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British English: /ˈlɪt(ə)l/
American English: /ˈlɪdl/

Translation of little in Arabic:

adjective/صفة comparative form/صيغة التفضيل smaller superlative/اسم التفضيل smallest

  • 1
    (small) (house, cat, child)
    they have a little cottage by the sea
    عِنْدَهُمْ كوخٌ صَغيرٌ بالقُرْبِ من البَحْرِ
  • 2
    (young) (brother, sister, boy)
    my little brother/sister
    أَخي الصَغير \ أُخْتي الصَغيرة
    when I was little
    عِنْدَما كُنْتُ صَغيراً
  • 3 [pejorative/ازدرائي] (expressing scorn) what a silly little man!
    يا لَهُ من رَجُلٍ تافِهٍ سَخيفٍ!
  • 4
    (short) (rest, walk)
    we took a little break
    ‫أَخَذْنا اسْتِراحةً قَصيرةً‬

determiner/محدِّد comparative form/صيغة التفضيل less superlative/اسم التفضيل least

  • little chance
    فُرْصة ضَئيلة
    there's so little time
    ‫الوَقْتُ ضَيِّقٌ جِدًّا‬
    too little money
    ‫مال قَليل جِدًّا
    little or no influence
    نُفوذ ‫قَليل أو مَعْدوم
    I have little time for reading
    لَيْسَ لَدَيَّ وَقْتٌ كَثيرٌ للقِراءةِ


  • I only ate a little
    ‫لم آكُلْ إلاّ القَليلَ
    I did what little I could
    ‫فَعَلْتُ القَليلَ الّذي كانَ بِوُسْعي عَمَلُهُ‬
    he remembers very little
    ‫لم يَتَذَكَّرْ إلاّ القَليلَ
    there's little I can do
    ‫‫لَيْسَ هُناكَ الكَثيرُ الّذي يُمْكِنُني فِعْلُهُ
    age has little to do with it
    الأَمْرُ لا يَتَعَلَّقُ بالسِنِّ
    to do as little as possible
    ‫فَعَلَ أَقَلَّ ما يُمْكِنُ فِعْلُهُ‬


  • 1
    (not much, rarely) (to say, sleep, eat)
    I go there very little
    لا أَذْهَبُ هُناكَ إلّا قَليلاً جِدًّا
    the next results were little better
    كانَت النَتائِجُ التالِيةُ أَحْسَنَ قَليلاً‬
    little more than an hour ago
    منذ أَكْثَرَ من ساعةٍ بِقَليلٍ
    a little-known novel
    رِواية غَيْر مَعْروفةٍ \ مَشْهورةٍ
  • 2 [formal] (not at all) See examples: little did she realize that the watch was stolen
    لم تُلاحِظْ أنّ الساعةَ سُرِقَتْ
  • 3
    also: a little (bit)
    a little less/more
    أَقَلّ \ أَكْثَر قَليلاً
    stay a little longer
    ابْقَ مَعَنا أَكْثَرَ
    she felt a little bit anxious
    شَعَرَت بِقَليلٍ من التَوَتُّرِ


as little as

ما لا يَزيدُ عن
for as little as $10 a day
‫مُقابِلَ ما لا يَزيدُ عن 10$ في اليَوْمِ‬
it can cost as little as £60
ثَمَنَهُ قد لا يَزيدُ عن £60

little by little

he's recovering little by little
يَتَعافى تَدْريجيًّا \ شَيْئاً فَشَيْئاً

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