Como dizer "quase" em inglês

Jerry Dorien 4 46
Quase, por pouco

Algumas maneiras de dizer isso:

Quando queremos dizer que algo praticamente acontece podemos usar: nearly ou almost:

He almost died (ele quase morreu)

She nearly brokes her arm (ela quase quebrou o braço)

Mothers nearly always win when it comes to baby names
(mães quase sempre vencem quando se trata de nomes para bebês)

Antes de adverbios negativos utilizamos: hardly

hardly anyone saw that (quase ninguém viu isso)

Alguns casos podemos suprimir o quase:

I don´t have too much time to study (eu quase não tenho tempo de estudar)

Auxilio: OXFORD, Longman Escolar

Abraços.

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5 respostas
Thomas 7 60 290
also...

just about

It's just about noon. Would you like some lunch?
I have just about twenty dollars. Will that be enough?
We are just about there. (We have almost arrived.)
He became lost just about here. (He became lost in this general area.)
Jerry Dorien 4 46
Thanks Thomas,

yesterday I made a post with this expression but I didn`t know yet that it could mean "quase", so today I search on OXFORD Dictionary the word "just", and I found an expression "just about", it mean "quase", but I deleted the word "just" because I thought it was a litlle strange.

I had the feeling that it was just about to happen (eu tive a intuição que isso estava quase pra acontecer)

regards.
Uma pergunta: nigh usado como advérbio pode ser quase?

Há outras palavras que signifique quase?
Thomas 7 60 290
Jerry:

just about = about

The word "just" doesn't seem to add any meaning to "about". It's colloquial, and you will hear it often.

We are about (just about) there. = We have almost arrived.
She should be arriving about (just about) now. = She is expected to arrive at any moment.
I laughed so hard that I about (just about) died. = I almost died laughing.

In some contexts about (just about) can mean approxiamtely.

There are about (just about) 100 men in the street. (approximately)
I only need about (just about) $500 for the project. (approximately)

Nathan:

NIgh is archaic.
It's rarely heard today. But, yes, it can mean almost, about, close to, approximately. etc. depending on the context.
There are nigh 100 fighters in the hills.
Thank you so much Thomas, I really needed to know about it.