poca

adj.
little, scanty (escaso), limited, small in quantity, small in extent (pequeño), not much, few, some.
De poco interés of small interest
Todas las medidas son pocas any measure will be inadequate
adv.
little (no mucho), in a small degree or quantity, in a scanty manner, shortly, briefly, in a short time.
Poco ante or poco después, a little before or after
Poco a poco gently, softly; stop
De poco tiempo acá latterly
Tener en poco to set little value on a thing
A poco por poco, en poco, to be very near a thing
Qué poco how little: indicating the difficulty or impossibility of anything
Ahora trabaja muy poco he only works a little now
Poco amable unkind
Por poco almost
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1. f., (m. - poco) 2. f., (m. - poco)
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poco,-a
I adjetivo
1 (con el sustantivo en singular) not much, little: tengo poco apetito, I haven't got much appetite
2 (con el sustantivo en plural) not many, few: conozco pocos lugares de Italia, I don't know many places in Italy
II pron (singular) little, not much
(plural) (objetos) few, not many
(personas) few people, not many people ➣ Ver nota en few
III adverbio
1 (con verbo) not (very) much, little: entiendo poco del tema, I don't understand much about the issue
2 (con adjetivo) not very: está poco claro, it's not very clear
3 (de tiempo) hace poco que nos conocemos, we met a short time ago
IV sustantivo masculino
1 (acompañado de adjetivo o adverbio) lo noté un poco molesto, I thought he was a bit annoyed
tendré que hacerlo un poco después, I'll have to do it a little later
2 (acompañando a un sustantivo) dame un poco de agua, give me a little water ➣ Ver nota en little
♦ Locuciones: a poco de, shortly after
dentro de poco, soon
poco a poco, little by little, gradually
poco antes/después, shortly before/afterwards
por poco, almost
'poca' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
aceptación
- baja
- bajo
- balbucear
- caída
- caza
- cerca
- cerrarse
- choriza
- chorizo
- conformarse
- corta
- corto
- enclenque
- familia
- guaperas
- idea
- leve
- monta
- pequeña
- pequeño
- rebuscada
- rebuscado
- resonancia
- seca
- seco
- verde
- cabeza
- categoría
- cháchara
- gente
- luz
- muy
- pinche
- poco
English:
clad
- few
- glibly
- hate
- importance
- incidental
- inconsiderate
- lack
- light
- lightly
- little
- muck about
- muck around
- nothing
- notice
- people
- shallowness
- short-sighted
- small-scale
- small-time
- sparingly
- store
- sustain
- thoughtlessly
- tinpot
- unreliable
- untrustworthy
- visibility
- blind
- consideration
- fry
- low
- mean
- minor
- off
- quibble
- slack
- small
- weak-willed

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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