פחות

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Hebrew[edit]

Determiner[edit]

פָּחוֹת ‎(pakhót)

  1. Less, fewer.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This determiner has only one form: it does not inflect for gender or number, and it is always indefinite.

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Adverb[edit]

פָּחוֹת ‎(pakhót)

  1. Less, less often, with less intensity, to a lesser extent.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In Modern Hebrew, when פחות modifies a definite adjective, the ה- ‎(ha-, [definiteness marker]) attaches to it, rather than to the adjective itself.
  • פחות is typically used in concert with the preposition מ- ‎(mi-, from) (with a simple noun or pronoun) or the conjunction מאשר ‎(me'ashér, from what) (with an infinitive, prepositional phrase, or clause). These serve the same role in Hebrew that than serves in English.

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Pronoun[edit]

פָּחוֹת ‎(pakhót)

  1. Less, fewer.
    למה קיבלתי פחות ממנו?Láma kibálti pakhót miménu? — Why did I get less than him?
    פחות באו מאשר ציפתי.Pakhót bá'u masher tzipíti.Fewer came than I had expected.
    פחות מהם באו היום מאשר אתמול.Pakhót meihém bá'u hayóm masher etmól.Fewer of them came today than had come yesterday.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This determiner has only one form, and when other parts of a sentence agree with it in gender and/or number, they take the gender and/or number of its implicit subject.

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