LITTLE and A LITTLE

A.   LITTLE artinya sedikit

Digunakan di depan kata benda yang tak dapat di hitung

Misalnya :

Little time                          Sedikit Waktu

Little patience                   Sedikit Kesabaran

Little Energy                     Sedikit Tenaga

Very little                           Sangat sedikit

Contoh-contoh kalimat

Hurry up ! We’ve got little time

Cepatlah kita punya waktu sedikit

I have very little time for reading             

Saya punya sangat sedikit waktu untuk membaca

The old man has got little energy

Lelaki tua itu mempunyai sedikit tenaga

She’s got little patience with children

Dia memiliki sedikit kesabarab terhadap anak-anak

There is very little water in the bath       

Ada sangat sedikit air di dalam bak

He is little known                                            

Dia sedikit dikenal

They slept very little for us                         

Mereka tidur sangat sedikit tadi malam

You have done very little for us

Kamu telah berbuat sangat sedikit untuk kami

He knows little about it

Dia tahu sedikit tentang hal itu

B.    A LITTLE artinya sedikit

Digunakan di depan kata benda yang tak dapat dihitung

Misalnya :

A little French                    sedikit bahasa Perancis

Alittle afraid                       sedikit takut

A little rice                          sedikit nasi

A little sugar                       sedikit gula

He knows a little French

Dia tahu sedikit bahasa Perancis

He is a little afraid of you                             

Dia sedikit takut padamu

I have no sugar but Jane has a little

saya tidak punya gula tetapi Jane punya sedikit

I ate two plates of rice. She ate a little

saya makan dua piring nasi. Dia makan sedikit

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