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few

Pronunciation: /fjuː/

Translation of few in Arabic:

determiner/محدِّد

  • 1 (not many) قَليل (plural: أَقِلاّءُ, plural: قَلائِلُ) we get very few visitors قَليلٌ جِدًّا من الناسِ مَنْ يَأْتونَ لِزِيارَتِنا
  • 2 (couple of) every few days كُلَّ بِضْعةِ أَيّامٍ the first few weeks were the hardest الأَسابيعُ القَليلةُ الأولى كانَت الأَصْعَبَ

pronoun/ضمير (fewer, fewest)

  • few of us succeeded نَجَحَ قَليلٌ مِنّا fewer than 10% of people أَقَلّ من 10% من الناسِ

determiner/محدِّد, pronoun/ضمير (a few)

  • 1 (as determiner) بَعْض a few people بَعْض الناسِ a few of us بَعْض مِنّا quite a few people عَدَد لا بَأْسَ بِهِ من الناسِ
  • 2 (as pronoun) قَليل I only need a few أَحْتاجُ إلى القَليلِ فَقَطْ I would like a few more أَوَدُّ الحُصولَ على بَعْضِ المَزيدِ

Idioms

to be few and far between

كانَ نادِرَ الوُجودِ

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