Translation of "little" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

little

adjective uk /ˈlɪt.əl/ us /ˈlɪt̬.əl/
SMALL 小的

A1 small in size or amount

小的,少的
It came in a little box. 它是裝在一個小盒子裡送來的。
a little dog/nose/room 小狗/鼻子/房間
A little old man came into the room. 一個小老頭走進了商店。
He gave a little smile. 他微微笑了笑。
It'll only take a little while to clear up the kitchen. 用不了多少時間就能把廚房收拾好。
a little something

a small amount of food or drink

少量,一點(飲食)
I always like to have a little something around eleven o'clock in the morning. 我總喜歡在上午11點左右吃點東西。

a present that is not of great value

小禮物
I want to buy a little something to give to Val when I visit her in hospital. 我去醫院看瓦爾的時候想給她買個小禮物。
YOUNG 年幼的

A1 young

幼小的,年幼的
When you were little your hair was really curly. 你小的時候頭髮鬈得很厲害。
She was my little (= younger) sister and I took care of her. 她是我妹妹,我負責照顧她。
Her little boy (= her young son) isn't well. 她的小兒子身體有些不適。
EMPHASIZE 強調

B2 [ before noun ] used to emphasize an opinion that is being given about something or someone

用於強調對某人或某物的意見
That was a nice little suit she was wearing. 她穿的那身套裝真的很漂亮。
It's not a bad little restaurant, is it? 這間餐廳確實不錯,是不是?
He's a nasty little man. 他可真是個討厭的傢夥。
UNIMPORTANT 不重要的

B1 [ before noun ] not very important or serious

不太重要的,不很嚴重的;微小的,輕微的
I had a little problem with my car, but it's been fixed now. 我的車有點小毛病,不過現在已經修好了。
It's often the little things that count the most. 常常是一些微不足道的東西發揮的作用最大。
Can I have a little word (= a short discussion about something not very important) with you? 我能和你聊幾句嗎?
determiner uk /ˈlɪt.əl/ us /ˈlɪt̬.əl/
NOT ENOUGH 不多

B1 not much or enough

不多的,不足的,很少的
There seems little hope of a ceasefire. 看來停火的希望很渺茫了。
They have very little money. 他們手頭錢很少。
There's so little choice. 可選擇的餘地太小了。
SMALL AMOUNT 少量
a little

B1 a small amount of something

一點
This sauce needs a little salt. 這種醬汁需要加點鹽。
With a little training she could do very well. 只要稍加訓練她就能做得很好。
Can I give you a little advice? 我可以給你提一點建議嗎?
pronoun, noun uk /ˈlɪt.əl/ us /ˈlɪt̬.əl/
SMALL AMOUNT 少量

B1 [ S ] a small amount

少量,少許,一點
I could only hear a little of what they were saying. 他們說的話我只能聽到一點。
He does as little as possible at work. 他上班時能偷懶就偷懶。
There's not much flour left but you're welcome to the/what little there is. 雖然麵粉剩得不多了,但你可以隨便拿。
NOT ENOUGH 不多

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. 星期天我們做的工作很少。
Very little of what he said made any sense to me. 他說的話我幾乎一點都不明白。
Unfortunately, little of the artist's work has survived. 不幸的是,畫家的作品幾乎無一倖存。
The government has done little or nothing to help the poorest people in this country. 政府幾乎沒有採取任何措施來幫助國內最貧窮的人們。
The little we do know about the people who lived here suggests they had a very sophisticated society. 我們對那些曾經在這裡生活過的人們知之甚少,但可以確定的是他們當時的社會已經相當成熟。
adverb uk /ˈlɪt.əl/ us /ˈlɪt̬.əl/
SMALL AMOUNT 少量
a little (bit)

A2 slightly

一點,稍微,稍稍
I was a little bit worried by what she said. 她的話讓我有點擔心。
We'll wait a little longer and then I'll phone them. 我們再稍微等一等,還不來的話我會給他們打電話的。
There's only a little further to go. 再走一會兒就到了。
little by little

B2 slowly or gradually

一點一點地,逐漸地,漸漸地
Little by little she came to understand why he had behaved the way he did. 漸漸地,她明白了他為甚麽會那麽做。
NOT MUCH 不多

C1 not much

不多,很少
She slept very little that night. 她晚飯吃得很少。
a little-known fact 鮮為人知的事實
Little did he know what lay in store for him. 他幾乎一點也不知道等待他的將會是甚麽。
little more/better

C2 not much more or better:

The wine they gave us was little better than vinegar.

(Translation of “little” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)