fewer
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Usage note
"Fewer" is used with plural countable nouns, and "less" is used with uncountable nouns.
fewer(
fyu
-
uhr
)
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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fewer
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. menos
no fewer than thirtyno menos de treinta
fewer and fewer peoplecada vez menos gente
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
2. (general)
a. menos mpl, fpl
there are fewer (of them) than I thoughthay menos de lo que creía
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fewer [ˈfjuːəʳ]
adjective
pronoun
(compar) menos
fewer than ten menos de diez; no fewer than ... no menos de ...; they have fewer than I tienen menos que yo; the fewer the better cuantos menos mejor
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "fewer"
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fewer students than
menos alumnos que
fewer than
menos que
there are fewer girls than boys
hay menos chicas que chicos
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