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kaum

  
1       adv  
a    (=noch nicht einmal)   hardly, scarcely, barely  
er verdient kaum 1500 Euro      he earns barely 1500 euros  
ich habe kaum noch 10 Liter      I've barely 10 litres   (Brit)  or liters   (US)   left  
das kostet kaum 100 Euro      it doesn't even cost 100 euros  
man braucht kaum 10 Liter      you'll need less than 10 litres   (Brit)  or liters   (US)     
sie war kaum hereingekommen, als ...      hardly or scarcely or no sooner had she come in when ..., she had hardly etc come in when ...  
kaum jemand/jemals      hardly or scarcely anyone/ever  
es ist kaum möglich, dass ...      it is hardly or scarcely possible that ...  
es ist kaum zu glauben, wie ...      it's hardly or scarcely believable or to be believed how ...  
wir hatten kaum noch Vorräte      we had hardly or scarcely any supplies left, we hardly had any supplies left  
er kann kaum noch sprechen/laufen      he can hardly etc speak/walk any more  
ich hatte kaum noch damit gerechnet, dass ...      I hardly or scarcely thought that ... any more  
b    (=wahrscheinlich nicht)   hardly, scarcely  
kaum!      hardly, scarcely  
wohl kaum, ich glaube kaum      I hardly or scarcely think so  
ich glaube kaum, dass ...      I hardly or scarcely think that ...  
das wird wohl kaum stimmen      (=richtig sein)   that can hardly be right, surely that can't be right   (=wahr sein)   that can hardly be true, surely that can't be true  
das wird kaum passieren      that's hardly or scarcely likely to happen  
2       conj   hardly, scarcely  
kaum dass wir das Meer erreicht hatten ...      hardly or scarcely had we reached the sea when ..., no sooner had we reached the sea than ...  
kaum gerufen, eilte der Diener herbei      no sooner summoned, the servant hurried in  
er verdient äußerst wenig, kaum dass er davon satt wird      he earns extremely little and can hardly even buy enough to eat  
Translation German - English Collins Dictionary  
See also:

kam, Kalium, Kaumuskel, Kauf

kaum! exp.
hardly ; scarcely

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Additional comments:

Collaborative Dictionary     German-English
exp.
almost imperceptibly
exp.
scarcely credible
exp.
barely concealed/suppressed
exp.
I hardly {or} scarcely think so
exp.
hardly {or} scarcely anyone/ever
exp.
to hardly take any notice of
exp.
that's hardly {or} scarcely likely to happen
exp.
to take some beating
exp.
it doesn't even cost 100 euros
exp.
you'll need less than 10 litres {or} liters
exp.
that can hardly be right ; surely that can't be right ; that can hardly be true ; surely that can't be true
exp.
he earns barely 1500 euros
exp.
we had hardly {or} scarcely any supplies left ; we hardly had any supplies left
exp.
this paper rarely carries articles by its own journalists
exp.
I hardly {or} scarcely think so
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'kaum' also found in translations in English-German dictionary
exp.
kaum etwas
exp.
wohl kaum
exp.
wohl kaum
exp.
kaum besser als
exp.
etw kaum beachten
exp.
kaum verhohlenes Entsetzen
exp.
kaum der Rede wert
exp.
vor kaum einem Monat
exp.
sie konnte kaum atmen
she had great difficulty in breathing
exp.
das ist kaum verwunderlich

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