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"Lesser" is an adjective which is often translated as "menor", and "fewer" is an adjective which is often translated as "menos". Learn more about the difference between "lesser" and "fewer" below.
lesser
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. menor
Students' participation will depend, to a greater or lesser extent, on how much free time they have.La participación de los alumnos dependerá, en mayor o menor grado, del tiempo libre del que dispongan.
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fewer(
fyu
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (a smaller number of)
a. menos
This train makes fewer stops than the 8:15 train.Este tren hace menos paradas que el tren de las 8:15.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
2. (a smaller number)
a. menos
Hundreds of people were exposed to the virus, but fewer than twenty got sick.Cientos de personas estuvieron expuestas al virus, pero menos de veinte se enfermaron.
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