There are 5 main translations of menos in English:

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  • 1 (comparativo) See examples: cada vez estudia menos
    she's studying less and less
    quiere trabajar menos y ganar más
    he wants to work less and earn more
    ya me duele menos
    it doesn't hurt so much now
    ahora que vive en Cádiz lo vemos menos
    now that he's living in Cadiz we don't see him so often o we don't see so much of him
    eso es menos importante
    that's not so important
    no voy a permitir que vaya, y menos aún con él
    I'm not going to let her go, much less with him
    menos (…) queun hallazgo no menos importante que este
    a find which is no less important than o just as important as this one
    ella menos que nadie puede criticarte
    she of all people is in no position to criticize you
    no pude menos que aceptar
    I had to accept, it was the least I could do
    menos (…) delos niños de menos de 7 años
    children under seven
    pesa menos de 50 kilos
    it weighs less than o under 50 kilos
    éramos menos de diez
    there were fewer than ten of us
    lo compraron por menos de nada
    they bought it for next to nothing
    no lo haría por menos de cien mil
    I wouldn't do it for less than a hundred thousand
    está a menos de una hora de aquí
    it's less than an hour from here
    es menos peligroso de lo que tú crees
    it's not as dangerous as you think
Example sentences
  • Yo no conozco Polvos Azules, menos conozco Lima centro completo.
  • El consumo de azúcar disminuyó drásticamente y ese año hubo menos casos de diabetes.
  • Están los más adelantados, los del montón y los menos desarrollados.

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There are 5 main translations of menos in English:

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menos 2

adjetivo invariable

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There are 5 main translations of menos in English:

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menos 3

pronombre

  • 1sírveme menos
    don't give me as o so much
    ya falta menos
    it won't be long now
    aprobaron menos que el año pasado
    not so o as many passed as last year
    fewer passed than last year
  • 2 (en locuciones) al menos a menos que a menos que tú nos ayudes
    unless you help us
    cuando menos de menos, me ha dado 100 pesos de menos
    you've given me 100 pesos too little
    siempre te da unos gramos de menos
    he always gives you a few grams under o too little
    me has cobrado de menos
    you've undercharged me
    you haven't charged me enough
    echarlo menos [familiar] les pagaron lo menos un millón
    they paid them at least a million pesos
    menos mal
    just as well
    menos mal que no me oyó
    just as well o good thing o thank goodness he didn't hear me
    nos van a dar una prórroga — ¡menos mal!
    they are going to give us extra time — just as well! o thank goodness for that!
    por lo menos si por lo menos me hubieras avisado …
    if you'd at least told me …
    había por lo menos diez mil personas
    there were at least ten thousand people there
    ir a menos
    to go downhill
    ser lo de menos, eso es lo de menos, a mí lo que me preocupa es su falta de honradez la fecha es lo de menos
    the date is the least of our/their problems
    tener a alguien en menos
    to feel somebody is beneath one
    cuanto1, → más3, → mucho3, → nada1tener algo a menos
    to think something is beneath one o beneath one's dignity
    venirse a menos
    to come down in the world
    un aristócrata venido a menos
    an aristocrat who has come down in the world o who has fallen on hard times
    un hotel/barrio venido a menos
    a rundown hotel/neighborhood

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menos 4

preposición

  • 1 (excepto) See examples: firmaron todos menos Alonso
    everybody but Alonso signed
    everybody signed except o but Alonso
    menos estos dos, todos están en venta
    apart from o with the exception of these two, they are all for sale
    tres latas de pintura, menos la que usé para la puerta
    three cans of paint, less what I used on the door

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menos 5

sustantivo masculino

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