barely
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barely(
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (hardly)
a. apenas
I can barely see anything. Where are my glasses?Apenas puedo ver. ¿Dónde están mis anteojos?
2. (scantily)
a. escasamente
My bedroom is barely furnished because I am a minimalist.Mi habitación está escasamente amueblada porque soy minimalista.
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barely
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (scarcely)
a. apenas
2. (sparsely)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
barely furnishedamueblado(a) con lo indispensable
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barely [ˈbɛəlɪ]
adverb
1 (scarcely) apenas
he can barely read apenas puede leer; he looked around him with barely concealed horror miró a su alrededor disimulando apenas su horror; there was barely enough room for all of us apenas había sitio para todos nosotros; there was barely anyone there allí no había casi nadie; I had barely closed the door when the phone rang apenas había cerrado la puerta cuando sonó el teléfono
he could barely stand
2 (scantily)
a barely furnished room una habitación escasamente amueblada
a barely dressed girl to state the facts barely
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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