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American English: /ˈsmædərɪŋ/
British English: /ˈsmatərɪŋ/

Translation of smattering in Spanish:


  • 1 (slight knowledge) (no 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]
    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.
  • 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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