Hindi translation of 'little'
little /ˈlɪtəl ˈलिटल्/
You use little to emphasize that there is only a small amount of something.
I need very little sleep these days.
Little is known about his childhood.
A little of something is a small amount of it.
थोड़ी मात्रा nf
A little food would do us all good.
Pour a little of the sauce over the chicken.
Little means not very often or to only a small extent.
On their way back to Marseille they spoke very little.
Little things are small in size. Little is slightly more informal than small.
We sat around a little table.
...the little group of students.
5. adjective before noun
A little distance, period of time, or event is short in length.
Go down the road a little way.
6. adjective before noun
You use little to indicate that something is not serious or important.
Harry got angry over little things.
A little or a little bit means to a small extent or degree or for a short period.
He was a little bit afraid of his father.
He walked a little by himself.
If something happens little by little, it happens very gradually.
You can use the adjective little to talk about things that are small, for example ...a little house and ...little children, but it is not normally used to emphasize or draw attention to the fact that something is small. For instance, you cannot say 'The town is little' or 'I have a very little car', but you can say 'The town is small' or 'I have a very small car'. Little is a less precise word than small and may be used to suggest the speaker's feelings or attitude towards the person or thing being described. For that reason, little is often used after another adjective. What a nice little house you've got here! It's a dull little town. Little and a little are both used as determiners in front of uncount nouns, but they do not have the same meaning. For example, if you say 'I have a little money', this is a positive statement and you are saying that you have some money. However, if you say 'I have little money', this is a kind of negative statement and you are saying that you have almost no money or that you do not have enough money.
Little by little he was becoming weaker.
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Example Sentences Including 'little'
It was the Oxford turnoff, which crossed back over the motorway via a little bridge.THE EXECUTION (2002)
There was little danger of her looking my way in any case; the two of them barely took their eyes off each other.THE EXECUTION (2002)
Seeing the faces of his family made him shrivel up a little inside.TREASON KEEP (2001)
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'little' in Other Languages
- Arabic: صَغِيرٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: pequeno pequena
- Chinese: 小的
- Croatian: malen malena
- Czech: malý
- Danish: lille
- Dutch: klein
- European Spanish: pequeño pequeña
- Finnish: pieni
- French: petit minime
- German: klein
- Greek: μικρός μικρή
- Italian: piccolo piccola
- Japanese: 小さい
- Korean: 작은
- Norwegian: liten små
- Polish: mały mała
- Portuguese: pequeno pequena
- Romanian: mic mic, mică, mici
- Russian: маленький маленькая
- Spanish: pequeño pequeña
- Swedish: liten litet
- Thai: เล็ก
- Turkish: küçük
- Ukrainian: маленький
- Vietnamese: nhỏ
Translation of little from the Collins English to Hindi Dictionary