- 1.1 [Zool] ácaro (m)More example sentences1.2 (small child, animal) chiquitín, -tina (m,f) the poor little mite! ¡pobrecito!
More example sentences1.3 (small amount) pizca (f), pelín (m) [familiar/colloquial] the widow's mite [Bib] el óbolo de la viuda
- All of these arthropods are known predators of insect eggs; on at least 17 plants, adult mites were directly observed attacking eggs.
- Dust mites are very minute arachnids (related to spiders) that live primarily on flakes of human skin.
- But a parasitic mite, Varroa destructor, has started to wreak havoc on honeybee colonies.
More example sentences1.4a mite (as adv) un tanto or poco, algo she answered a mite impatiently contestó con un poco or [familiar/colloquial] un pelín de impaciencia
- His cold has developed into full blown ‘smoker's cough’ this morning, poor little mite.
- ‘She's just a poor little mite - I feel terrible as a person having to say this kind of thing but I didn't know what else to do I was so desperate,’ he said.
- Poor little mite was rather disappointed when he realised it was months away yet, but it hasn't seemed to stop him asking again at regular intervals throughout the day.
- And then she asks that the wedding feast be cooked without a mite of salt.
- He's a strong, practiced businessman and never lets a mite of logic slip from his grasp.
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
Churro is a typical Spanish food, consisting of a long thin cylinder of dough, deep-fried in olive oil and often dusted with sugar. Churros are usually eaten with a thick hot drinking chocolate, especially for breakfast.