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English Definitionto lessen; to decrease; to reduce; to lower
Simplified Script减少
Traditional Script減少
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄐㄧㄢˇ ㄕㄠˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)gaam2siu2
Part of Speech(形) adjective
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=4; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
jiǎnto lower; to decrease; to reduce; to subtract; to diminish
shǎofew; less; to lack; to be missing; to stop (doing something); seldom

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
减轻jiǎnqīngto lighten; to ease; to alleviate
减肥jiǎnféito lose weight
减弱jiǎnruòto weaken; to fall off
减低jiǎndīto lower; to reduce
减产jiǎnchǎnto lose output; a drop in crop yield; reduction in production
Words With Same Tail Word    
不少bùshǎomany; a lot; not few
至少zhìshǎoat least; (to say the) least
缺少quēshǎolack; shortage of; shortfall; to be short (of); to lack
或多或少huò duō huò shǎomore or less
最少zuìshǎoat least; minimum; lowest (amount); minimal
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