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American English: /ˈskɛrsli/
British English: /ˈskɛːsli/

Translation of scarcely in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (barely) 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
    Example sentences
    • 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) she's scarcely a pauper
    no es pobre ni mucho menos
    de pobre no tiene nada
    Example sentences
    • 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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