barely

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barely advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (only just)apenas advadverbio: Describe al verbo, al adjetivo o a otro adverbio ("corre [b]rápidamente[/b]", "sucede [b]ahora[/b]", "[b]muy[/b] extraño").
 There is barely enough food for everyone at the party.
 Apenas hay comida para todos en la fiesta.
barely advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (not quite)apenas advadverbio: Describe al verbo, al adjetivo o a otro adverbio ("corre [b]rápidamente[/b]", "sucede [b]ahora[/b]", "[b]muy[/b] extraño").
 I had barely sat down when there was a knock at the door.
 Apenas me había sentado cuando alguien tocó la puerta.
barely advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (decorated, furnished: sparsely)apenas advadverbio: Describe al verbo, al adjetivo o a otro adverbio ("corre [b]rápidamente[/b]", "sucede [b]ahora[/b]", "[b]muy[/b] extraño").
  escasamente advadverbio: Describe al verbo, al adjetivo o a otro adverbio ("corre [b]rápidamente[/b]", "sucede [b]ahora[/b]", "[b]muy[/b] extraño").
 Her love of minimalism was evident in her barely-adorned home.
 Su amor por el minimalismo era evidente por su casa apenas decorada.
 
Additional Translations
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barely advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." archaic (openly)abiertamente advadverbio: Describe al verbo, al adjetivo o a otro adverbio ("corre [b]rápidamente[/b]", "sucede [b]ahora[/b]", "[b]muy[/b] extraño").
 The army was barely assembled on top of the hill.
 El ejército estaba abiertamente reunido en la cima de la montaña.
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2019:

Compound Forms:
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barely audible adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (sound: very faint)que apenas se escucha loc adjlocución adjetiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adjetivo ("de fácil manejo", "a contraluz", "de fiar").
  (coloquial)muy bajo, muy bajito loc adjlocución adjetiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adjetivo ("de fácil manejo", "a contraluz", "de fiar").
  (coloquial)que casi no se escucha loc adjlocución adjetiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adjetivo ("de fácil manejo", "a contraluz", "de fiar").
 His voice over the telephone was barely audible.
 Tenía una voz que apenas se escuchaba por el teléfono.
barely coherent adv + adj (person: not talking sense)apenas coherente adv + adj
  poco coherente adv + adj
 He'd been drinking so heavily he was barely coherent.
barely coherent adv + adj (speech, argument: not making sense)apenas coherente adv + adj
  poco coherente adv + adj
barely legal adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (girl: only just past age of consent)apenas mayor de edad loc adjlocución adjetiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adjetivo ("de fácil manejo", "a contraluz", "de fiar").
  muy joven loc adjlocución adjetiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adjetivo ("de fácil manejo", "a contraluz", "de fiar").
 She was barely legal when they first slept together.
 La primera vez que se acostaron ella era apenas mayor de edad.
barely see [sth] adv + vtr (have difficulty seeing)poder ver a duras penas loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
Note: Usually preceded by "can"
 She could barely see the road through the thick snow.
 A duras penas podía ver la carretera a causa de la espesa nevada.
can barely see v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (have poor sight)apenas poder ver loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
  casi no poder ver loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
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