Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Little"

The meaning of "Little" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does little more than mean?
A: It means they did not do much more. They only confirmed he was alive and did not do anything else (in this case they did not give more information about his experiences).
Q: What does a little of this, a little of that. mean?
A: It means a variety of things that you aren't specifying. It can be used in different contexts but means basically that in all of them.

"What have you been up to?" "Oh, a little of this, a little of that." (Says you've been doing different things lately but perhaps nothing especially important or worthy of bringing up specifically. It may also be used if you don't feel like talking about what you've been doing recently or in an ironic way if you've been up to something very exciting)

"What's in this dinner you made?" "A little of this, a little of that." (A polite way of avoiding specifying the recipe for whatever reason)
Q: What does "little" in 106 mean?
A: Because "little" has negative connotations, saying "little" just emphasizes the sadness/pitiful nature of the sad person.
Q: What does Not really only a little mean?
A: I think there should be a comma: "not really, only a little."
Q: What does More than a little mean?
A: Well, in that case, it's saying that it is disappointing, but that saying "disappointing" can't describe it properly.

Ex.
"It's a little more than disappointing(it's not as simple as just being disappointed. "Disappointing" isn't strong enough to completely describe how you feel.)

If you say, "I'm a little more than thankful." It implies that you are thankful, but the word 'thankful' doesn't properly express your gratitude.

Example sentences using "Little"

Q: Please show me example sentences with a little bit 

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A: こんにちは


a bit とは「ほんの少し」という意味です。基本的には a little と同じです。例えば、写真撮影してるといたしましょう。

Jane, can you move a bit?
ジェーン、ちょっとだけずれてくれる?
という感じです。

で、これよくa little と合わせて使われます。

Jane, can you move a little bit?
という感じにです。

もちろん

Jane, can you move a little?
と言っても同じです。

Q: Please show me example sentences with a little off.
A: - I'm a little off today, not really feeling very good.
- That sounds a little off. ("That doesn't sound right")
- The price seems a little off. ("The price seems a bit incorrect")
- I think she's a little off today because she keeps making simple mistakes.
- That expression is a little off, the correct way to say it would be 'x'.
Q: Please show me example sentences with a little.
A: Examples: A little goes a long way!
He only wanted a little amount of gifts.
The kids wanted a little more free time.
I want a little bit of food right now.
Q: Please show me example sentences with little more than.
A: They call me an "office manager" but in reality I'm little more than a glorified secretary.

They call this a theme park but it's little more than a big ugly playground! Pathetic!
Q: Please show me example sentences with Little, a little, few, a few, much, many..
A: I have little time.
I have a little eggs in frige.
Few people like physics in my class.
I have a few good friends.
We have much money.
Have you many dishes on your table?

Synonyms of "Little" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between little and small ?
A: @majix: 少し-Little
小さい-small.
Q: What is the difference between a little and a bit ?
A: To me, "a bit" sounds less than "a little"
Q: What is the difference between "a little" and "little" ?
A: okay. so it will be much easier to explain with two sentences as well as a description. so, "a little" gives the idea you're talking about the size of an object, so 'a little cat'. However, using the word 'little' gives the idea that you're talking about how much / the amount of something, like 'I have little money'
Q: What is the difference between a little and little ?
A: "little" is an adjective describing something that is small or short in size.

Examples: "She has little hands", "He is very little", "Look at that little house on the hill"

"a little" is used:

1. To describe a small quantity of something
Example: "He drank a little water"

2. As a qualifier for an adjective to indicate a moderate level
Example: "He is a little fat"
(This does not mean that he is little and fat. The "a little" qualifies the "fat" description to mean that he is not very fat, but instead only moderately fat.)

3. As a qualifier for a noun to indicate small in size
Example: "This is a little book about birds"
Q: What is the difference between a little while back and a little while ago ?
A: "A little while back" sounds like it happened longer ago than "a little while ago," I think. However, I also think this 'boundary' between the two would really rely on context.

E.g.
A: Woah, your tank of gas is full! I thought it would be empty; it was almost there last night.
B: Yeah, I just filled it up a little while ago.
A: When did you get this car anyway?
B: A little while back. I bought it in July as a birthday present to myself.

This nuance might vary from person to person, though.

Translations of "Little"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? Little did you know but my sister IS stupid or little did you know but my sister WAS stupid?????
A: is = she is still stupid
was = she was stupid in the past but stopped being stupid
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? little
A: I'd say it's a soft "d" sound.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? little
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? "A little, but not very well". it's cool?
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Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? little

Other questions about "Little"

Q: Please show me how to pronounce a little out of it.
A:

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Q: Little by little I came to know him cause I’ve lived there for a long time. does this sound natural?
A: “I’ve gotten to know him, little by little because I have lived there for a long time”
Q: Please show me how to pronounce little.
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Q: 1. Little time has passed.
2. A little time has passed.

Are these natural?

What is the difference?
A: 1. Means very very little time has passed
2. Means a definite amount of time has passed

Does that help? It’s kinda confusing
Q: Please show me how to pronounce little.
A: @polianatoledo its L iii tt ulll

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