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Pronunciation: /ˈhɑːrdli; ˈhɑːdli/

Translation of hardly in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (scarcely) hardly anyone/anything casi nadie/nada they hardly ever go there casi nunca van allí hardly a day goes by without her paying us a visit casi no pasa un día en que no nos haga una visita she could hardly move her arm apenas podía mover el brazo, casi no podía mover el brazo I could hardly believe my eyes apenas podía dar crédito a mis ojos, casi no podía dar crédito a mis ojos he hardly knew her apenas la conocía it's hardly ten minutes since you came in no hace ni diez minutos que entraste hardly had she left when John arrived se acababa de ir cuando llegó John
    Example sentences
    • A degree in theatre arts hardly qualifies me as a nutritionist or a psychologist.
    • If Judas were among the saved, these statements could hardly be true.
    • If true, it's hardly inspirational to the troops.
    1.2 (surely not) it's hardly what you'd call a masterpiece no es precisamente una obra maestra will they appoint him? — hardly! ¿le darán el cargo? — ¡me imagino que no! I'm hardly to blame for what happened mal me puedes culpar a mí de lo que pasó I could hardly say no no me podía negar I need hardly remind you that … ni falta hace que les recuerde que … the news could hardly have come at a worse time la noticia no podía haber llegado en peor momento that's hardly surprising! ¡no es de extrañarse!
    Example sentences
    • Now being a Texas resident for the past five years might make me a citizen of the state, but it hardly qualifies me as a true Texan.
    • Nonetheless, despite the seemingly narrow focus, this outline is hardly insignificant.
    • Still, at 58 degrees, that was hardly bath water lapping onto the sand near SeaWalk Pavilion.

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