Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 少


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Meaning

few, little

Pronunciation

shǎo, shào

Explanation

Top: small 小 (A person 亅 with the arms 八 close to the body is small), bottom: extra stroke ノ

Mnemonic

Such a small stroke is too few.

Radicals

few, little
small(A person with tight arms)
bent stroke(emphasis, accent)

Vocabulary

少年 shào nián youngster; juvenile
不少 bù shǎo many; a lot; not few
刘少奇 Liú Shào qí Liu Shaoqi (1898-1969), Chinese communist leader, a martyr of the Cultural Revolution
缺少 quē shǎo lack; shortage of; shortfall; to be short (of); to lack
少量 shǎo liàng a smidgen; a little bit; a few
至少 zhì shǎo at least; (to say the) least
减少 jiǎn shǎo to lessen; to decrease; to reduce; to lower
少数 shǎo shù small number; few; minority
少数民族 shǎo shù mín zú national minority; ethnic group
多少 duō shǎo number; amount; somewhat
少许 shǎo xǔ a little; a few

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