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Few - A few - Little - A little

Here is how they relate to each other:

  • Few = poucos/poucas (plural because it's for countable quantities)
  • A few = some = alguns, algumas
  • Little = pouco/pouca (there is no plural because it's used for uncountable quantities)
  • A little = um pouco de

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Examples:

  • Tenho poucos brinquedos = I have few toys.
  • Tenho alguns brinquedos = I have a few toys = I have some toys.
  • O copo tem pouca água = The glass has little water.
  • O copo tem um pouco de água = The glass has a little water.

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September 15, 2013

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luke_antix

Ah thank you very much!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThanKwee

I'm just learning adverbs and this was very helpful. Thanks!

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