apenas

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See also: apenás

Ladino[edit]

Adverb[edit]

apenas (Latin spelling)

  1. scarcely, hardly

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

 

  • Hyphenation: a‧pe‧nas

Etymology 1[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *ad poenam, with an additional adverbial /-s/ (compare entrementes, ultimately from Latin interim).

Adverb[edit]

apenas (not comparable)

  1. only; just; merely (no more than)
    Synonyms: (more informal) , somente
  2. (chiefly Portugal and Africa) barely (by a small margin)
    Synonym: mal

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

apenas

  1. second-person singular (tu) present indicative of apenar

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aˈpenas/, [aˈpe.nas]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *ad poenam, with an additional adverbial /-s/ (compare mientras < Latin dum interim).

Adverb[edit]

apenas

  1. hardly, scarcely, barely
  2. recently, just
    Synonym: (verb) acabar de
    Apenas terminé.I've just finished.
  3. as soon as
    Synonyms: en cuanto, tan pronto como, ni bien, nada más
    Apenas termine mi tarea, usaré la computadora.
    As soon as I finish my homework, I’ll use the computer.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

apenas

  1. second-person singular present indicative of apenar

Further reading[edit]