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 saben pocos
- 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
- Try to be nice about it though and offer them a can of beer or you will make few friends.
- There were so many of them and so few tables that some of them were forced to share.
- 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.
- These parties may win many of their votes on the race issue, but they win very few votes.
- It's a sorry thing to say, but very few objects in my home give me a pure aesthetic thrill.
- He also spared few people his assurances that just about no one was as powerful as he was.
- There are few people in this world who deserve any or all of the adulation they receive.
- Sport is full of unusual people of high ability, but very few of them are film stars.
- Jeff and I were one of the few friends that were lucky to get lockers next to each other.
- There were no airs and very few graces, just a good eye and an uncomplicated swing at the ball.
- The few people who do go shooting on this land only get what is needed for the pot.
- 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.
- The Thals are one of the very few powers in this world able to make me root for the Daleks.
- It is one of the few abbeys to have survived to the present day as a parish church.
- In fact it is a great place to take kids of all ages - relaxing and with few long queues.
- This time there are three too many who do not watch them and three too few who do.
- It is one of Cumbria's few evergreen flora of the fells and can be seen all year round.
2a few(some)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
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
- 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
- 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
- If we'd beaten them in a few of those finals people would be saying the exact opposite.
- I will be based near a few of the training camps and hope to see what the England boys are doing.
- We came up with a few of those by copying and exaggerating things that we and our friends got up to!
- Otherwise, leave a few of the old plants in if there is space and let them set seed.
- These are a few of the facts known at the time, you now have to decide, war or no war.
- The reason for my letter is to ask if I and a few of my fellow fliers are the only ones to object?
- There are a few of the lads I used to play with who are now in the first team like Bryan Stewart.
- As so often with these affairs the pace was furious enough to scare a few of the veterans on show.
- I spoke to a few of the lads that I knew at Dewsbury and they encouraged me to come down.
- Not as simple or elegant as the original, but a few of the additions are pretty good.
- Now returned to her, we hoped it would help answer a few questions about the old boy.
- She also asked him a few more questions until we were certain he was my twin brother.
- Place the warm fennel on the plate and arrange the fish on top with a few of the cucumber pieces.
- These are just a few of the instances that I can remember of being let down by the council.
- What happened was I thought that a few of the posts on my blog were in a different font.
- Many have attended rehearsal classes five nights a week and a few of them seven days a week.
- After the last day in the office on the Friday a few of us went out for beers in Aoyama.
- Well buy a few of them and stick your chocolate in that, it won't get warmer or go dead cold.
- So we asked a few of them for half a dozen innovations in retail that are getting them excited.
- So, a few of us who would like to keep it going have decided to take it upon ourselves to start it up anew.
2a few(some)a few objected — algunos se opusieron
- all but a few — casi todos
- there are hundreds of applicants, but no more than a few are accepted — se presentan cientos, pero aceptan solo a unos pocos
- a few of us complained — algunos (de nosotros) nos quejamos
- more than a few of us are dissatisfied — más de uno de nosotros está descontento
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