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"A few" is a phrase which is often translated as "algunos", and "a little" is a phrase which is often translated as "un poco". Learn more about the difference between "a few" and "a little" below.
a few(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (indicating quantity)
a. algunos
Many sleeping pills stop working after a few hours.Muchas pastillas para dormir dejan de funcionar después de algunas horas.
b. unos
Do you have a few minutes after class to chat?¿Tienes unos minutos después de la clase para hablar?
c. unos pocos
Just a few students passed the exam.Solo unos pocos alumnos aprobaron el examen.
d. unos cuantos
Are there many tomatoes left? - No, there are just a few.¿Quedan muchos tomates? - No, solo hay unos cuantos.
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a little(
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duhl
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (small amount)
a. un poco
I should have added a little salt to the stew.Debería haberle añadido un poco de sal al guisado.
2. (a short time)
a. un rato
Don't worry, your mom will be back in a little.No te preocupes, tu mamá regresará en un rato.
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