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HSK
number / amount / somewhat
how much? / how many? / (phone number, student ID etc) what number?
HSK 1
girl / young lady
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  *少* | 少* | *少
few / less / to lack / to be missing / to stop (doing sth) / seldom
HSK 1
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  *少* | 少* | *少
young
adolescent / youth / teenager
HSK 5
early youth / youngster / (literary) youth / young man
many / a lot / not few
at least / (to say the) least
HSK 4
to lessen / to decrease / to reduce / to lower
HSK 4
lack / shortage of / shortfall / to be short (of) / to lack
HSK 4
at least / minimum / lowest (amount) / minimal
a little / a few
small number / few / minority
young married woman
rare / infrequent
a smidgen / a little bit / a few
rare / not familiar (to the speaker) / sth rarely experience / hard to see
cannot do without / to be unavoidable / are bound to be many
young / junior
the Shaolin monastery and martial arts school
child
the old and the young
son of the boss / young master of the house / your son (honorific)
more or less
to some extent / more or less
suitable for both the young and the old
Few words are best. / Brevity is the soul of wit.
major general / rear admiral / air vice marshal
sparse / rare
absolutely necessary / indispensable / essential
boys and girls / teenagers
men, women, young and old / all kinds of people / people of all ages
national minority / ethnic group
somewhat / more or less
junior ranking officer in Chinese army / major / lieutenant commander
Jungfrau, peak in Switzerland
young and pretty / pretty girl
extremely few / a small minority
very few / rarely
too few / insufficient
to be short of the full amount
boss's son / young master
suitable for young and old
Liu Shaoqi (1898-1969), Chinese communist leader, a martyr of the Cultural Revolution
second lieutenant (army rank)
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
refrain (from doing sth) / (coll.) Come on! / Give me a break! / Save it!
lit. many monks and not much gruel (idiom) / fig. not enough to go around / demand exceeds supply
young guard / young and vigorous group with new ideas / new wave
very few / very little
short of food and clothing / destitute
Minor Treasurer in imperial China, one of the Nine Ministers 九卿
accomplished though young / lacking youthful vigor
everything bodes ill, no positive signs (idiom); inauspicious / everything points to disaster
cannot be avoided / cannot do without
young thug / malicious young ruffian
soon / a short while / a narrow gap / slightly better (state of health)
indispensable
one of the channels of TCM
not suitable for children
lit. rarely seen, very strange (idiom); to express amazement due to lack of experience / naive expression of excitement due to ignorance
(literary) a little while
young lady of the house / wife of the young master
(coll.) dim-witted / foolish / absent-minded
hardly any better / just as bad
young criminal / juvenile delinquent
lots of money, less work, and close to home / ideal job
Children's Palace, institution where children can take part in various extracurricular activities
(after a sum has been paid in advance) to refund (in case of overpayment) or be reimbursed (in case of underpayment)
a flower may blossom again, but a person cannot get young again (proverb)
young and inexperienced / unsophisticated
Young Pioneers of China (primary school league, a preparation for Communist Youth League) / abbr. to 少先隊|少先队
to add less (of a spice etc)
children's center / children's club
if you are lazy in your prime, you'll be sorry in your old age
Shaolin Temple, Buddhist monastery famous for its kung fu monks
very little / very few
lieutenant commander (= UK and US Navy equivalent)
Mind your own business! / Don't interfere!
airline steward
ethnic township (formal village level subdivision of PRC county)
a short while / soon
oligodendrocytes (Greek: cells with few branches), a type of cell in central nervous system / oligodendroglia
in a short while / presently
Nouakchott, capital of Mauritania (Tw)
husband and wife in youth, companions in old age
keep calm, don't get excited / don't be impatient
brainless / stupid
cheating neither old nor young / treating youngsters and old folk equally scrupulously / Our house offers sincere treatment to all and fair trade to old and young alike.
severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS)
old but young at heart
Many little things add up to sth great (idiom); many a mickle makes a muckle
city infested with foreign adventurers (esp. of Shanghai in pre-Liberation China) (idiom)
talk nicely and avoid disputes / give compliments and not remarks
peerless / second to none (idiom)
no sign of human habitation (idiom); desolate
Many little things add up to sth great. / Many little drops make an ocean. (idiom)

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