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English Definitionnumber; amount; somewhat
See alsoduōshao how much; how many; which (number); as much as
Simplified Script多少
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄉㄨㄛ ㄕㄠˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)do1siu2
Word Decomposition
duōmany; much; often; a lot of; numerous; more; in excess; how (to what extent); multi-; Taiwan pr. [duo2] when it means "how"
shǎofew; less; to lack; to be missing; to stop (doing something); seldom

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
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
多多duōduōmany; much; a lot; lots and lots; more; even more
Words With Same Tail Word    
不少bùshǎomany; a lot; not few
减少jiǎnshǎoto lessen; to decrease; to reduce; to lower
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
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