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German - English (British) translations for "wenig"

"wenig" German translation




Wenig is a German adjective that translates to 'little' or 'few'. It is used to describe a small quantity or amount of something.

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Meaning: little, few

Ich habe wenig Zeit.

I have little time.

Meaning: not much, not very

Das Essen war wenig schmackhaft.

The food was not very tasty.

Meaning: scanty, meager

Die Ernte war wegen des schlechten Wetters sehr wenig.

The harvest was very scanty due to the bad weather.

Meaning: insufficient, inadequate

Sein Gehalt ist leider sehr wenig.

Unfortunately, his salary is very insufficient.


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A1: Ich habe wenig Zeit.

I have little time.

A1: Wir haben wenig Geld.

We have little money.

A1: Es gibt wenig Wasser.

There is little water.

B1: Ich habe heute Morgen nur wenig gegessen.

I only ate a little this morning.

B1: Die Firma hat in den letzten Jahren wenig investiert.

The company has invested little in recent years.

B1: Er hat sich bemüht, aber es gab wenig Fortschritt.

He tried, but there was little progress.

C1: Trotz des geringen Budgets haben sie ein tolles Projekt auf die Beine gestellt.

Despite the low budget, they created a great project.

C1: Die Politik muss mehr tun, um die Armut im Land zu verringern.

Politics must do more to reduce poverty in the country.

C2: Der Klimawandel wird langfristig zu einer Verringerung der Biodiversität führen, wenn wir nicht handeln.

Climate change will lead to a long-term reduction in biodiversity if we do not act.

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The word wenig can be used in various contexts, such as when describing the amount of time, money, or resources available. For example, 'Ich habe wenig Zeit' means 'I have little time', while 'Wir haben wenig Geld' means 'We have few money'.

In some cases, wenig can also be used to express a negative sentiment towards something. For instance, 'Das Essen schmeckt mir wenig' means 'I don't like the taste of the food very much'. However, it's worth noting that this usage is less common than the one described above.

It's important to keep in mind that wenig is an adjective and therefore needs to agree with the gender, number, and case of the noun it modifies. For example, if you want to say 'I have little water', you would say 'Ich habe wenig Wasser' (water is neuter in German). But if you want to say 'I have little time', you would say 'Ich habe wenig Zeit' (time is feminine in German).

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