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"too" in British English

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tooadverb

uk   us   /tuː/
  • too adverb (MORE)

A1 more than is ​needed or ​wanted; more than is ​suitable or enough: I'm too ​fat. I can't ​reach the ​shelf - it's (a ​bit) too high. There were (​far) too many ​people for such a ​smallroom. It's too hard (for me) toexplain. It was too ​expensive adesk for a child's ​room. It's (all) too much (= more than I can ​deal with) - I can't ​stand it.all too used before an ​adjective or ​adverb to ​emphasize a ​negativemeaning: The ​holidaysflew by all too ​quickly.only too used before an ​adjective to ​emphasize a ​positivemeaning: "Would you like to make a ​donation?" "I'd be only too ​pleased."

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  • too adverb (ALSO)

A1 (​especially at the end of a ​sentence) in ​addition, also: I'd like to come too.informal "I ​lovechocolate." "Me too." used to show ​surprise: It's a ​wonderfulpicture of ​lightshining through ​trees - and by a ​child too!

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  • too adverb (VERY)

A2 very, or ​completely: He wasn't too pleased/​happy when I told him about the ​mistake. My ​mother hasn't been too wellrecently.formal Thank you, you're too kind.

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  • too adverb (CERTAINLY)

US informal used to ​emphasize a ​positiveanswer to a ​negativestatement: "I'm not going to ​school today." "You are too!"
(Definition of too from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"too" in American English

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tooadverb [not gradable]

 us   /tu/
more than is ​needed or ​wanted; more than is ​suitable or enough: The ​sofa is too ​big for this ​room. The ​apartment was ​nice but it was just too ​expensive. This ​dress is too ​large for me – I’ll need a ​smallersize.
very, or ​completely: I’m not too ​sure I ​want to go out ​tonight.
(esp. at the end of a ​sentence) in ​addition; also: Bring ​yourtennisracket, and ​yourbathingsuit, too.
(Definition of too from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “too”
in Korean -도…
in Arabic أيْضًا…
in Malaysian terlalu, juga…
in French trop, aussi…
in Russian тоже…
in Chinese (Traditional) 更多, 太, 過於…
in Italian anche, pure…
in Turkish de, dahi…
in Polish też, także…
in Spanish demasiado, también…
in Vietnamese rất, cũng…
in Portuguese também…
in Thai มากเกินไป, อีกด้วย…
in German (all-)zu, auch…
in Catalan també…
in Japanese ~も(また)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 更多, 太, 过于…
in Indonesian terlalu, juga…
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