Poco = Little, Few

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Poco (m), poca (f) = Little (poe-co, poe-ca)

As in...

  • Poco a poco = Little by little
  • Pocos = Few
  • Por poco = Narrowly, almost
  • ¡Por poco me caigo! = I almost fell down!
  • Un poco de agua = A little bit of water
  • Dentro de poco = Soon, shortly
  • Ten un poco de fe. = Have a little bit of faith.
  • Por favor, ten un poco de paciencia. = Please, have a little bit of patience.

You'll also hear the word poquito, which modifies the word poco to imply that something is even less than poco, even less than a little. You'll hear this in the song Despacito by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee.

 
 
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