Quick answer
"Less than" is a phrase which is often translated as "menos que", and "greater than" is a phrase which is often translated as "mayor que". Learn more about the difference between "less than" and "greater than" below.
less than(
lehs
 
thehn
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (comparison)
a. menos que
She is skinnier than her brother, because she eats less than he does.Ella es más flaca que su hermano, porque ella come menos que él.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(comparison)
a. menos de (with numbers)
Don't worry. I will arrive in less than ten minutes.No te preocupes. Llegaré en menos de diez minutos.
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greater than
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (bigger or larger than)
a. mayor que
The comedian said in these times the need for comedy is greater than ever.El cómico dijo que en estos tiempos la necesidad de comedia es mayor que nunca.
b. superior a
Losses are greater than expected.Las pérdidas son superiores a lo esperado.
2. (better or more important than)
a. mejor que
Is there anything greater than Beethoven's 5th Symphony? God I love that music!¿Hay algo mejor que la Quinta Sinfonía de Beethoven? ¡Dios, cómo me gusta esa música!
b. superior a
To him, Byron's poetry was greater than any of his contemporaries' works.Para él, la poesía de Byron era superior a cualquiera de las obras de sus contemporáneos.
3. (mathematics)
a. mayor que
The symbol of "greater than" is >.El símbolo de "mayor que" es >.
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