There are 3 main translations of poco in English:

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poco 1

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  • es muy poco agradecido
    he is very ungrateful
    he isn't at all grateful
    es un autor muy poco conocido
    he is a very little-known author
    me resultó poco interesante
    I didn't find it very interesting
    I found it rather uninteresting
    habla poco
    he doesn't say much o a lot
    duerme poquísimo
    she sleeps very little
    she doesn't sleep very much
    viene muy poco por aquí
    he hardly ever comes around
    poco y nada me ayudaron
    they hardly helped me at all
    … con lo poco que le gusta el arroz
    … and he doesn't even like rice
    para locs ver poco3 4
Example sentences
  • Hace poco he regresado del confín del continente americano.
  • Es poco frecuente la aparición de tumores en los rudimentos uterinos.
  • Parece poco probable que el Congreso cumpla estas metas.

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There are 3 main translations of poco in English:

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poco 2
also: feminine: poca

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  • (con sustantivos no numerables)
    (en plural)
    muy poco vino
    very little wine
    muy pocos niños
    very few children
    hemos tenido muy poca suerte
    we've been very unlucky
    we've had very little luck
    ¡qué poco sentido común tienes!
    you don't have much common sense, do you?
    tengo muy poca ropa
    I have hardly any clothes
    I have very few clothes
    a poca gente se le presenta esa oportunidad
    not many people get that opportunity
    hay muy pocas mujeres en el gremio
    there are very few women in the trade
    éramos demasiado pocos
    there were too few of us
    there weren't enough of us
    fue asombroso, todo lo que te pueda decir es poco
    it was amazing, I can't begin to tell you
    a esta mujer todo le parece poco
    this woman is never satisfied
    me he olvidado del poco francés/de las pocas palabras que sabía
    I've forgotten the little French/the few words I knew
    le dio unos pocos pesos
    she gave him a few pesos

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poco 3
also: feminine: poca

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  • 1 (poca cantidad, poca cosa) See examples: le serví sopa pero comió poca
    I gave her some soup but she only ate a little o she didn't eat much
    sírvele poco, desayunó muy tarde
    don't give him (too) much, he had a late breakfast
    por poco que gane, siempre es otro sueldo
    no matter how little o however little she earns o even if she doesn't earn much, it's still another salary coming in
    se conforma con poco
    he's easily satisfied
    poco faltó para que me pegara
    he nearly hit me
    poco y nada saqué en limpio de lo que dijo
    what he said made little or no sense to me
    lo poco que gana se lo gasta en vino
    he spends the little o what little he earns on wine
    compra más lentejas, nos quedan muy pocas
    buy some more lentils, we've hardly any left o we have very few left
    es un profesor como pocos
    there aren't many teachers like him
    pocos pueden permitirse ese lujo
    not many people can afford to do that
  • 2
    also: poco
    (refiriéndose a tiempo) See examples:lo vi hace poco
    I saw him recently o not long ago
    hace muy poco que lo conoce
    she hasn't known him for very long
    she's only known him a little while
    tardó poco en pintar la cocina
    it didn't take him long to paint the kitchen
    falta poco para las navidades
    it's not long till Christmas
    Christmas isn't far off
    a poco de terminar el bombardeo
    soon o shortly after the bombing stopped
    dentro de poco sale otro tren
    there'll be another train soon o shortly
    poco antes de que ella se fuera
    a short while o shortly before she left
  • 3un poco 3.1 (refiriéndose a cantidades)
    (refiriéndose a tiempo)
    a while
    ¿te sirvo un poco?
    would you like a little o some?
    descansemos un poco
    let's rest for a while
    let's have a little rest
    espera un poquito
    wait a little while
    todavía le duele un poquitín or poquitito
    it still hurts him a little
    3.2un poco de, ponle un poco de pimienta/vino
    add a little (bit of) pepper/wine
    tiene un poco de fiebre
    he has a slight fever
    he has a bit of a temperature o a slight temperature
    (inglés británico)
    come un poco de jamón
    have a bit of o some o a little ham
    3.3un poco (hasta cierto punto) See examples:, es un poco lo que está pasando en Japón
    it's rather like what's happening in Japan
    un poco porque me dio lástima
    partly because I felt sorry for him
    3.4un poco + adjetivo o adverbioun poco caro/tarde
    a bit o a little expensive/late
    me queda un poco corto
    it's a bit short o a little short o slightly too short (for me)
    habla un poco más fuerte
    speak up a bit o a little
  • 4 (en locuciones) a poco (México) , ¿a poco no lees los periódicos?
    don't you read the newspapers?
    ¡a poco no está fabuloso Acapulco!
    isn't Acapulco just fantastic!
    ¡a poco ganaron!
    don't tell me they won!
    nos sacamos el gordo de la lotería — ¡a poco !
    we won the big lottery prize — you didn't!
    de a poco (América Latina) agrégale la leche de a poquito
    add the milk gradually o a little at a time
    de a poquito se lo fue comiendo
    little by little o slowly she ate it all up
    en poco, en poco estuvo que nos ganaran
    they came very close to beating us
    they very nearly beat us
    en poco estuvo que no viniéramos
    we almost didn't come
    tienen en poco la vida ajena
    they set little value on other people's lives
    me tienes bien en poco si me crees capaz de eso
    you can't think very highly o much of me if you think I could do such a thing
    poco a poco or (México) a poquito poco a poco la fueron arreglando
    they gradually fixed it up
    they fixed it up little by little
    poco más o menos habrán gastado unos dos millones, poco más o menos
    they must have spent in the neighborhood o (inglés británico) region of two million
    poco menos que es poco menos que imposible
    it's well-nigh o almost o very nearly impossible
    le pegó una paliza que poco menos que la mata [familiar]
    he gave her such a beating he almost o nearly killed her
    poco menos que los echan a patadas [familiar]
    they practically kicked them out
    por poco por poco nos descubren
    we were nearly found out

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