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English Definitionfrom childhood; as a child
Simplified Script从小
Traditional Script從小
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄘㄨㄥˊ ㄒㄧㄠˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)cung4siu2
Part of Speech(副) adverb
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
cóngfrom; since; via; passing through; through (a gap); past; ever (followed by negative, meaning never); (formerly pr. [zong4] and related to ) to follow; to comply with; to obey; to join; to engage in; adopting some mode of action or attitude; follower; retainer; accessory; accomplice; related by common paternal grandfather or earlier ancestor; (Chinese surname)
xiǎosmall; tiny; few; young

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
从前cóngqiánpreviously; formerly; once upon a time
从…起cóng … qǐstarting from …
从…到…cóng … dào …from … to …
从事cóngshìto go for; to engage in; to undertake; to deal with; to handle; to do
从而cóng'érthus; thereby
Words With Same Tail Word    
大小dàxiǎodimension; magnitude; size; measurement; large and small; at any rate; adults and children; consideration of seniority
缩小suōxiǎoto reduce; to decrease; to shrink
微小wēixiǎominute (i.e. extremely small); infinitesimal
细小xìxiǎotiny; fine; minute
国小guóxiǎoelementary school (Taiwan); abbr. for 国民小学
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