In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(not many)pocospocasfew people know about this — lo sabe poca gente
- she's one of the few people who admire him — es una de las pocas personas que lo admiran
- the / what few chances I had — las pocas posibilidades que tenía
- with very few exceptions — con muy pocas excepciones
- some few trivial errors excepted — exceptuando alguno que otro error sin importancia
- there were far too few chairs — había poquísimas sillas
- six books too few were delivered — entregaron seis libros de menos
- every few days — cada pocos días
- the last few days have been difficult — estos últimos días han sido difíciles
- there were fewer people than usual — había menos gente que de costumbre
- I had one card fewer than the others — tenía una carta menos que los demás
- fewer and fewer trains stop here — cada vez paran menos trenes aquí
- the fewest possible alterations — el menor número posible de cambios
- It's a sorry thing to say, but very few objects in my home give me a pure aesthetic thrill.
- Sport is full of unusual people of high ability, but very few of them are film stars.
- There were so many of them and so few tables that some of them were forced to share.
- In fact it is a great place to take kids of all ages - relaxing and with few long queues.
- There were no airs and very few graces, just a good eye and an uncomplicated swing at the ball.
- Jeff and I were one of the few friends that were lucky to get lockers next to each other.
- He also spared few people his assurances that just about no one was as powerful as he was.
- It is one of Cumbria's few evergreen flora of the fells and can be seen all year round.
- The few people who do go shooting on this land only get what is needed for the pot.
- Try to be nice about it though and offer them a can of beer or you will make few friends.
- If we lose or draw, then I wouldn't see us being able to make up that ground in so few games.
- His education, he told me, was unlikely to get him a decent job and he had few friends.
- It is one of the few abbeys to have survived to the present day as a parish church.
- The Thals are one of the very few powers in this world able to make me root for the Daleks.
- This time there are three too many who do not watch them and three too few who do.
- These parties may win many of their votes on the race issue, but they win very few votes.
- Hall is one of those who left the pit, with few regrets, as soon as he was paid to do so.
- There are very few close ups and at times its hard to tell whose doing what to whom and why.
- It needs to have a mass appeal so it stays firmly in the mainstream and takes few risks.
- There are few people in this world who deserve any or all of the adulation they receive.
- a few people complained — algunos se quejaron
- we'll stay a few weeks longer — nos vamos a quedar unas / algunas semanas más
- I've been there a few times — he estado allí unas cuantas veces
- there are quite a few mistakes — hay bastantes faltas
- a good few managers have resigned — han renunciado varios / unos cuantos directores
1(not many)pocospocasfew were willing to help — pocos estaban dispuestos a ayudar
- the few who did come refused to dance — los pocos que vinieron no quisieron bailar
- we have too few to go around — no tenemos suficientes para todos
- only the few will appreciate these subtleties — solo una minoría apreciará estas sutilezas
- the privileged few — la minoría privilegiada
- as few as 30% pass first time — tan solo un 30% aprueba a la primera
- such exceptions are few (in number) — esas excepciones son raras
- fewer than 200 tickets have been sold — se han vendido menos de 200 entradas
- few attempt to escape and even fewer succeed — muy pocos intentan escapar y son aún menos los que lo logran
- she received no fewer than ten presents — recibió nada menos que diez regalos
- few of his stories are true — muy pocas de sus historias son ciertas
- there are fewer of us/them than last time — somos/son menos que la última vez
- to be few and far between
- good beaches are few and far between — las playas buenas son contadísimas
- his visits to her grew fewer and further between — cada vez la visitaba menos
- a few objected — algunos se opusieron
- all but a few — casi todos
- a good few/ quite a few already know — ya lo saben bastantes
- there are still quite a few left — todavía quedan unos cuantos
- there are hundreds of applicants, but no more than a few are accepted — se presentan cientos, pero aceptan solo a unos pocos
- not a few were taken aback by the news — la noticia sorprendió a un buen número de personas
- he's had a few (too many) — se ha tomado unas cuantas
- a few of us complained — algunos (de nosotros) nos quejamos
- a good few of the cases have been solved — bastantes de los casos han sido resueltos
- more than a few of us are dissatisfied — más de uno de nosotros está descontento
- not a few of them have criminal records — un buen número de ellos tiene antecedentes penales
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