menos

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Asturian[edit]

Adverb[edit]

menos

  1. less
    Esti pueblu ye menos guapu que'l to.
    This town is less nice than that one.

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin minus, comparative of parum.

Adverb[edit]

menos

  1. less

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese menos, displacing collateral form mẽos, from Latin minus, neuter of minor (lesser; smaller), comparative of parvus (small).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

menos (not comparable)

  1. less (in lower degree)
    Aqui é menos frio.
    Here is less cold.
    Se trabalhares menos, cansarás menos.
    If you work less, you will tire less.

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Preposition[edit]

menos

  1. except; but
    Li todos, menos o último.
    I read all, except the last one.
  2. (mathematics) minus (indicates subtraction)
    Três menos dois é um.
    Three minus two is one.

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Pronoun[edit]

menos m, f (plural menos)

  1. fewer (a smaller number of), less (a smaller size or significance of)
    Menos pessoas correm.
    Fewer people run.
    Atirou com menos precisão.
    He shot with less precision.

Usage notes[edit]

Some use the incorrect feminine plural menas.

Antonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

menos m (plural menos)

  1. minus sign (the symbol −)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin minus, comparative of parum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

menos

  1. less

Noun[edit]

menos m (plural menos)

  1. minus
    Dos menos uno son uno "Two minus one is one."