Unit 6.1

A few vs A little eta Few vs Little

Introduction

A few/a little eta few/little zenbatzaileak dira some/enough edo not enough esan nahi dute.

Form

Zenbatzaile hauen erabilera substantiboaren araberakoa da:

Positive Attitude Negative Attitude
Plural Countable a few few
Singular Uncountable a little little

Example

  • We have a few beautiful monuments to see.
    Few beaches are suitable for swimming.
  • We can bake a cake! We have a little flour.
    We can’t bake a cake! We have (very) little flour.

Use

A few eta a little some esan nahi du, enough. Zerbait espero baino gehiago edo zerbait gertatzen edo oraindik gertatzen dela erakusten dute.

Few eta little not enough esan nahi du, espero baino gehiago edo gutxiago [less edo fewer]. Zerbaiten kopuru asko dagoela erakusten dute, zerbait faltan dago.

Summary

A few edo few eta a little edo little danak some esan nahi du.

  • Substantibo zenbakarri pluralak: a few (positiboa) eta few (negatiboa).
  • Substantibo zenbakaitz singularrak: a little (positiboa) eta little (negatiboa).

Adibidez:
— “I have a few pencils in my bag, I do not need to buy new ones.” / “I have few pencils in my bag, I have to buy new ones.”
— “There is a little milk in the fridge, we can make a cake.” / “There is little milk in the fridge, we can’t make a cake.”

A aurretik dutenean, esanahia positiboa da eta oraindik zerbait gertatzen dagoela iradokitzen du; artikulu gabe, zerbaiten kopuru asko ez dagoeka iradokitzen du.

Berrikusi dezagun {Form} atalaren edukia. Begira ezazu erabilera {Examples} atalean testuinguru batean nola erabiltzen den ikusteko.

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