Last modified on 21 December 2014, at 07:57

很少

ChineseEdit

very; rather; quite
 
young; few; little; lack
simp. and trad.
(很少)

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.