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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
many / a lot / not few
adolescent / youth / teenager
HSK 5
early youth / youngster / (literary) youth / young man
at least / (to say the) least
HSK 4
to lessen / to decrease / to reduce / to lower
HSK 4
Shaolin Temple, Buddhist monastery famous for its kung fu monks
lack / shortage of / shortfall / to be short (of) / to lack
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
cannot do without / to be unavoidable / are bound to be many
rare / infrequent
young married woman
son of the boss / young master of the house / your son (honorific)
suitable for both the young and the old
the Shaolin monastery and martial arts school
major general / rear admiral / air vice marshal
sparse / rare
absolutely necessary / indispensable / essential
child
young / junior
men, women, young and old / all kinds of people / people of all ages
national minority / ethnic group
somewhat / more or less
the old and the young
to some extent / more or less
extremely few / a small minority
very few / rarely
more or less
junior ranking officer in Chinese army / major / lieutenant commander
boss's son / young master
suitable for young and old
young and pretty / pretty girl
Jungfrau, peak in Switzerland
too few / insufficient
young lady of the house / wife of the young master
refrain (from doing sth) / (coll.) Come on! / Give me a break! / Save it!
young guard / young and vigorous group with new ideas / new wave
boys and girls / teenagers
Few words are best. / Brevity is the soul of wit.
to be short of the full amount
very few / very little
hardly any better / just as bad
everything bodes ill, no positive signs (idiom); inauspicious / everything points to disaster
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)
lit. many monks and not much gruel (idiom) / fig. not enough to go around / demand exceeds supply
soon / a short while / a narrow gap / slightly better (state of health)
indispensable
a flower may blossom again, but a person cannot get young again (proverb)
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
using the few to defeat the many (idiom); to win from a position of weakness
(coll.) dim-witted / foolish / absent-minded
young criminal / juvenile delinquent
Children's Palace, institution where children can take part in various extracurricular activities
Young Pioneers of China, abbr. for 少年先鋒隊|少年先锋队
accomplished though young / lacking youthful vigor
(after a sum has been paid in advance) to refund (in case of overpayment) or be reimbursed (in case of underpayment)
Minor Treasurer in imperial China, one of the Nine Ministers 九卿
lots of money, less work, and close to home / ideal job
young and inexperienced / unsophisticated
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
very little / very few
short of food and clothing / destitute
one of the channels of TCM
lieutenant commander (= UK and US Navy equivalent)
Mind your own business! / Don't interfere!
Young Pioneers of China (primary school league, a preparation for Communist Youth League) / abbr. to 少先隊|少先队
a short while / soon
airline steward
husband and wife in youth, companions in old age
in a short while / presently
keep calm, don't get excited / don't be impatient
Nouakchott, capital of Mauritania (Tw)
oligodendrocytes (Greek: cells with few branches), a type of cell in central nervous system / oligodendroglia
ethnic township (formal village level subdivision of PRC county)
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.
old but young at heart
Many little things add up to sth great (idiom); many a mickle makes a muckle
talk nicely and avoid disputes / give compliments and not remarks
city infested with foreign adventurers (esp. of Shanghai in pre-Liberation China) (idiom)
peerless / second to none (idiom)
Many little things add up to sth great. / Many little drops make an ocean. (idiom)
no sign of human habitation (idiom); desolate
it is better to avoid unnecessary trouble (idiom) / the less complications the better

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