Translation of small in Spanish:
adjective -er, -est
- 1 1.1 (in size) a small dollcut it up smalluna muñeca pequeña or (especially Latin America) chicauna muñequitahe's got very small feet indeedcórtalo en trocitos (pequeños)she's got a small waisttiene los pies pequeñísimos or (especially Latin America) muy chiquitosshe's small for her agetiene una cintura muy estrechasmall letterses muy chiquita or (Spain) está muy pequeña para su edadhe's a conservative with a small 'c'letras (feminine plural) minúsculassmall capitals (Printing)es de ideas conservadoras en el sentido amplio de la palabrathe smallest room [euphemistic]versalitas (feminine plural)the small screenel excusado [euphemistic]to be small beer o (in American English also) small potatoesfor him $2,000 is small potatoesla pantalla chica (Latin America)we're small beer in the eyes of the bossespara él 2.000 dólares no son nada or son poca cosapara los jefes somos poca cosa or no somos nadieExample sentences1.2 (in number, amount, value) a small quantity
he's a small eateruna pequeña cantidadthat is due in no small measure to his generous supportcome pocono es de mucho comerthat was no small achievement/successeso se debe en gran medida a su generoso apoyoese fue un logro/éxito considerableExample sentences1.3 (not much) See examples: they have small chance/hope of succeeding
- Its high performance in a small case size also means that the costs can be reduced by using fewer or smaller capacitors.
- The precision of variance components is reduced when sample size is small.
- Staff revealed that four ovens were situated on the ground floor, two electric and two gas, each the same size as a small car.
I hear you've passed — yes, small thanks to youtienen pocas probabilidades/esperanzas de lograrlosmall wonder!veo que has aprobado — no será gracias a tino es de extrañar
- Both areas were receiving small amounts of money over the years but little progress was being made.
- Prior to the euro, some countries used notes for quite small amounts of money.
- It is making me ridiculously happy, so it must have been worth the small amount of money I spent.
- 2 (in scale) the small investor/businessmanel pequeño inversionista/empresarioExample sentences
- The study showed that small business owners and managers felt they came up with seven good ideas a month.
- It is appealing for other small business owners to pay for booklets for their local school.
- He said the experience gave him a new appreciation for small business owners.
- 3 3.1 (unimportant, trivial)(mistake/problem)there are still a few small points to be cleared upde poca importancia3.2 (humble, modest) See examples: they started in a small waytodavía quedan algunos puntos de poca importancia por aclararI'd like to help in some small wayempezaron de forma muy modestastart exercising in a small wayme gustaría ayudar de alguna manerato feel smallempiece a hacer ejercicio poco a pocoI won't do it again, he said in a small voicesentirse insignificante or [colloquial] poca cosa—no lo volveré a hacer— dijo en un hilo de vozExample sentences
- The flowers seem small and insignificant during the day but at twilight they glow in the fading light and look beautiful.
- He was small and insignificant but had a firearm trained on my navel.
- The peaks of Glen Shiel loomed over and made me feel deliciously small and insignificant.
adverb -er, -est
- (of size) See examples: she writes so smallthe virtue of thinking smallescribe tan pequeñito or (especially Latin America) chiquitotiene la letra tan menudastart smallla ventaja de no pensar a lo grandeempieza por poco or por cosas pequeñasExample sentences
- It started out small and kept on expanding until it became one of the largest universities in the region.
- The US may grumble that Europe talks big and acts small, but that is pretty much what Washington wants.
- 1the small of the back(región baja de la espalda, que corresponde al segmento dorsal de la columna vertebral)
- 2also: smalls plural(British English) [colloquial] [dated]paños (masculine plural) menores [humorous]Example sentences
- Do we know if secreted about his smalls he has a pair of boxer shorts in either the ancient or red tartan of his venerable clanspersons?
- Most retail philistines won't quite see what all the fuss is about; smalls are smalls, they murmur, no matter where they are sold.
- If I could now ask you to drop your trousers and smalls…
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