apenas = hardly adverb

apenas = as soon as conjunction

1apenas

adverb

English Translation of APENAS

: hardly, scarcelyapenas consigo dormir I can hardly or scarcely or barely sleep —¿has leído mucho últimamente? —apenas have you been reading much lately? — "hardly anything" cocinan sin apenas aceite they cook with hardly any oil

Examples of APENAS

    siguió trabajando durante horas, sin apenas acusar el cansancio he went on working for hours, with hardly any sign of tiredness apenas si nos habló durante toda la cena he hardly or barely or scarcely said a word to us throughout the whole dinner apenas si nos queda dinero we have hardly any money left ahora apenas voy I hardly ever go now faltan apenas cinco minutos there's only five minutes to go hace apenas un año que nos conocimos it's only a year ago that we met había muy pocos alumnos, apenas diez o doce there were very few students, only or barely ten or twelve yo apenas tenía catorce años I was barely fourteen apenas voy por la página cinco I'm only on page five Apenas podía hablar después del accidente He could hardly or scarcely speak after the accident

Related to APENAS

Sometimes Confused With: apenas (apenar)

2apenas

conjunction

English Translation of APENAS

: as soon asabandonaron la ciudad apenas amanecido they left the city as soon as it got light apenas llegue, te llamo I'll phone you as soon as I arrive apenas había cumplido quince años cuando ... he'd only just turned fifteen when ...

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