There are 3 translations of poco in English:

poco1

adv

  • 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/or 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

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adj
está muy constipado = he has a bad cold …
Cultural fact of the day

The Senado is the name of the upper chamber of the Spanish Cortes Generales, and the place where it meets. There are 250 senators, most of whom are elected every four years, at general elections, four from each province. A small number of senators are also elected by the autonomous governments. The Senado's functions include discussing, approving, and suggesting amendments to legislation passed by the Congreso de los Diputados and supervising the compensation fund for the autonomous regions.

There are 3 translations of poco in English:

poco2

(-ca)

adj

  • (con sustantivos no numerables) little (en plural) few 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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Word of the day constipado
adj
está muy constipado = he has a bad cold …
Cultural fact of the day

The Senado is the name of the upper chamber of the Spanish Cortes Generales, and the place where it meets. There are 250 senators, most of whom are elected every four years, at general elections, four from each province. A small number of senators are also elected by the autonomous governments. The Senado's functions include discussing, approving, and suggesting amendments to legislation passed by the Congreso de los Diputados and supervising the compensation fund for the autonomous regions.

There are 3 translations of poco in English:

poco3

(-ca)

pron

  • 1 (poca cantidad, poca cosa) le serví sopa pero comió poca I gave her some soup but she only ate a little o/or 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/or what little he earns on wine compra más lentejas, nos quedan muy pocas buy some more lentils, we've hardly any left o/or 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
    (poco)
    (refiriéndose a tiempo) lo vi hace poco I saw him recently o/or 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/or shortly after the bombing stopped dentro de poco sale otro tren there'll be another train soon o/or shortly poco antes de que ella se fuera a short while o/or shortly before she left
  • 3un poco 3.1 (refiriéndose a cantidades) a little; (refiriéndose a tiempo) a while ¿te sirvo un poco? would you like a little o/or 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/or a slight temperature (inglés británico/British English) come un poco de jamón have a bit of o some o a little ham 3.3un poco (hasta cierto punto), 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 adverbio/adjective or adverb un poco caro/tarde a bit o/or 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/or a little
  • 4 (en locuciones/in phrases) a poco (México/Mexico) , ¿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/Latin America) gradually agrégale la leche de a poquito add the milk gradually o/or a little at a time de a poquito se lo fue comiendo little by little o/or 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/or much of me if you think I could do such a thing poco a poco or (México/Mexico) a poquito gradually poco a poco la fueron arreglando they gradually fixed it up, they fixed it up little by little poco más o menos approximately, roughly habrán gastado unos dos millones, poco más o menos they must have spent in the neighborhood o/or (inglés británico/British English) region of two million poco menos que nearly 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/colloquial] he gave her such a beating he almost o/or nearly killed her poco menos que los echan a patadas [familiar/colloquial] they practically kicked them out por poco nearly por poco nos descubren we were nearly found out

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Word of the day constipado
adj
está muy constipado = he has a bad cold …
Cultural fact of the day

The Senado is the name of the upper chamber of the Spanish Cortes Generales, and the place where it meets. There are 250 senators, most of whom are elected every four years, at general elections, four from each province. A small number of senators are also elected by the autonomous governments. The Senado's functions include discussing, approving, and suggesting amendments to legislation passed by the Congreso de los Diputados and supervising the compensation fund for the autonomous regions.