pouco


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pouco advlittle advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  few, little adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
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scant adj (little)pouco adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Dorothy has scant pity for unhappy rich people.
a few adj (small number of)pouco adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 I've got a few questions to ask you.
 Tenho poucas perguntas para você responder.
a spot of [sth] n informal, UK (small amount of [sth])pouco, bocado, pingo sm
  tantinho, bocadinho sm
 Would you like a spot of tea?
the few npl (minority) (minoria)pouco pronpronoun: Replaces noun--for example, "He took the cookie and ate it." "I saw you yesterday."
 The few who knew him well, loved him dearly.
 Os poucos que o conheciam bem o amavam muito.
a little adj (small amount)pouco adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 I just want a little salt on my potatoes.
 Eu quero só um pouco de sal na minha batata.
a few pron (small number)pouco pronpronoun: Replaces noun--for example, "He took the cookie and ate it." "I saw you yesterday."
Nota: Used with a plural verb
 A few came, but not many.
little adj (not much) (não muito)pouco adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 I am only a little upset, so don't worry.
 Eu só estou um pouco irritado, portanto não se preocupe.
dram n (small amount of anything)pouco sm
  (informal)pouquinho sm
 I'll take some bourbon, but just a dram.
few adj (not many)pouco adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Few people know that Schumann's wife was also a gifted composer.
 Poucas pessoas sabem que a esposa de Schumann era uma compositora talentosa.
little adv (small amount)pouco advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 The child ate little at dinnertime.
 A criança comeu pouco no jantar.
few npl (not many people)pouco pronpronoun: Replaces noun--for example, "He took the cookie and ate it." "I saw you yesterday."
 Few have ever seen this painting.
 Poucos já viram essa pintura.
 
Traduções complementares
InglêsPortuguês
short adj (insufficient amount)em falta loc adj
  insuficiente, pouco, curto adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 We're short on printer ink.
mite adj (a little bit)pouco adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
little adv (almost not at all) (pequena quantidade)pouco advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 She was very shy, and spoke little.
little adv formal (not very)meio advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  pouco advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 I am little inclined to accept such an offer.
 Estou meio inclinado a aceitar essa oferta.
a little n (a small amount)pouco, bocado sm
 Chocolate? I'll just have a little.
hint n (slight amount)pouco pronpronoun: Replaces noun--for example, "He took the cookie and ate it." "I saw you yesterday."
 There was a hint of cinnamon in the apple pie.
 Tinha um pouco de canela na torta de maçã.
touch,
a touch of [sth]
n
(small amount)pouco adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 John is staying home from work today because he has a touch of fever.
dot n (small amount) (figurado)pingo sm
  pouco sm
 Add a dot of butter.
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a bit adv UK, informal (a little)um pouco loc adv
 Run around a bit and you'll soon warm up.
 Corra um pouco e você já irá se aquecer.
a bit adv UK, informal (slightly)um pouco loc adv
  combinado com
 It's a bit cold in here!
 Está um pouco frio aqui!
a little adv (slightly)um pouco loc adv
 She was a little angry with me. The doctor says your blood pressure is a little high.
 Ela estava um pouco brava comigo. O médico disse que sua pressão está um pouco alta.
a little n (short time)daqui há pouco loc adv
 I'll be there in a little.
a little more n (a small additional quantity)um pouco mais loc sm
 I already added salt to the potatoes, but I think they could use a little more.
 Eu já coloquei sal nas batatas, mas acho que dá pra colocar um pouco mais.
a little more adj (slightly more)um pouco mais loc adv
 May I have a little more tea, please?
 Posso tomar um pouco mais de chá?
almost adv (with verb: negative result) (resultado negativo)quase advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  por pouco loc adv
 I almost forgot to lock the door.
be on about [sth] vi phrasal + prep UK, slang (talk incessantly) (até pouco tempo atrás)até recentemente loc adv
  (até recentemente)até há pouco tempo loc adv
 What on earth are you on about?
close shave n figurative (narrow escape) (figurativo)escape por pouco, escape por um triz loc sm
 He walked away from the accident knowing he had just had a close shave with death.
cost little v (be inexpensive) (ser barato)custar pouco loc vt
 A first aid kit costs little but can save lives.
cost little v figurative (require little effort) (requerer pouco esforço)custar pouco loc vt
 It costs little to be polite.
flimsy adj figurative (excuse: not convincing)inconsistente adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  pouco convincente loc adj
 Every day she arrives late with another flimsy excuse.
 Todos os dias ela chega atrasada com outra desculpa inconsistente.
for a little while adv (for a short time)por uns momentos, por pouco tempo advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 I'll stay for a little while, if you don't mind.
for a while adv (for some time)por um tempinho loc adv
  por um pouco de tempo loc adv
 I'm going down to the pub for a while.
gradually adv (little by little)gradualmente, gradativamente advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  pouco a pouco loc adv
 I'm gradually answering all of these fan letters.
impractical adj (person: not capable) (pessoa)pouco prático loc adj
 I'd love to help you decorate but I'm horribly impractical.
instill [sth] in [sb],
UK: instil
vtr + prep
US, figurative (impress: [sth] on [sb](em alguém)instilar vt
  colocar pouco a pouco expres
 Their grandmother instilled piety in them from an early age.
jive [sb] vtr US, slang (tease, talk nonsense to)provocar vt
  arreliar vt
  fazer pouco de loc vt
 Are you just jiving me or are you serious?
just adv (by a slim margin) (por uma margem pequena)por pouco loc adv
 He just missed the bus.
least adj (smallest)mínimo adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  nem um pouco loc adv
 Of the three brothers, Tony spends the least amount of money on clothes.
little adv (slightly) (ligeiramente)um pouco advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 I am a little drunk, but in no way incapacitated.
 Eu estou um pouco bêbado, mas de maneira nenhuma incapacitado.
little known,
little-known
adj
(not very famous) (não famoso)pouco conhecido loc adj
Nota: hyphen used when term is an adj 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.
little known,
little-known
adj
(poorly realised or understood)pouco conhecido loc adj
 It's a little-known fact that I'm actually a very good cook.
longer adv (for additional time) (tempo)um pouco mais loc adv
 I'm sorry we can't stay any longer.
low on [sth] adj (lacking in [sth])com pouco loc adv
 We are low on toilet paper.
low sodium diet,
low-sodium diet
n
(regimen which restricts salt intake)dieta de pouco sal loc sf
 Food tastes bland for the first few days of a low sodium diet.
low-carbohydrate diet n (regimen which restricts carbohydrate intake)dieta de pouco carboidrato loc sf
 No potatoes for me, thanks – I'm on a low-carbohydrate diet. She's trying this new low-carbohydrate diet to see if it will help her lose some weight.
low-salt diet n (regimen which restricts salt intake)dieta de pouco sal loc sf
 My doctor has recommended that I follow a low-salt diet.
matter little vi (be unimportant) (não ser importante)importar pouco, não importar loc v int
 It matters little whether you come with me or not, I'm going anyway.
not long ago adv (a short time previously)há pouco tempo
of late adv (until recently)até recentemente loc adv
  até pouco tempo atrás loc adv
 He has been riding the bus of late.
a scant adj (slightly under)pouco menos que loc adj
  quase advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Add a scant quarter pint of water to the other ingredients.
slack adj (not busy or active) (informal)parado adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  (informal)devagar advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  com pouco movimento loc adj
 Work is pretty slack at the moment; we don't have much to do.
snatch [sth] vtr (gain by narrow margin)levar por pouco loc verb
 The home team snatched victory in the last minutes of the game.
some adj uncountable (a bit, a bit of)um pouco de loc adj
 Would you like some more wine? A little more?
 Você quer um pouco de vinho? Um pouco mais?
some adv informal (to some degree)até certo ponto loc adv
  um pouco
 No matter what you say to him, he will always worry some.
take some time v (be fairly time-consuming) (consumir tempo considerável)levar um tempo loc vt
  demorar um pouco loc vt
to a small degree adv (slightly, a little) (levemente, um pouco)em grau menor loc adv
  levemente advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  (um) pouco advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
to a small extent adv (slightly, a little) (levemente, um pouco)em menor grau loc adv
  em menor escala loc adv
  (um) pouco advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 I am to a small extent sympathetic to their problems.
too few adj (not enough: in number) (não o bastante)muito pouco loc adj
 I have too few books to fill my bookcase.
too few adj (not a high enough number of) (um número insuficiente)muito pouco loc adj
 There were too few votes cast for the election to count.
too little adv (not enough) (não o bastante)muito pouco loc adv
 She was cold outside because she wore too little clothing.
too little adv (not enough) (não o bastante)muito pouco loc adv
 She was cold outside because she wore too little clothing.
too little adj (not enough) (não o bastante)muito pouco loc adj
unflattering adj (bad, not favourable)desfavorável adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  pouco lisonjeiro loc adj
 Malik's performance in the play received unflattering reviews.
until recently adv (up to a short while ago) (até pouco tempo atrás)até recentemente loc adv
  (até recentemente)até há pouco tempo loc adv
 I worked as a teacher until recently, when I opened my own business.
wonky adj UK, informal (uneven, lopsided)instável, irregular, desequilibrado adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  vacilante, cambaleante adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  pouco firme, pouco seguro loc adj
 The table was wonky so I had to prop up one of its legs with a book.
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