Quick answer
"Less than" is a phrase which is often translated as "menos que", and "more" is an adjective which is often translated as "más". Learn more about the difference between "less than" and "more" below.
less than(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
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.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
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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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (additional)
a. más
We need more sugar to make the cookies.Necesitamos más azúcar para hacer las galletas.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
2. (in comparisons)
a. más
This movie is more interesting than your book.Esta película es más interesante que tu libro.
3. (to a greater extent)
a. más
Could you behave more politely?¿Podrías comportarte con más educación?
4. (longer)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He does not live here any more.Ya no vive aquí.
We will meet them no more.No volveremos a encontrarnos con ellos.
5. (again)
a. más
I won't do it any more; I promise.No lo haré más, lo prometo.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
6. (additional)
a. más
Children, don't fight over the pencils! There are lots more in the box.¡Niños, no se peleen por los lápices! Hay muchos más en la caja.
7. (in comparisons)
a. más
You spent more than me at the mall.Gastaste más que yo en el centro comercial.
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