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English Definitionnumber; amount
Simplified Script多寡
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄉㄨㄛ ㄍㄨㄚˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)do1gwaa2
Part of Speech(名) noun
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Advanced
Word Decomposition
duōmany; much; often; a lot of; numerous; more; in excess; how (to what extent); multi-; Taiwan pr. [duo2] when it means "how"
guǎfew; scant; widowed

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
多少duōshaohow much; how many; which (number); as much as
多么duōmehow (wonderful etc); what (a great idea etc); however (difficult it may be etc); (in interrogative sentences) how (much etc); to what extent
多数duōshùmajority; most
多半duōbànmost; mostly; most likely
多亏duōkuīthanks to; luckily
Words With Same Tail Word    
孤寡gūguǎorphans and widows; to be lonely; loneliness
守寡shǒuguǎto live as widow; to observe widowhood
众寡zhòngguǎthe many or the few
守活寡shǒu huó guǎto stay at home while one's husband is away; grass widow
敌众我寡dí zhòng wǒ guǎmultitude of enemies, few friends (idiom from Mencius); heavily outnumbered; beaten by the weight of numbers
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