What is the meaning of the phrase "a little too + adjective" ? For example:

This is a little too hard for me.

Does it mean same as:

This is slightly hard for me.


How are the following sentences different from the above sentence ?

  1. This is a little hard for me .
  2. This is little hard for me.

marked as duplicate by Tetsujin, Eddie Kal, Jason Bassford, Nathan Tuggy, Em. Sep 4 '18 at 5:43

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  • You have already asked this question here. – helen Sep 3 '18 at 12:15
  • I think it would be very helpful for you to review the usage of "too" first. Take a look at number 2a in M-W here. I also provided an alternative duplicate, "too late". – Em. Sep 4 '18 at 5:50
  • Also, if you're going to ask a similar question, please explain what you've learned since the last question and try to distinguish the current question from the previous one. Otherwise, it will be considered a duplicate, and too many duplicates are considered "noise" on SE. – Em. Sep 4 '18 at 6:33

"This is a little too hard for me" DOES NOT AT ALL MEAN "This is slightly hard for me."

The first means that I cannot do it but that I could do it with only a small amount of assistance. The second means that I can do it on my own without much difficulty.

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