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- a few, a small number
- beagan mhionaidean ― a few minutes
- an ceann beagain làithean ― at the end of a few days
- a little, a small amount, bit, a bit
- beagan uisge ― a little water
- beagan bìdh ― a bit of food
- Followed by the genitive case, de and the dative case, or a prepositional pronoun derived from de:
- beagan ime / beagan de dh'ìm - a small amount of butter
- beagan dhinn - a few of us
- Used where English uses determiner, adverb or pronoun.
- beagan chàirdean - a few friends
- beagan dhiubh - a small number of them
- beagan nas sine - a bit older / slightly older
- beagan nas slaodaiche - a little more slowly
- Tha i dìreach beagan is còig ceud meatair. - It’s just a little over five hundred metres.
- Tha airgead aig beagan. - A few [people] have money.
- Bha e doirbh airson bheagain. - It was difficult for a few.