Russian English Dictionary

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меньше in English:

1. less


You should smoke less.
The less there is to justify a traditional custom, the harder it is to get rid of it.
Tom began reading that book three weeks ago and he still has only read less than half of it.
I would very much like the place where I live to be less polluted.
This drawing is less than great. He needs to do something with the line here at the back of the leg.
I've heard that people who eat vegetables and fruit every day are less likely to have a heart attack.
Some people look down on others because they have less money.
A building with high ceilings and huge rooms may be less practical than the colorless block of offices that takes its place, but it often fits in well with its surroundings.
You're much less likely to get a good position if you don't speak English.
The more countries a language is spoken in, the less important it is to sound like a native speaker, since speakers of that language are accustomed to hearing various dialects.
Since there are usually multiple websites on any given topic, I usually just click the back button when I arrive on any webpage that has pop-up advertising. I just go to the next page found by Google and hope for something less irritating.
The reason why we have two ears and only one mouth is so that we may listen more and talk less.
And so, knowledge from the past, mixed up with assumptions about that knowledge, which may be more or less appropriate, is used to augment information provided by the senses.
While the bureaucracy comes up with sweetly technical terms like "less advantaged," the slums brim with malcontent.
Although Jane had one suitcase less than me, she still said she had too much to carry.

2. fewer


Although he had fewer supporters among the governing class, he was able to get the popular vote.
Fewer young people know how to write in longhand.
If there weren't so many taxis, there would be fewer traffic accidents.
If you want to sound more like a native speaker of American English, watch more American TV programs and fewer British TV programs.
If you ate fewer burgers, you'd probably be healthier.
The number of errors of fact in Arendt's book are considerably fewer than Abel implies.
The fact that nowadays fewer men smoke is a headache for the Japanese tobacco industry.
fewer passengers
It's true that there are fewer children due to the falling birthrate, and there are fewer children in the school, but that is all to the good.
Aristotle maintained that women have fewer teeth than men; although he was twice married, it never occurred to him to verify this statement by examining his wives' mouths.
Pretty soon there were more of them on the road and fewer carriages pulled by horses.
Even though student numbers are increasing, on the whole, fewer scholarships have been granted.
My attitude to the comma is physiological; the more breath I have, the fewer commas I use.
Are you creating for us a future world where there is a greater danger of skin cancer, weakened bodies, less food and fewer plants and animals?
In the first place, the women have more free time than men. In the second place, they have fewer things to worry about than men.