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least
American English: /list/
British English: /liːst/

Translation of least in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1little 1 2she has the least money
    es quien menos dinero tiene
  • 2 2.1 (smallest, slightest)
    más mínimo
    the least little thing would upset him
    se disgustaba por la más mínima cosa or por lo más mínimo
    I haven't the least idea where she is
    no tengo ni la más mínima idea de dónde está
    without the least difficulty
    sin la menor dificultad
    I'm not the least bit interested
    no me interesa en lo más mínimo
    that's the least of my worries
    eso es lo que menos me preocupa
    eso es lo de menos
    2.2 (lowest, humblest) [literary]
    más humilde

pronoun

  • 1little 2to say the least
    por no decir más
    it's the least I can do
    es lo menos que puedo hacer
    it's the least I'm willing to accept
    es el precio mínimo que estoy dispuesto a aceptar
  • 2 (in adv phrases) See examples: at least
    como mínimo
    there were 100 people there at least
    había por lo menos or como mínimo unas 100 personas
    you might at least make an effort
    al menos or por lo menos podrías hacer un esfuerzo
    he can't afford it; at least that's what he says
    no puede permitírselo; al menos eso es lo que dice
    in the least
    en lo más mínimo
    she didn't seem in the least concerned about it
    no parecía preocuparle en lo más mínimo
    am I disturbing you? — not in the least
    ¿te molesto? — en lo más mínimo or en absoluto
    Example sentences
    • Thomson's theorem states that electrically charged particles arrange themselves so as to have the least energy.
    • Everyone knows what has to be done and how it is to be done with the least civil disruption.

adverb

  • 1little 3least of all you
    tú menos que nadie
    when you least expect it
    cuando menos te lo esperas
    Example sentences
    • As the drivers of old bangers are the least able to afford to invest heavily in a new car, this policy seems unfair.
    • Paragliders are not cheap, though they represent one of the least expensive ways to get into the air.
    • Those who are entitled to tax credits are the least able to afford this delay.
  • 2 (before adj or adv) John is the least intelligent
    John es el menos inteligente
    the least expensive of the three
    el menos caro de los tres

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