Little – petit (adjective) peu (adverb)
(Pronounced ptee and per)
The little girl had a pet eel (petit). Its tank fitted perfectly (peu) under her bed.
The word petit is the translation for little in French when used as an adjective for size. For example:
"She has a little cat" would be:
"Elle a un petit chat."
The French translation for little, when used as an adverb for quantity, is peu. For example:
"We've got very little time" would be:
"Nous avons trés peu de temps."