a little

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a little is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
a little

Determiner[change]

Determiner
a little

  1. A little is a small amount.
    We've only got a little time, so please be quick.
    I need a little more room here.
    You can do it with a little help from your friends.
    He put a little water into the cup.
    "Would you like some cake?" "Just a little, please."
    Can we talk a little more?
    You're walking a little too slowly.
    I understand only a little of what you say.

Usage[change]

When a little comes before a noun, it is only used with uncountable nouns.

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