short time vs little time

Mustermisstler

Senior Member
Spanish.Spain
Hello everybody,

I want to know the difference in meaning between the sentences below.


  • I worked there for a short time.
  • I worked there for a little time.


  • The little time we devote to cooking is one of the advantages of modern life.
  • The short time we devote to cooking is one of the advantages of modern life.


Am I right in saying that :
little time = not much time
short time = less time than usually.

Thanks
 
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    Senior Member
    American English
    I worked there for a short time.
    ​The little time we devote to cooking ...

    I would only use those two in your sentences, perhaps because the first refers to duration of time, while the second refers to amount of time.
     
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