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few / less / to lack / to be missing / to stop (doing sth) / seldom
how much? / how many? / (phone number, student ID etc) what number?
at least / (to say the) least
lack / shortage of / shortfall / to be short (of) / to lack
to lessen / to decrease / to reduce / to lower
adolescent / youth / teenager
many / a lot / not few
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early youth / youngster / (literary) youth / young man
girl / young lady
small number / few / minority
at least / minimum / lowest (amount) / minimal
number / amount / somewhat
a little / a few
young married woman
too few / insufficient
rare / not familiar (to the speaker) / sth rarely experience / hard to see
cannot do without / to be unavoidable / are bound to be many
son of the boss / young master of the house / your son (honorific)
rare / infrequent
a smidgen / a little bit / a few
more or less
national minority / ethnic group
the Shaolin monastery and martial arts school
absolutely necessary / indispensable / essential
major general / rear admiral / air vice marshal
extremely few / a small minority
very few / rarely
the old and the young
young lady of the house / wife of the young master
suitable for young and old
to be short of the full amount
Shaolin Temple, Buddhist monastery famous for its kung fu monks
refrain (from doing sth) / (coll.) Come on! / Give me a break! / Save it!
junior ranking officer in Chinese army / major / lieutenant commander
to some extent / more or less
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
Liu Shaoqi (1898-1969), Chinese communist leader, a martyr of the Cultural Revolution
men, women, young and old / all kinds of people / people of all ages
somewhat / more or less
young thug / malicious young ruffian
boss's son / young master
sparse / rare
young / junior
(literary) a little while
suitable for both the young and the old
not suitable for children
hardly any better / just as bad
Minor Treasurer in imperial China, one of the Nine Ministers 九卿
young and pretty / pretty girl
using the few to defeat the many (idiom); to win from a position of weakness
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
soon / a short while / a narrow gap / slightly better (state of health)
lit. rarely seen, very strange (idiom); to express amazement due to lack of experience / naive expression of excitement due to ignorance
Children's Palace, institution where children can take part in various extracurricular activities
boys and girls / teenagers
Jungfrau, peak in Switzerland
Many little things add up to sth great. / Many little drops make an ocean. (idiom)
accomplished though young / lacking youthful vigor
second lieutenant (army rank)
very few / very little
Young Pioneers of China, abbr. for 少年先鋒隊|少年先锋队
lesser yang gallbladder meridian of the leg (one of the 12 principal meridians of TCM)
young criminal / juvenile delinquent
a flower may blossom again, but a person cannot get young again (proverb)
(after a sum has been paid in advance) to refund (in case of overpayment) or be reimbursed (in case of underpayment)
short of food and clothing / destitute
if you are lazy in your prime, you'll be sorry in your old age
lots of money, less work, and close to home / ideal job
(coll.) dim-witted / foolish / absent-minded
young and inexperienced / unsophisticated
keep calm, don't get excited / don't be impatient
to add less (of a spice etc)
Young Pioneers of China (primary school league, a preparation for Communist Youth League) / abbr. to 少先隊|少先队
Mind your own business! / Don't interfere!
children's center / children's club
a short while / soon
it is better to avoid unnecessary trouble (idiom) / the less complications the better
very little / very few
husband and wife in youth, companions in old age
lieutenant commander
airline steward
ethnic township (formal village level subdivision of PRC county)
oligodendrocytes (Greek: cells with few branches), a type of cell in central nervous system / oligodendroglia
in a short while / presently
brainless / stupid
Nouakchott, capital of Mauritania (Tw)
old but young at heart
talk nicely and avoid disputes / give compliments and not remarks
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.
peerless / second to none (idiom)
severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS)
city infested with foreign adventurers (esp. of Shanghai in pre-Liberation China) (idiom)
Many little things add up to sth great (idiom); many a mickle makes a muckle
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