Quick answer
"Little" is an adjective which is often translated as "pequeño", and "sound" is a noun which is often translated as "el sonido". Learn more about the difference between "little" and "sound" below.
little(
lih
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duhl
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (size)
a. pequeño
There's a little box outside.Hay una caja pequeña afuera.
b. chico
That car is too little for me.Ese coche es muy chico para mí.
c. chiquito
My niece's shoes are so little!¡Los zapatos de mi sobrina son tan chiquitos!
2. (younger)
a. menor
His little brother is a dentist.Su hermano menor es dentista.
b. pequeño
My little sister is two years younger than me.Mi hermana pequeña es dos años menor que yo.
3. (young)
a. pequeño
When I was little, I traveled a lot.Cuando era pequeño, viajaba mucho.
b. chico
Her kids are too little to go to the movies.Sus hijos son muy chicos como para ir al cine.
4. (not much)
a. poco
There was little milk left, so I bought more.Quedaba poca leche, así que compré más.
5. (trivial)
a. insignificante
Don't get so upset over such a little matter.No te alteres tanto por un asunto tan insignificante.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
6. (not much)
a. poco
The students who studied little were relieved that the test was so easy.Los alumnos que estudiaron poco estaban aliviados que el examen estuvo tan fácil.
7. (somewhat)
a. algo
I'm a little angry at you.Estoy algo enojado contigo.
b. un poco
It's a little cloudy.Está un poco nublado.
8. (not often)
a. poco
I go to that store very little.Voy a esa tienda muy poco.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
9. (small amount)
a. poco
We have little to celebrate at the moment.Hay poco que celebrar en estos momentos.
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sound(
saund
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (physics)
a. el sonido
(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).
Captain, the enemy spacecraft is moving at the speed of sound!Capitán, ¡el aeronave enemigo se desplaza a la velocidad del sonido!
2. (something that is heard)
a. el sonido
(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).
What's that sound?¿Qué es ese sonido?
b. el ruido
(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 sound of the coffee grinder is irksome in the morning.El ruido del molinillo de café por la mañana es molestoso.
3. (volume)
a. el volumen
(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).
Could you please turn the sound up?¿Puedes subir el volumen, por favor?
4. (musical style)
a. el música
(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).
Man, do I love that Nashville sound.Hombre, cómo me encanta la música de Nashville.
5. (geography)
a. el estrecho
(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).
We visited a small island in Norton Sound, off the coast of Alaska.Visitamos una pequeña isla en el estrecho de Norton, por la costa de Alaska.
b. el brazo
(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).
Above average high tides are expected in Newman Sound this afternoon.Se espera una marea más alta de lo normal en el brazo Newman esta tarde.
6. (impression)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
By the sound of things, moving to a smaller house wasn't the best idea.Por lo que parece, mudarse a una casa más pequeña no fue la mejor idea.
I don't like the sound of it.Tengo la sensación de que no me va a gustar nada.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to seem)
a. sonar
Dinner by the sea, waves breaking at our feet; it sounds good to me!Una cena junto al mar, las olas rompiendo a nuestros pies, ¡me suena bien!
b. parecer
He sounded very confused.Parecía muy confuso.
8. (to produce sound)
a. sonar
At that precise moment, the alarm sounded.En ese preciso momento, sonó la alarma.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
9. (healthy)
a. sano
A sound mind leads to a sound body.Una mente sana lleva a un cuerpo sano.
10. (reliable)
a. sólido
The foundation must be sound before we can start the construction work.Los cimientos deben ser sólidos antes de empezar el trabajo de construcción.
b. seguro
Sound investments with big returns, that's the secret of our success.Inversiones seguras con grandes beneficios, ese es el secreto de nuestro éxito.
11. (in good condition)
a. en buen estado
The building is sound, even after so many years.El edificio está en buen estado, a pesar de los años transcurridos.
12. (deep)
a. profundo
A morning walk in the woods after a sound sleep is pure bliss.Una caminata mañanera por el bosque después de un sueño profundo es pura gloria.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
13. (to produce sound)
a. tocar
They sound a horn to announce the beginning of the hunt.Tocan un cuerno para anunciar el comienzo de la cacería.
14. (nautical)
a. sondar
They sounded the harbor and found it suitable for shipping.Sondearon el puerto y lo hallaron adecuado para los barcos.
15. (medical)
a. sondar
The doctor sounded the patient's stomach, checked his throat, and felt his pulse.El médico le sondeó el estómago al paciente, le revisó la garganta y le tomó el pulso.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
16. (deeply)
a. profundamente
The children are all sound asleep after their long day at the beach.Los niños están todos profundamente dormidos después de un largo día de playa.
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