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On-yomi
ショウ
shou
Kun-yomi
すく.ない
suku.nai
すこ.し
suko.shi
Meaning few, little

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少し すこし
sukoshi
  1. adverb noun small quantity, little, few, something
  2. little while
  3. short distance
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少ない すくない
sukunai
adjective few, a little, scarce, insufficient, seldom
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多少 たしょう
tashou
no-adjective adverb noun more or less, somewhat, a little, some
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減少 げんしょう
genshou
noun auxillary suru verb no-adjective decrease, reduction, decline
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少年 しょうねん
shounen
noun boy, juvenile, young boy, youth, lad
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少々 しょうしょう
shoushou
Expression adverbial noun noun just a minute, small quantity
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少しも すこしも
sukoshimo
Expression adverb anything of, not one bit (with negative sentence)
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少なくとも すくなくとも
sukunakutomo
adverb at least
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青少年 せいしょうねん
seishounen
noun youth, young person
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少数 しょうすう
shousuu
noun no-adjective minority, few
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少女 しょうじょ
shoujo
noun little girl, maiden, young lady, female usually between 7 and 18 years old
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少量 しょうりょう
shouryou
na-adjective adverbial noun noun small dose, small quantity, narrowmindedness
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少女 おとめ
otome
noun little girl, maiden, young lady, female usually between 7 and 18 years old
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少なからず すくなからず
sukunakarazu
adverb considerably, not a little, in no small numbers
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希少 きしょう
kishou
na-adjective noun scarce, rare
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少佐 しょうさ
shousa
noun major, lieutenant commander, wing commander
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少額 しょうがく
shougaku
noun no-adjective small sum (e.g. of money), small denomination
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幼少 ようしょう
youshou
noun na-adjective no-adjective infancy, childhood, tender age
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最少 さいしょう
saishou
  1. no-adjective noun fewest, least, smallest (number), lowest, minimum
  2. youngest
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少将 しょうしょう
shoushou
noun no-adjective major general, rear admiral, air commodore
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幼少期 ようしょうき
youshouki
noun (early) childhood
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最年少 さいねんしょう
sainenshou
no-adjective youngest
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少数意見 しょうすういけん
shousuuiken
noun minority opinion
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過少 かしょう
kashou
na-adjective noun too few
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少尉 しょうい
shoui
noun second lieutenant, sublieutenant, ensign
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年少 ねんしょう
nenshou
na-adjective noun no-adjective youth
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美少年 びしょうねん
bishounen
noun handsome youth (male), pretty boy
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少年院 しょうねんいん
shounenin
noun reform school
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少年団 しょうねんだん
shounendan
noun Boy Scouts
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過少申告 かしょうしんこく
kashoushinkoku
noun under-reporting (e.g. income on a tax return)
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少い すくない
sukunai
adjective few, a little, scarce, insufficient, seldom
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少少 しょうしょう
shoushou
Expression adverbial noun noun just a minute, small quantity
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少くとも すくなくとも
sukunakutomo
adverb at least
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少数点 しょうすうてん
shousuuten
noun decimal point, radix point
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稀少 きしょう
kishou
na-adjective noun scarce, rare
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早少女 さおとめ
saotome
noun young female rice planter, young girl
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弱少 じゃくしょう
jakushou
na-adjective noun puniness, youth
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少と ちっと
chitto
  1. adverb usually kana a little bit
  2. a little while
少と ちと
chito
  1. adverb usually kana a little bit
  2. a little while
寡少 かしょう
kashou
na-adjective noun no-adjective little, few, scanty
額が少ない がくがすくない
gakugasukunai
Expression adjective insufficient (money, etc.)
希少価値 きしょうかち
kishoukachi
noun scarcity value, rarity value, preciousness
稀少価値 きしょうかち
kishoukachi
noun scarcity value, rarity value, preciousness
僅少 きんしょう
kinshou
no-adjective na-adjective (a) few, (a) little, trifling, insignificant, small (amount), scarce (stocks)
僅少差 きんしょうさ
kinshousa
noun narrow majority, shade of difference
軽少 けいしょう
keishou
na-adjective noun trifling, slight
口数が少ない くちかずがすくない
kuchikazugasukunai
Expression taciturn
今少し いますこし
imasukoshi
adverb a little more
些少 さしょう
sashou
na-adjective noun no-adjective trifling, little, few, slight
少しずつ すこしずつ
sukoshizutsu
adverb little by little
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