In English when asked things like:
- Do you play basket ball?
- Do you read?
- Do you speak Italian?
A common answer could be "very little", so I am wondering if "Molto poco" is an appropriate response to: "Parli italiano?"
If not, what is used?
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Let's take every example in consideration:
"Parli italiano?" / "Leggi?"
when anwering to "Leggi?" or "Fai sport?" you can also add the adverb "spesso" = often
non molto / non molto spesso
non tanto / non tanto spesso
With "non..(verb)...spesso" (non faccio spesso sport / non leggo spesso) you say that you don't do it often. But actually the meaning of the two variants is the same. You just smooth it out in the second way. Italian like to smooth out meanings, to use long sentences to say one thing!