Translation of scarcely in Spanish:

scarcely

Pronunciation: /ˈskersli; ˈskeəsli/

adv

  • 1.1 (barely) apenas I could scarcely understand what he was saying apenas podía entender lo que decía I scarcely know what to answer no sé muy bien qué responder there are scarcely any supplies left apenas (si) quedan provisiones
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    • The reaction to it has been overwhelmingly positive with scarcely a critical voice to be heard anywhere.
    • Democrats in Boston tacitly acknowledged the potential power of this message as the word ‘liberal’ was scarcely heard all week.
    • The argument in favour of local shops is scarcely heard.
    1.2 (definitely not) ni mucho menos she's scarcely a pauper no es pobre ni mucho menos, de pobre no tiene nada
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    • Victory over the bypass was sweet, but plans to streamline planning suggest the fight is scarcely over
    • While it certainly addresses that trickiest of topics, it can scarcely be considered a novel, at least in any conventional sense of the term.
    • While polling suggests Australians oppose privatisations, they are scarcely new and are seen as facts of life.

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