Last modified on 3 June 2014, at 10:12

很少

ChineseEdit

simpl. and trad.

EtymologyEdit

Literally “very few”.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

很少

  1. seldom

See alsoEdit

Usage notesEdit

Few Chinese dictionaries have an entry for this word because it is seen as too obvious a compound of its parts from a Chinese perspective, though it is more opaque from the perspective of speakers of other languages such as English.