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"Un poco" is a phrase which is often translated as "a little", and "fiesta" is a noun which is often translated as "party". Learn more about the difference between "un poco" and "fiesta" below.
un poco(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (not a big amount)
a. a little
¿Le pones azúcar al café? - Solo ponle un poco.Do you want sugar in your coffee? - Just add a little.
b. some
Ha sobrado un poco. Lo podemos cenar esta noche.There's some left. We can have it for dinner tonight.
c. a bit
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
La conocía un poco del colegio.I knew her a bit from school.
2. (not excessively)
a. a little
¿Te sentó mal lo que te dijo? - Un poco.Were you hurt by what she said? - A little.
b. a bit
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
¿Todavía te duele la cabeza? - Un poco, pero ya me siento mejor.Does your head still hurt? - A bit, but I'm feeling better now.
3. (fairly)
a. a little
Estoy un poco cansado, así que me voy a dormir la siesta.I'm a little tired, so I'm going to have a siesta.
b. a bit
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Es un poco tarde para llamar, ¿no crees?It's a bit late to call, don't you think?
4. (to a certain extent)
a. partly
Al final no se lo dije. Un poco porque pensé que no era el momento.I didn't tell him in the end. Partly because I thought it wasn't the right time.
b. a little
Es un poco lo que pasó en España también.It's a little like what happened in Spain too.
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (celebration)
a. party
Nuestra fiesta de compromiso será este fin de semana.Our engagement party is going to take place this weekend.
b. fiesta
Fuimos a una fiesta bien loca anoche.We went to a pretty crazy fiesta last night.
2. (day off)
a. holiday
El primero de mayo es una fiesta que se celebra en varios países.May first is a holiday that is observed in many countries.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (vacation)
a. holidays
Quiero invitarte a mi casa para las fiestas navideñas.I want to invite you to my house for the Christmas holidays.
b. break
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¿Dónde vas a pasar las fiestas de Pascua?Where are you going to spend Easter break?
4. (commemorative fête)
a. festival
Las fiestas en honor a San Juan se celebran en junio en Puerto Rico.The festival honoring St. John is celebrated in June in Puerto Rico.
b. festivity
Habrá varias fiestas este fin de semana para conmemorar el fin de la guerra.There will be various festivities this weekend to commemorate the end of the war.
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