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number / amount / somewhat
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
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  *少* | 少* | *少
young
girl / young lady
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
lack / shortage of / shortfall / to be short (of) / to lack
HSK 4
to lessen / to decrease / to reduce / to lower
HSK 4
small number / few / minority
at least / minimum / lowest (amount) / minimal
a little / a few
a smidgen / a little bit / a few
rare / not familiar (to the speaker) / sth rarely experience / hard to see
son of the boss / young master of the house / your son (honorific)
young married woman
rare / infrequent
young / junior
the Shaolin monastery and martial arts school
cannot do without / to be unavoidable / are bound to be many
national minority / ethnic group
sparse / rare
child
to add less (of a spice etc)
major general / rear admiral / air vice marshal
the old and the young
Many little things add up to sth great (idiom); many a mickle makes a muckle
more or less
(literary) a little while
to some extent / more or less
very few / rarely
absolutely necessary / indispensable / essential
extremely few / a small minority
children's center / children's club
Few words are best. / Brevity is the soul of wit.
boss's son / young master
boys and girls / teenagers
men, women, young and old / all kinds of people / people of all ages
junior ranking officer in Chinese army / major / lieutenant commander
Jungfrau, peak in Switzerland
young and pretty / pretty girl
very few / very little
refrain (from doing sth) / (coll.) Come on! / Give me a break! / Save it!
too few / insufficient
to be short of the full amount
soon / a short while / a narrow gap / slightly better (state of health)
suitable for young and old
cannot be avoided / cannot do without
Liu Shaoqi (1898-1969), Chinese communist leader, a martyr of the Cultural Revolution
young thug / malicious young ruffian
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
not suitable for children
lit. many monks and not much gruel (idiom) / fig. not enough to go around / demand exceeds supply
lit. rarely seen, very strange (idiom); to express amazement due to lack of experience / naive expression of excitement due to ignorance
somewhat / more or less
if you are lazy in your prime, you'll be sorry in your old age
young guard / young and vigorous group with new ideas / new wave
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
young criminal / juvenile delinquent
(coll.) dim-witted / foolish / absent-minded
indispensable
one of the channels of TCM
Children's Palace, institution where children can take part in various extracurricular activities
Many little things add up to sth great. / Many little drops make an ocean. (idiom)
young lady of the house / wife of the young master
hardly any better / just as bad
lots of money, less work, and close to home / ideal job
a flower may blossom again, but a person cannot get young again (proverb)
young and inexperienced / unsophisticated
very little / very few
Young Pioneers of China (primary school league, a preparation for Communist Youth League) / abbr. to 少先隊|少先队
(after a sum has been paid in advance) to refund (in case of overpayment) or be reimbursed (in case of underpayment)
husband and wife in youth, companions in old age
lieutenant commander (= UK and US Navy equivalent)
a short while / soon
Shaolin Temple, Buddhist monastery famous for its kung fu monks
keep calm, don't get excited / don't be impatient
Mind your own business! / Don't interfere!
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
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)
talk nicely and avoid disputes / give compliments and not remarks
peerless / second to none (idiom)
city infested with foreign adventurers (esp. of Shanghai in pre-Liberation China) (idiom)
a thousand cups of wine is not too much when best friends meet (idiom) / when you're with close friends, you can let your hair down
it is better to avoid unnecessary trouble (idiom) / the less complications the better

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