little adjective (SMALL)
It came in a little box. 它是装在一个小盒子里送来的。
He gave a little smile. 他微微笑了笑。
a little something
- The dog's name was engraved on a little metal disc attached to its collar.
- We tried to arrange a ceremony with as little fuss as possible.
- Hyperactive children often have poor concentration and require very little sleep.
- Several little boats escorted the sailing ship into the harbour.
- You turn this little knob to adjust the volume.
little adjective (YOUNG)
- One little girl was clinging onto a cuddly toy.
- It became clear that he wasn't developing like all the other little boys.
- She's always fussing over that son of hers as if he were a little boy.
- Emily is Sophie's little sister.
- I lived here when I was little.
little adjective (EMPHASIZE)
He's a nasty little man. 他可真是个讨厌的家伙。
- I'm not interested in all their silly little likes and dislikes.
- You told Mrs Cooper that it was me who tipped the paint over, didn't you - you nasty little sneak!
- I had a nice little snooze in the back of the car.
- All you ate was a tiddly little piece of cake.
- You little liar! You know that's not true!
little adjective (UNIMPORTANT)
It's often the little things that count the most. 常常是一些微不足道的东西发挥的作用最大。
little determiner (NOT ENOUGH)
B1 not much or enough不多的，不足的，很少的
They have very little money. 他们手头钱很少。
There's so little choice. 可选择的余地太小了。
- The new building has little aesthetic value.
- There's very little communication between mother and daughter .
- The hut afforded little protection from the elements.
- The money was of little consequence to Tony.
- Too little exercise is a contributory factor in heart disease.
little pronoun, noun (SMALL AMOUNT)
I could only hear a little of what they were saying. 他们说的话我只能听到一点。
- We ate a little of the bread.
- He gave us a little of his money.
- I already knew a little of what he had to say.
- She eats as little as she can.
- You can see what little I have.
little pronoun, noun (NOT ENOUGH)
B1 an amount that is not much or not enough不多的，不足的，很少的
We did very little on Sunday. 星期天我们干的活很少。
Very little of what he said made any sense to me. 他说的话我几乎一点儿都不明白。
The government has done little or nothing to help the poorest people in this country. 政府几乎没有采取任何举措来帮助国内最贫穷的人们。
- I spent most of my money in the first week and consequently had very little to eat by the end of the holiday.
- Very little of his art appeals to me.
- Little of what she said seemed relevant.
- They have done little to improve their situation.
- We can do very little to help them.
little adverb (SMALL AMOUNT)
a little (bit)
- The ice-cream was a little bit sweet for me.
- Could you speak a little louder, please?
- I'm quite tired but I can certainly walk a little further.
- She's recovering well from her operation, but she's still a little shaky on her feet.
- Well, you could try to look a little more enthusiastic!