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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 少 (shou)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 少 (shou)

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MEANING:

few, little

HOW TO READ:

On: shou
Kun: suku.nai, suko.shi

COMPOUNDS:

少し (sukoshi): small quantity, little, few
少年 (shounen): boy, juvenile, young boy
多少 (tashou): more or less, somewhat, a little
減少 (genshou): decrease, reduction, decline
少数 (shousuu): minority, few
最少 (saishou): smallest, minimum, least
希少 (kishou): scarce, rare
寡少 (kashou): little, few, scanty
弱小 (jakushou): puniness, youth
過少 (kashou): too few
些少 (sashou): trifling, little, few
僅少 (kinshou): a few, a little, small amount
軽少 (keishou): trifling, slight
少佐 (shousa): major, lieutenant commander
少々 (shoushou): just a minute, small quantity
少量 (shouryou): small dose, small quantity
少額 (shougaku): small sum, small denomination
幼少 (youshou): infancy, childhood, tender age
少憩 (shoukei): short rest, recest
少子 (shoushi): low birth rate
少女 (shoujo): young lady, little girl, maiden
少しも (sukoshimo): anything of, not one bit
少ない (sukunai): few, a little, scarce
青少年 (seishounen): youth, young person
最年少 (sainenshou): youngest
幼少期 (youshouki): (early) childhood
少しずつ (sukoshizutsu): little by little
少なくとも (sukunakutomo): at least
少数意見 (shousuuiken): minority opinion
少数民族 (shousuuminzoku): minority peoples


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

わたしは多少彼女の癖も心得ている。
watashi wa tashou kanojo no kuse mo kokoroete iru.
I have some knowledge of her habits.

彼は目をあけて、少しほほえむように顔をゆがめた。
kare wa me o akete, sukoshi hohoemu you ni kao o yugameta.
He opened his eyes and managed a kind of a half-smile.

だから、少なくとも個人的には、不平を言ういわれはない。
dakara, sukunaku tomo kojinteki ni wa, fuhei o iu iware wa nai.
So personally, at least, I have no cause for complaint.

人口減少がおよぼす影響について考える前に、いったん議論を中断して、データをもう少し詳しく見ることにする。
jinkou genshou ga oyobosu eikyou ni tsuite kangaeru mae ni, ittan giron o chuudan shite, deeta o mou sukoshi kuwashiku miru koto ni suru.
We must pause and drill into the numbers a bit before we consider the consequences of a declining population.

労働力として少数民族と女性の理数系学生の受け入れ枠を拡大すべく奨学金を準備しているところだ。
roudouryoku to shite shousuu minzoku to josei no risuukei gakusei no ukeire waku o kakudai subeku shougakukin o junbi shite iru tokoro da.
We are making efforts to provide scholarships to expand the pool of minority and female math and science students.

彼の家族は旧体制の経済破綻に苦しみを味わい、彼は幼少のころから政治に関心を持ち、少年時代に国外に亡命し、青春の大半を対日闘争に捧げた。
kare no kazoku wa kyuutaisei no keizai hatan ni kurushimi o ajiwai, kare wa youshou no koro kara seiji ni kanshin o mochi, shounen jidai ni kokugai ni boumei shi, seishun no taihan o tainichi tousou ni sasageta.
He had been politicized in his childhood, gone into exile as a boy, and spent much of what should have been his youth struggling against the Japanese.

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