Unicode/Hanzi Search: U+5C11 (少)

few, less, inadequate
Radical 𡭔
Strokes (without radical) 1 Total Strokes 4
Mandarin reading shaǒ shaò Cantonese reading siu2 siu3
Japanese on reading shou Japanese kun reading sukunai sukoshi shibaraku
Korean reading so Vietnamese reading thiểu

CEDICT Entries:

   [ shaǒ ]    few, less, to lack, to be missing, to stop (doing sth), seldom
   [ shaò ]    young
   [ shaǒ bu ]    cannot do without, to be unavoidable, are bound to be many
   [ shaǒ bu ]    cannot be avoided, cannot do without
   [ shaǒ zhī yoù shaǒ ]    very few, very little
   [ shaǒ laí ]    refrain (from doing sth), (coll.) Come on!, Give me a break!, Save it!
   [ shaò xiān duì ]    Young Pioneers of China, abbr. for 少年先鋒隊|少年先锋队[Shao4 nian2 Xian1 feng1 dui4]
   [ shaò ér ]    child
   [ shaò ér ]    not suitable for children
   [ shaǒ ]    a short while, soon
   [ shaǒ roù ]    (coll.) (usually used in the negative) (can't) hurt (to do sth), (won't) hurt (to do sth)
   [ shaò zhuàng laǒ shāng beī ]    if you are lazy in your prime, you'll be sorry in your old age
   [ shaò zhuàng paì ]    young guard, young and vigorous group with new ideas, new wave
   [ shaò ]    girl, young lady
   [ shaò fēng ]    Jungfrau, peak in Switzerland
   [ shaò liǎn hūn shì bàn chéng quán ]    When the girl smiles, the matchmaker's job is half done. (idiom)
   [ shaò naǐ nai ]    young lady of the house, wife of the young master
   [ shaò ]    young married woman
   [ shaǒ ān zaò ]    keep calm, don't get excited, don't be impatient
   [ shaǒ ān zaò ]    variant of 少安毋躁[shao3 an1 wu2 zao4]
   [ shaò jiàng ]    major general, rear admiral, air vice marshal
   [ shaò weì ]    second lieutenant (army rank)
   [ shaò nián ]    early youth, youngster, (literary) youth, young man
   [ shaò nián zhī jiā ]    children's center, children's club
   [ shaò nián xiān fēng duì ]    Young Pioneers of China (primary school league, a preparation for Communist Youth League), abbr. to 少先隊|少先队
   [ shaò nián laǒ laí bàn ]    husband and wife in youth, companions in old age
   [ shaò nián gōng ]    Children's Palace, institution where children can take part in various extracurricular activities
   [ shaò nián fàn ]    young criminal, juvenile delinquent
   [ shaò nián laǒ chéng ]    accomplished though young, lacking youthful vigor
   [ shaò ]    Minor Treasurer in imperial China, one of the Nine Ministers 九卿[jiu3 qing1]
   [ shaǒ chéng duō ]    Many little things add up to sth great (idiom); many a mickle makes a muckle
   [ shaǒ fàng ]    to add less (of a spice etc)
   [ shaǒ shù ]    small number, few, minority
   [ shaǒ shù mín ]    national minority, ethnic group
   [ shaǒ shù mín xiāng ]    ethnic township (formal village level subdivision of PRC county)
   [ shaǒ yoǔ ]    rare, infrequent
   [ shaò dōng ]    boss's son, young master
   [ shaò lín ]    the Shaolin monastery and martial arts school
   [ shaò lín ]    Shaolin Temple, Buddhist monastery famous for its kung fu monks
   [ shaò ]    junior ranking officer in Chinese army, major, lieutenant commander
   [ shaǒ gēn jīn ]    (coll.) dim-witted, foolish, absent-minded
   [ shaò ye ]    son of the boss, young master of the house, your son (honorific)
   [ shaò nán shaò ]    boys and girls, teenagers
   [ shaǒ zhì ]    oligodendrocytes (Greek: cells with few branches), a type of cell in central nervous system, oligodendroglia
   [ shaǒ guǎn xián shì ]    Mind your own business!, Don't interfere!
   [ shaò ]    young and pretty, pretty girl
   [ shaǒ jiàn ]    rare, not familiar (to the speaker), sth rarely experience, hard to see
   [ shaǒ jiàn duō ]    lit. rarely seen, very strange (idiom); to express amazement due to lack of experience, naive expression of excitement due to ignorance
   [ shaǒ ]    a little, a few
   [ shaǒ shuō weí jiā ]    Few words are best., Brevity is the soul of wit.
   [ shaǒ xuǎn ]    (literary) a little while
   [ shaǒ liàng ]    a smidgen, a little bit, a few
   [ shaǒ jiàn ]    soon, a short while, a narrow gap, slightly better (state of health)
   [ shaò yáng bìng ]    name of disease in TCM
   [ shaò yáng jīng ]    lesser yang gallbladder meridian of the leg (one of the 12 principal meridians of TCM)
   [ shaǒ qǐng ]    in a short while, presently
⇒    [ quē shaǒ ]    indispensable
⇒    [ shaǒ ]    many, a lot, not few
⇒    [ haǒ bu duō shaǒ ]    hardly any better, just as bad
⇒    [ rén yān shaǒ ]    no sign of human habitation (idiom); desolate
⇒    [ shaǒ shèng duō ]    using the few to defeat the many (idiom); to win from a position of weakness
⇒    [ sēng duō zhoū shaǒ ]    lit. many monks and not much gruel (idiom), fig. not enough to go around, demand exceeds supply
⇒    [ xiōng duō shaǒ ]    everything bodes ill, no positive signs (idiom); inauspicious, everything points to disaster
⇒    [ liú shaò ]    Liu Shaoqi (1898-1969), Chinese communist leader, a martyr of the Cultural Revolution
⇒    [ duō shì shaǒ shì ]    it is better to avoid unnecessary trouble (idiom), the less complications the better
⇒    [ duō duō shaǒ shaǒ ]    to some extent, more or less
⇒    [ duō duō shaǒ shaǒ ]    to some extent, more or less
⇒    [ duō shaǒ ]    number, amount, somewhat
⇒    [ duō shao ]    how much?, how many?, (phone number, student ID etc) what number?
⇒    [ duō shaǒ yoǔ xiē ]    somewhat, more or less
⇒    [ duō zaī huā shaǒ zaī ]    talk nicely and avoid disputes, give compliments and not remarks
⇒ 退   [ duō tuì shaǒ ]    (after a sum has been paid in advance) to refund (in case of overpayment) or be reimbursed (in case of underpayment)
⇒    [ guǎ èr shaǒ shuāng ]    peerless, second to none (idiom)
⇒    [ shaǒ zhī yoù shaǒ ]    very few, very little
⇒    [ shaò nán shaò ]    boys and girls, teenagers
⇒    [ nián shaò ]    young, junior
⇒    [ nián shaò zhī ]    young and inexperienced, unsophisticated
⇒    [ shaǒ ]    absolutely necessary, indispensable, essential
⇒    [ shaǒ chéng ]    absolute necessity, sine qua non
⇒    [ è shaò ]    young thug, malicious young ruffian
⇒    [ huò duō huò shaǒ ]    more or less
⇒    [ zuì shaǒ ]    at least, minimum, lowest (amount), minimal
⇒    [ yoǔ shaǒ míng tang ]    there is a lot to it, not a straightforward matter
⇒    [ shaǒ ]    very little, very few
⇒    [ shaǒ shù ]    extremely few, a small minority
⇒    [ yáng chǎng è shaò ]    city infested with foreign adventurers (esp. of Shanghai in pre-Liberation China) (idiom)
⇒    [ haǐ jūn shaò ]    lieutenant commander
⇒    [ jiǎn shaǒ ]    to lessen, to decrease, to reduce, to lower
⇒    [ láng duō roù shaǒ ]    many wolves and not enough meat, not enough to go around
⇒    [ nán laǒ shaò ]    men, women, young and old, all kinds of people, people of all ages
⇒    [ shū moú shaǒ lvè ]    unable to plan, inept at strategy (idiom)
⇒    [ bàn xuè bǎn jiǎn shaǒ zōng zhēng ]    severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS)
⇒    [ duǎn shaǒ ]    to be short of the full amount
⇒    [ shaǒ ]    sparse, rare
⇒    [ shaǒ chéng duō ]    Many little things add up to sth great., Many little drops make an ocean. (idiom)
⇒    [ kōng zhōng shaò ye ]    airline steward
⇒    [ kōng shaò ]    airline steward (abbr. for 空中少爺|空中少爷[kong1 zhong1 shao4 ye5])
⇒    [ zhoū shaǒ sēng duō ]    see 僧多粥少[seng1 duo1 zhou1 shao3]
⇒    [ quē shaǒ ]    lack, shortage of, shortfall, to be short (of), to lack
⇒    [ quē xīn shaǒ feì ]    brainless, stupid
⇒    [ quē shaǒ shí ]    short of food and clothing, destitute
⇒    [ laǒ laí shaò ]    old but young at heart
⇒    [ laǒ shaò ]    the old and the young
⇒    [ laǒ shaò xián ]    suitable for young and old
⇒    [ laǒ shaò ]    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.
⇒    [ laǒ shaò jiē ]    suitable for both the young and the old
⇒    [ zhì shaǒ ]    at least, (to say the) least
⇒    [ huā yoǔ chóng kaī rén zaì shaò nián ]    a flower may blossom again, but a person cannot get young again (proverb)
⇒    [ nuò shaǒ ]    Nouakchott, capital of Mauritania (Tw)
⇒    [ guò shaǒ ]    too few, insufficient
⇒    [ jiǔ féng zhī qiān beī shaǒ ]    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
⇒    [ qián duō shì shaǒ jiā jìn ]    lots of money, less work, and close to home, ideal job
⇒    [ qīng shaò nián ]    adolescent, youth, teenager
⇒    [ xiǎn shaǒ ]    very few, rarely