Meaning and pronunciation of 少

Simplified/traditional character
shǎo (shao3)

Definition:

few; less; to lack; to be missing; to stop (doing sth); seldom;

HSK levels:

1, 4, 5

Components:

  • 小 (xiǎo): small
  • 丿 (piě): oblique

Sentences examples with 少:

  • 我很少看电影。
    Wǒ hěnshǎo kàndiànyǐng.
  • 这个衣服多少钱?
    Zhège yīfú duōshǎo qián?
  • 你们学校有多少学生?
    Nǐmen xuéxiào yǒu duōshǎo xuéshēng?
  • 你的房间号是多少?
    Nǐ de fángjiān hào shì duōshǎo?
  • 杯子里的水很少。
    Bēizi lǐ de shuǐ hěn shǎo.

Words containing 少, by HSK level:

HSK words level 1

  • (duōshǎo) : how much; how many
  • (shǎo) : few; little; lack

HSK words level 4

  • (jiǎnshǎo) : to lessen; to decrease; to reduce; to lower
  • (quēshǎo) : lack; shortage of; shortfall; to be short (of); to lack
  • (zhìshǎo) : at least; (to say the) least

HSK words level 5

  • (qīngshàonián) : teenager; teenage; an adolescent; a youth; young person

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