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less

adjective, adverb  us   /les/

less adjective, adverb (SMALLER AMOUNT)

a smaller amount of something, to a smaller degree, or not as much; comparative of little : We’ve got to spend less money. It was less than a mile to the nearest gas station. She had less reason to complain than I. Skiing conditions this year are less than ideal (= not good). There were no less than (= as many as) a thousand people buying tickets.

less

preposition  us   /les/

less preposition (SUBTRACT)

minus ; after subtracting: $30, less the discount of 15%, is $25.50.
Translations of “less”
in Arabic أقَلّ…
in Korean 더 적게…
in Malaysian kurang…
in French plus petit que, moins (de)…
in Turkish daha da az…
in Italian meno, di meno…
in Chinese (Traditional) 更少,較小…
in Russian меньше, меньший…
in Polish mniej, mniejszy…
in Vietnamese kém…
in Spanish menos…
in Portuguese menos…
in Thai น้อยกว่า…
in German weniger…
in Catalan menys…
in Japanese より少なく…
in Indonesian tidak sebanyak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 更少,较小…
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