por poco

por poco(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (very nearly)
a. almost
Había un atasco y por poco perdemos el tren.There was a traffic jam, and we almost missed the train.
b. nearly
La abuela por poco se cae bajando las escaleras.Grandma nearly fell coming down the stairs.
2. (regardless of how little)
a. however little
Por poco dinero que tengas, ¿no te puedes gastar dos euros en un billete de autobús?However little money you have, can't you spend two euros on a bus ticket?
b. no matter how little
Por poco que nos veamos, me tranquiliza saber que mis padres viven cerca.No matter how little we see each other, it's reassuring to know my parents live nearby.
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