Spanish translation of 'scarcely'
(= barely) apenas
scarcely anybody casi nadie
I can scarcely believe it apenas puedo creerlo ⧫ casi no puedo creerlo
scarcely ever casi nunca
I scarcely know what to say no sé qué puedo decir
he was scarcely more than a boy era apenas un niño
we could scarcely refuse ¿cómo podíamos negarnos? ⧫ difícilmente podíamos negarnos
it is scarcely surprising that ... no es ni mucho menos sorprendente que ...
he’s scarcely what you’d call a cordon bleu chef (humorous) no es precisamente un maestro de la cocina
the car had scarcely drawn to a halt when ... apenas se había parado el coche cuando ...
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Example Sentences Including 'scarcely'
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She was so happy that she scarcely dared to breathe.The Secret Garden (1911)
As a debut disc, this is scarcely credible.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
But an unsuspecting audience was confronted with a concert performance of scarcely less than the entire play.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Overnight, soldiers who had scarcely been aware of each other's existence became part of an extended family.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
People scarcely bother to turn a head as they pass; they are just part of daily life.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The trouble with the story is that at this distance the whole fuss looks so idiotic as to be scarcely believable.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
This documentary looks back at the scarcely believable drama as it unfolded.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Two thousand people scarcely dared to breathe, and a star was born.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
She could scarcely breathe, wanting him to like what he saw.SOMEDAY MY PRINCE (1999)
What though it was a tin bath with scarcely room for one?Somewhere East of Life (1994)
It seems scarcely credible that he has been stuck on 14 majors for more than four years.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
It was such a jaw-dropping spectacle that at times the action that unfolded scarcely seemed credible.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The high stresses of sport might have been designed to bring out exceptional aspects of personality, things that the performers themselves were scarcely aware they possessed.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
It is scarcely believable that the drama of that week occurred eight years ago.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
The two men passed one another with scarcely a nod.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Today his reasons are scarcely any less altruistic.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
But scarcely less valuable is the gift of knowing when to call it a day.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
The German people can scarcely say they were not warned.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Yet she can scarcely have expected one so savage as this.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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In Common Usage. scarcely is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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'scarcely' in Other Languages
British English: scarcely /ˈskɛəslɪ/ ADVERB
You use scarcely to emphasize that something is only just true.
He could scarcely breathe.
- American English: scarcely
- Arabic: باِلْكَاد
- Brazilian Portuguese: mal
- Chinese: 几乎不
- Croatian: jedva
- Czech: stěží
- Danish: knap
- Dutch: nauwelijks
- European Spanish: apenas
- Finnish: hädin tuskin
- French: rarement
- German: kaum
- Greek: μετά βίας
- Italian: scarsamente
- Japanese: ほとんど･･･ない
- Korean: 겨우
- Norwegian: knapt
- Polish: ledwo
- European Portuguese: mal
- Romanian: abia
- Russian: едва
- Spanish: apenas
- Swedish: knappast
- Thai: อย่างไม่พอเพียง
- Turkish: nadiren
- Ukrainian: ледь
- Vietnamese: vỏn vẹn
Nearby words of 'scarcely'
Translation of scarcely from the Collins English to Spanish Dictionary