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HSK
how much? / how many? / (phone number, student ID etc) what number?
HSK 1
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  *少* | 少* | *少
few / less / to lack / to be missing / to stop (doing sth) / seldom
HSK 1
lack / shortage of / shortfall / to be short (of) / to lack
HSK 4
at least / (to say the) least
HSK 4
to lessen / to decrease / to reduce / to lower
HSK 4
adolescent / youth / teenager
HSK 5
number / amount / somewhat
many / a lot / not few
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  *少* | 少* | *少
young
early youth / youngster / (literary) youth / young man
girl / young lady
small number / few / minority
at least / minimum / lowest (amount) / minimal
junior ranking officer in Chinese army / major / lieutenant commander
cannot do without / to be unavoidable / are bound to be many
son of the boss / young master of the house / your son (honorific)
in numerical terms (usually followed by 不少 or 不多 or a number etc)
a little / a few
major general / rear admiral / air vice marshal
rare / not familiar (to the speaker) / sth rarely experience / hard to see
extremely few / a small minority
a smidgen / a little bit / a few
young married woman
refrain (from doing sth) / (coll.) Come on! / Give me a break! / Save it!
rare / infrequent
absolutely necessary / indispensable / essential
very few / rarely
suitable for both the young and the old
suitable for young and old
young / junior
airline steward (abbr. for 空中少爺|空中少爷)
cannot be avoided / cannot do without
everything bodes ill, no positive signs (idiom); inauspicious / everything points to disaster
the Shaolin monastery and martial arts school
somewhat / more or less
young thug / malicious young ruffian
boss's son / young master
boys and girls / teenagers
sparse / rare
child
national minority / ethnic group
more or less
the old and the young
(literary) a little while
to some extent / more or less
not suitable for children
Ren An (-c. 90 BC), Han Dynasty general, also called Ren Shaoqing 任少卿
Shaolin Temple, Buddhist monastery famous for its kung fu monks
lit. rarely seen, very strange (idiom); to express amazement due to lack of experience / naive expression of excitement due to ignorance
young lady of the house / wife of the young master
men, women, young and old / all kinds of people / people of all ages
young guard / young and vigorous group with new ideas / new wave
soon / a short while / a narrow gap / slightly better (state of health)
Changquan - Northern Shaolin (北少林) - Longfist - Martial Art
to be short of the full amount
Minor Treasurer in imperial China, one of the Nine Ministers 九卿
Children's Palace, institution where children can take part in various extracurricular activities
hardly any better / just as bad
Few words are best. / Brevity is the soul of wit.
Jungfrau, peak in Switzerland
lit. many monks and not much gruel (idiom) / fig. not enough to go around / demand exceeds supply
Liu Shaoqi (1898-1969), Chinese communist leader, a martyr of the Cultural Revolution
second lieutenant (army rank)
too few / insufficient
indispensable
Many little things add up to sth great. / Many little drops make an ocean. (idiom)
Young Pioneers of China, abbr. for 少年先鋒隊|少年先锋队
using the few to defeat the many (idiom); to win from a position of weakness
military officer / ranked officer in Chinese army, divided into 大校, 上校, 中校, 少校
very few / very little
young and pretty / pretty girl
short of food and clothing / destitute
accomplished though young / lacking youthful vigor
if you are lazy in your prime, you'll be sorry in your old age
young criminal / juvenile delinquent
a flower may blossom again, but a person cannot get young again (proverb)
to add less (of a spice etc)
one of the channels of TCM
(after a sum has been paid in advance) to refund (in case of overpayment) or be reimbursed (in case of underpayment)
lots of money, less work, and close to home / ideal job
lieutenant commander (= UK and US Navy equivalent)
variant of 少安毋躁
(coll.) dim-witted / foolish / absent-minded
young and inexperienced / unsophisticated
keep calm, don't get excited / don't be impatient
husband and wife in youth, companions in old age
Mind your own business! / Don't interfere!
children's center / children's club
very little / very few
a short while / soon
Young Pioneers of China (primary school league, a preparation for Communist Youth League) / abbr. to 少先隊|少先队
it is better to avoid unnecessary trouble (idiom) / the less complications the better
variant of 少安毋躁
in a short while / presently
airline steward
ethnic township (formal village level subdivision of PRC county)
brainless / stupid
oligodendrocytes (Greek: cells with few branches), a type of cell in central nervous system / oligodendroglia
Nouakchott, capital of Mauritania (Tw)

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