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smattering

Pronunciation: /ˈsmætərɪŋ/

Translation of smattering in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (slight knowledge) (no plural/sin plural) nociones (feminine plural), conocimientos (masculine plural) rudimentarios I have a smattering of German tengo nociones or conocimientos rudimentarios de alemán, chapurreo el alemán [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • The entire trip, spanning a period of 118 days, enabled the couple to pick up a smattering of local languages wherever they went.
    • That our small group seemed to be the only foreigners - with barely a smattering of the language between us - in a sea of Russians mattered not at all.
    • With an aptitude for languages and a smattering of Italian, she'd chatter away to people, gradually getting the hang of the Liguarian dialect.
    1.2 (small amount) there's a smattering of humor in the play hay una pizca de humor en la obra there was a smattering of applause hubo algunos aplausos

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