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"Less" is an adverb which is often translated as "menos", and "low" is an adjective which is often translated as "bajo". Learn more about the difference between "less" and "low" below.
less(
lehs
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (to indicate a smaller amount)
a. menos
Your neighbor's dog has less hair than yours.El perro de tu vecino tiene menos pelo que el tuyo.
2. (to a lesser degree)
a. menos
Don't think less of me for acting that way.No pienses menos de mi por actuar de esa manera.
3. (mathematics)
a. menos
Ten less seven is three.Diez menos siete son tres.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
4. (fewer)
a. menos
I have less than thirty dollars.Tengo menos de treinta dólares.
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
5. (to indicate a subtraction)
a. menos
The total comes to $200, less the discount.El total sale en $200, menos el descuento.
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low(
lo
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (short in stature)
a. bajo
The children's books are on a low shelf.Los libros infantiles están en una repisa baja.
2. (below normal)
a. bajo
We received a very low amount of applications this year.Recibimos una cantidad muy baja de solicitudes este año.
3. (quiet)
a. bajo
Please speak in a low voice while in the library.Favor de hablar en voz baja mientras esté en la biblioteca.
4. (inexpensive)
a. bajo
I like this store because of its low prices.Me gusta esta tienda por sus precios bajos.
5. (sad)
a. deprimido
I've been feeling low since the divorce.Me he sentido deprimido desde el divorcio.
6. (negative)
a. malo
I have a low opinion of him.Tengo una mala opinión de él.
7. (humble status)
a. bajo
He's rich now, but he was born into a low class.Ahora es rico, pero es de clase baja originalmente.
b. humilde
That girl is of low birth! You can't marry her.¡Esa chica es de humilde cuna! No te puedes casar con ella.
8. (dishonest)
a. bajo
What he did to you was low.Lo que te hizo fue bajo.
9. (musical pitch)
a. grave
This part can only be sung by someone with a very low voice.Esta parte solo la puede cantar alguien con una voz muy grave.
b. bajo
The tuba is an instrument with a low pitch.La tuba es un instrumento con un tono muy bajo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
10. (minimum)
a. el mínimo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The company's stock reached an all-time low.Las acciones de la compañía llegaron a un mínimo histórico.
11. (meteorology)
a. la zona de baja presión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This low is going to bring more snow to the area.Esta zona de baja presión traerá más nieve al área.
12. (cattle)
a. el mugido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The bull gave a threatening low as I climbed over the fence.El toro dio un mugido amenazador cuando me trepé sobre la valla.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
13. (not high)
a. bajo
That plane is flying too low.El avión está volando demasiado bajo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
14. (to moo)
a. mugir
Can you hear the cows lowing? We're in the country now.¿Puedes oír cómo mugen las vacas? Ahora sí que estamos en el campo.
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