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

The meaning of "Slightly" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does slightly mean?
A: “By a very small amount”
Q: What does slightly mean?
A: Nothing really if you're using the same context, e.g.
I'm slightly late to lesson
I'm a little late to lesson
Both mean the same thing
Q: What does slightly mean?
A: softly or little by little
Q: What does slightly mean?
A: A little bit (un poco)

Mike got a 70% on his test and Sam got a 72%. Sam's grade is slightly higher than Mike's grade.
Q: What does slightly mean?
A: slightly = muy poquito. Por ejemplo, "slightly to the right" = "poquito ala derecha"

Example sentences using "Slightly"

Q: Please show me example sentences with slightly.
A: i am slightly taller than him
(i am a little bit taller than him)
she was slightly injured after falling down the stairs
Q: Please show me example sentences with slightly.
A: it's the same. all have same meaning but it depends on what kind of sentence, these words would fit. for example:
I am feeling slightly tired and I am feeling a bit tired are sentences with same meaning but different words used- slightly and a bit.
example 2. he pulled her a bit close to him. He pulled her slightly close to him. In these sentences, the word slightly sounds more poetic. although both the sentences mean the same, "slightly" describes the situation perfectly and give the feel of it.
hence, he pulled her slightly close to him, sounds better than, he pulled her a bit close to him.
Q: Please show me example sentences with slightly.
A: "I am slightly drunk"

"I am slightly dirty"

"I am slightly hungry"
Q: Please show me example sentences with slightly.
A: "Tom is slightly taller than Jenny."
"Trees leaves can vary slightly in color."

Synonyms of "Slightly" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between slightly worse and rather worse ?
A: hi

The difference is the intensity or degree

like slightly is ちょっと

rather means similar to the word "quite" or かなり、中々
Q: What is the difference between slightly and a little and a bit and little bit ?
A:slightly” is an adverb (modifies adjectives and verbs) and it means to a small degree or a little bit.

Example: The weather changed slightly.
His voice went slightly higher.

“A little” and “a little bit” are idiomatic phrases and are the same. They all mean a small amount. Note: if you do use “a little bit,” you have to follow it with the preposition “of.”

Example. There was a little bit of snow during the winter.
The soup had a little bit of meat.
Can you give me a little bit of change?

“Bit” is a noun which also means little.

Example: How much cheese do you want on your pizza? Just a bit.
There was a bit of traffic to work. OR There was a little bit of traffic to work.

The last three is a little tricky because of prepositions. Like I said earlier, it’s usually followed by “of” but it all means the same thing.
Q: What is the difference between slightly and little ?
A: They mean the same thing, but you must say "a little" if you're using it as an adverb.
e.g. He is a little drunk/ He is slightly drunk.
Q: What is the difference between slightly and a little ?
A: Mostly same meaning.

"A little" is more casual. "A little" can also be used for quantity, "slightly" cannot.

"He's slightly stupid." Correct.
"He's a little stupid." Correct.

"This fish is a little smaller than the other fish." Correct.
"This fish is slightly smaller than the other fish." Correct.

"Can you bring me a little sugar?" Correct.
"a little sugar" = "a small amount of sugar"

"Can you bring me slightly sugar?" Incorrect. Not used.

"There was a little pepper on my salad." ="There was a small amount of pepper on my salad."

"There was slightly pepper on my salad" incorrect.
Q: What is the difference between slightly and a little ?
A: @NateMachpash: They mean the same. Slightly is more formal. And a little can also be used for an amount but slightly cannot

Translations of "Slightly"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? slightly...
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? slightly off
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? slightly
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? slightly
A: sl-ight-lee

Other questions about "Slightly"

Q: Please show me how to pronounce slightly.
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Q: It's slightly over 2pm does this sound natural?
A: over --> past
Q: Please show me how to pronounce slightly.
A: I recorded: "slightly. You're pronunciation is slightly off.", so you can also hear it in an example sentence
Q: Please show me how to pronounce slightly .
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Q: slightly does this sound natural?
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