Translation of "less" - English-Spanish dictionary


adverb uk /les/ us /les/

A2 not as much

You should eat less.
quantifier uk /les/ us /les/

A2 a smaller amount

She gets about £50 a week or less.
I prefer my coffee with a little less sugar.

(Translation of “less” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


adjective /les/

(often with than) not as much (as)

Think of a number less than forty
He drank his tea and wished he had put less sugar in it
The salary for that job will be not less than $30,000.
lessen verb

to make or become less

reducir, disminuir
The fan lessened the heat a little
When the children left, the noise lessened considerably.
lesser adjective

smaller or not as important

the lesser of two evils.
the less … the less/more

cuanto menos… menos/más
The less I see of him, the better (pleased I’ll be)!
The less I practise, the less confident I become
The less I try, the more I succeed.
no less a person etc than

as great a personetc


nada menos que
I had tea with no less a person than the Prime Minister
-less suffix


an organization that provides shelter for the homeless
We felt powerless to help her.

not doing something

He’s just a harmless old man.

not affected by something

her tireless efforts to raise money for charity.
-lessly suffix

He carelessly left some important documents on a train.
-lessness suffix

des-, falta de
the thoughtlessness of some people.
less is used in speaking about quantity or amount: People should eat less fat ; I’ve less than $100 in the bank. fewer sould be used in speaking about numbers of individual things or people: I’ve fewer books than he has ; There were fewer than 50 people at the meeting.

(Translation of “less” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)