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American English: /fju/
British English: /fjuː/

Translation of few in Spanish:

adjective -er, -est

  • 1 (not many)
    pocos, (-cas)
    few people know about this
    lo sabe poca gente
    lo saben pocos
    she's one of the few people who admire him
    es una de las pocas personas que lo admiran
    the o what few chances I had
    las pocas posibilidades que tenía
    with very few exceptions
    con muy pocas excepciones
    some few trivial errors excepted
    exceptuando alguno que otro error sin importancia
    there were far too few chairs
    había poquísimas sillas
    six books too few were delivered
    entregaron seis libros de menos
    every few days
    cada pocos días
    the last few days have been difficult
    estos últimos días han sido difíciles
    there were fewer people than usual
    había menos gente que de costumbre
    I had one card fewer than the others
    tenía una carta menos que los demás
    fewer and fewer trains stop here
    cada vez paran menos trenes aquí
    the fewest possible alterations
    el menor número posible de cambios
    Example sentences
    • Sport is full of unusual people of high ability, but very few of them are film stars.
    • His education, he told me, was unlikely to get him a decent job and he had few friends.
    • Try to be nice about it though and offer them a can of beer or you will make few friends.
  • 2a few (some)a few people complained
    algunos se quejaron
    hubo gente que se quejó
    we'll stay a few weeks longer
    nos vamos a quedar unas or algunas semanas más
    I've been there a few times
    he estado allí unas cuantas veces
    there are quite a few mistakes
    hay bastantes faltas
    a good few managers have resigned
    han renunciado varios or unos cuantos directores

pronoun -er, -est

  • 1 (not many)
    pocos, (-cas)
    few were willing to help
    pocos estaban dispuestos a ayudar
    the few who did come refused to dance
    los pocos que vinieron no quisieron bailar
    we have too few to go around
    no tenemos suficientes para todos
    only the few will appreciate these subtleties
    solo una minoría apreciará estas sutilezas
    the privileged few
    la minoría privilegiada
    as few as 30% pass first time
    tan solo un 30% aprueba a la primera
    such exceptions are few (in number)
    esas excepciones son raras
    fewer than 200 tickets have been sold
    se han vendido menos de 200 entradas
    few attempt to escape and even fewer succeed
    muy pocos intentan escapar y son aún menos los que lo logran
    she received no fewer than ten presents
    recibió nada menos que diez regalos
    few of his stories are true
    muy pocas de sus historias son ciertas
    there are fewer of us/them than last time
    somos/son menos que la última vez
    to be few and far betweengood beaches are few and far between
    las playas buenas son contadísimas
    hay muy pocas playas buenas
    his visits to her grew fewer and further between
    cada vez la visitaba menos
    Example sentences
    • Now returned to her, we hoped it would help answer a few questions about the old boy.
    • Well buy a few of them and stick your chocolate in that, it won't get warmer or go dead cold.
    • Not as simple or elegant as the original, but a few of the additions are pretty good.
  • 2a few (some)a few objected
    algunos se opusieron
    all but a few
    casi todos
    a good few o quite a few already know
    ya lo saben bastantes
    there are still quite a few left
    todavía quedan unos cuantos
    there are hundreds of applicants, but no more than a few are accepted
    se presentan cientos, pero aceptan solo a unos pocos
    not a few were taken aback by the news [formal]
    la noticia sorprendió a un buen número de personas
    he's had a few (too many) [colloquial]
    se ha tomado unas cuantas
    a few of us complained
    algunos (de nosotros) nos quejamos
    a good few of the cases have been solved
    bastantes de los casos han sido resueltos
    more than a few of us are dissatisfied
    más de uno de nosotros está descontento
    not a few of them have criminal records [formal]
    un buen número de ellos tiene antecedentes penales
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