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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. (general)
a. apenas
There's hardly any space left in the suitcase. Maybe we should bring another.Apenas cabe más en la maleta. Quizás deberíamos traer otra.
b. casi
That restaurant used to be really popular, but now hardly anyone goes anymore.Ese restaurante antes era muy popular, pero ya no va casi nadie.
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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. (scarcely)
a. apenas
hardly evercasi nunca
hardly anyone/anythingcasi nadie/nada
I can hardly believe itme cuesta creerlo
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hardly [ˈhɑːdlɪ]
I hardly know him apenas lo conozco; casi no lo conozco; I can hardly believe it apenas puedo creerlo; casi no puedo creerlo; I could hardly understand a word apenas entendí palabra; no pude entender casi nada; she had hardly any money apenas tenía dinero; no tenía casi dinero; hardly a day goes by when we don't argue apenas pasa un día sin que discutamos
she could hardly move in her tiny bedroom
we could hardly refuse ¿cómo podíamos negarnos?; she's hardly what you'd call a cordon bleu chef no es precisamente or no es lo que se dice un cocinero de primera; that can hardly be true eso difícilmente puede ser verdad; that is hardly likely eso es poco probable; it's hardly surprising! ¡no me extraña or sorprende!; "do you think he'll pass?" — "hardly!" —¿crees que aprobará? —¡qué va! or ¡ni hablar!
I will hardly need to remind you that ...
hardly anyone casi nadie
hardly anything casi nada
there was hardly anywhere to go no había casi ningún sitio donde ir
hardly ever casi nunca
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Phrases with "hardly"
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hardly ever
casi nunca
hardly any
I hardly ever exercise.
Casi nunca hago ejercicio.
working hard or hardly working
trabajando duro o a duras penas
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