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"Less" is an adverb which is often translated as "menos", and "without" is a preposition which is often translated as "sin". Learn more about the difference between "less" and "without" 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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without(
wih
-
thaut
)
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (indicating lack or absence)
a. sin
I got in without them noticing.Entré sin que ellos se dieran cuenta.
2.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(outside)
a. fuera de
There is a crowd without the castle gates, my lord.Hay una muchedumbre fuera de las puertas del castillo, señor.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(outside)
a. fuera
They faced threats from within and without.Estaban amenazados desde dentro y desde fuera.
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