Last modified on 7 June 2014, at 14:31

TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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Stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

Pictogram (象形) : four sand granules. In Oracle bone form, it is depicted as four dots. Original form of (sand).

Han characterEdit

(radical 42 +1, 4 strokes, cangjie input 火竹 (FH), four-corner 90200, composition丿)

  1. few, less, inadequate

Derived charactersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 296, character 20
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 7475
  • Dae Jaweon: page 590, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 561, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+5C11

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping siu2, siu3, Yale siu2, siu3)

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HakkaEdit

HanziEdit

(POJ sháu, shàu, shéu, shèu, Guangdong sau3 [Bao'an, Dongguan, Hong Kong]; s'au3, s'au5, s'eu3, s'eu5 [Kwangtung]; s'au3 (shau3), s'au5 (shau5) [Hailu, Meixian]; seu3, seu5 [Siyan], Hagfa Pinyim sau3, sau4, seu3, seu4)

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ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(so)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: so, McCune-Reischauer: so)
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MandarinEdit

PronunciationEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin shǎo (shao3), Wade-Giles shao3)

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AdjectiveEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin shǎo)

  1. few, little
  2. inadequate
AntonymsEdit
  • (duō, "a lot")

VerbEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin shǎo)

  1. to lack, to be short of
  2. to lose
  3. to stop

AdverbEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin shǎo)

  1. seldom

AdjectiveEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin shào)

  1. young
    • 年轻 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad. and simp.]niánqīng [Pinyin] — young

CompoundsEdit


Min NanEdit

HanziEdit

(TLPA siáu (siau2), tsió (tsio2), siàu (siau3))

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(thiếu, thiểu, thẹo, thểu, thỉu, thẻo)

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