"Isn't it a bit small?"

Translation:¿No es un poco pequeño?

5 years ago

35 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/SheilaDayaNue3va
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Is it ok to say "es un poco pequeño, no?"

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dipish

From what I've learned this version is perfectly valid and is common in speach, however it was rejected by Duolingo. I don't know why

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JamesBlask
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It's a phrasing issue, I guess it translates to "it's a bit small, isn't it?".

While it says the exact same thing and makes perfect sense, like so many other phrases in duo it's simply not what is being asked for.

It's great to know how you can restructure sentences, especially because it means you actually understand what is being said, but remember that in duo you're supposed to be translating what is being said more than what is meant.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Thpppppht

I used "es un poco pequeño, no?" and it was accepted. (Sept. 2014)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ArielleM123

That would be it's a bit small, no? But that works too.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Soskia
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As of June 2018, this is an accepted answer (except I put "pequeña", and it didn't like that :P).

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xandoyolo

Dat's what she said?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/iyphd
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Noticias falsas!

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/B05SxBrennan

I expected more dirty jokes here.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/geraldhick2

You and me both.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dekakaruk
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Why is there “un”? As far as I know “poco” is an adverb that describes adjective “pequeño”, and article goes only to nouns.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dekakaruk
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I found! "Un poco" as whole is one big adverb! (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/un_poco)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AndrasNovoszath

Yes, I'd like to know it too. I tried without the "un" but it didn't accept it.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Albrechtion
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I've always heard un poco. Poco is a noun, and it means a bit.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dekakaruk
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According to dictionaries, poco for sure is mainly adverb or adjective. It has only one meaning as noun, and it is a little, a small part of something, e.g. "Hablo un poco (de) inglés." I'm certain it cannot take adjective.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GeorgeT
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Yes, please help here if anyone knows. What's wrong with "No es poco pequeno?" for "Isn't it a little small?" What I've been taught is that the English article "a" often doesn't translate unless you mean a specific one. Reported it. (PS, nevermind the lack of a tilde, I don't know how to do it on my keyboard)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SuperLuxDeluxe

Can I use poquito instead of poco?

4 years ago

[deactivated user]

    I thought so, but DL seems to think not. I think it's perfectly colloquial and should be allowed. Am reporting it. 9 July 2014.

    EditDelete4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Zorro-Plateado

    Me too 'no es un poquito pequeño' marked wrong so I am reporting it too 12 July 2014

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ken.goodwi

    No es un poco pequiño. Would that actually say it is not a bit small?

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/JamesBlask
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    True, but remember that questions read the same as statements, it's the question marks that make the difference

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/rmose
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    I was wondering the same thing

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Lechuza-chouette
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    "no es un poco chico?" worked. poco chico poco chico poco chico poco chico poco chico poco chico poco chico poco chico poco chico poco chico poco chico

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/jeanet_jeanet

    My brain is going crazy over here lile help help help.

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Azeezah.

    Why not ¿Es un poco pequeño, verdad?

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ErnestoJulian

    Would asking "No es un pocito pequeno?" be a double negative?

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/CharlNaud

    I'm confused with the answer "No es un poco chico"... The answer above of "No es un poco pequeño" makes sense. Can someone clarify this please?!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AlvinCorea

    yes for yes or no for no did you get it right

    8 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AlvinCorea

    James bon

    8 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/geraldhick2

    For those nights in boys town

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/FrankFox0

    What, pray tell, is wrong with "un poquito pequeño"?

    5 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Evaahhh

    why is poquito not allowed?

    5 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Blas_de_Lezo00
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    That's what she told him!

    5 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/J1a2M3e4S

    Could one say, No es una poca pequena?

    4 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Blas_de_Lezo00
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    ¿No es un poco pequeña? The shirt, if it doesn't fit, for example...

    4 months ago
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