English version

a bit

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha bita bitespecially British English a) slightly or to a small degree syn a little πŸ”Š Could you turn the TV up a bit? πŸ”Š That’s a bit odd. πŸ”Š β€˜Are you sorry to be leaving?’ β€˜Yes, I am a bit.’ πŸ”Š Aren’t you being a little bit unfair? πŸ”Š I think you’re a bit too young to be watching this. πŸ”Š She looks a bit like my sister.a bit better/older/easier etc πŸ”Š I feel a bit better now. b) sometimes, but not very often πŸ”Š I used to act a bit when I was younger.RegisterIn written English, people usually avoid a (little) bit and use slightly, rather, or somewhat instead:This system is slightly more efficient.The final cost was somewhat higher than expected. β†’ bita bita bitespecially British English informal a small amount of a substance or of something that is not a physical object syn a littlea bit of πŸ”Š I may need a bit of help. πŸ”Š He still likes to do a bit of gardening. πŸ”Š I want to spend a bit of time with him before he goes. πŸ”Š With a bit of luck, we should have finished by five o’clock. πŸ”Š Everyone needs a little bit of encouragement. πŸ”Š β€˜Would you like cream in your coffee?’ β€˜Yes please, just a bit.’a bit more/less πŸ”Š Can we have a bit less noise, please? β†’ bita bita bitespecially British English a short period of time or a short distance syn a while πŸ”Š You’ll have to wait a bit. πŸ”Š I walked on a bit.in a bit πŸ”Š I’ll see you in a bit.for a bit πŸ”Š We sat around for a bit, chatting. β†’ bit
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