco flaco de memoria, nunca sabe dónde deja sus llaves.
 He is a little forgetful, he never knows where he left his keys.
aproximarse un poco más get a little closer
de a poco loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (poco a poco)  (for uncountable nouns)little by little Place the oranges on the scale one at a time
   (for countable nouns)one at a time
 Ve poniendo las naranjas de a poco. Si las pones todas a la vez se rompe la balanza.
de poco uso rarely used
de todo un poco everything in moderation
  a bit of everything
demasiado poco loc adjlocución adjetiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adjetivo ("de fácil manejo", "a contraluz", "de fiar"). (muy poco)too little adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  too few adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
dentro de poco loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (pronto)in no time advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  shortly advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  soon advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Dentro de poco será el cumpleaños de mi amiga.
 It will be my friends birthday in no time.
desde hace poco loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (reciente)for a short time preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
en poco más de [+ intervalo de tiempo] in just over [+ time period]
en poco menos de [+ intervalo de tiempo] in just under [+ time period]
en poco tiempo quickly
  shortly
  in no time at all
faltar poco para algo be approaching something, be close to something
hace poco not long ago
  a little while ago
hasta hace poco loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (hasta recientemente)until recently exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
ir poco go slowly, take it little by little
lo poco que conozco the little I know of
por poco loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (casi)nearly, almost advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Resbalé y por poco me caigo.
por si eso fuera poco if that were not enough
  if that was not enough
por si fuera poco if it were not enough
  if it was not enough
refrescarse un poco cool down
reírse un poco laugh a little
  have a little laugh
  have a little giggle
saber a poco loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (te quedas con ganas)be insufficient, be not enough exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  want more vi + prep
 Las vacaciones siempre saben a poco.
saber de todo un poco know a bit about everything
si eso fuera poco if that wasn't enough
si eso suena a poco exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (si parece poco)if that weren't enough exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Edipo se enamoró de su madre, y si eso suena a poco, también se casó con ella.
 Oedipus fell in love with his mother, and if that weren't enough, he married her.
tan poco tiempo very little time
tener poco mundo not to have travelled much
tengo poco tiempo I have little time
   (informal)I don't have much time
todo lo que te diga es poco exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (quedarse corto)I couldn't tell you enough exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  I could never overstate it exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  it's impossible to exaggerate exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  everything I could say falls short exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Todo lo que te diga es poco, mi casa es peor que un manicomio.
 I could never overstate it, my house is worse than an insane asylum.
trabajador poco cualificado unskilled worker
un poco loco a bit mad, a bit crazy
un poco más a bit more
un poco más de a bit more of
un poco más feliz a little happier
un poco tarde a little later
unos tanto y otros tan poco some have so much while others have so little
y poco más and a bit more
y por si esto fuera poco and if it weren't enough
y por si fuera poco and if it weren't enough
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