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English Definitionhow much; how many; which (number); as much as
See alsoduōshǎo number; amount; somewhat
Simplified Script多少
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄉㄨㄛ ㄕㄠ˙
Cantonese (Jyutping)do1siu2
Part of Speech(副) adverb, (数) numeral, (疑) question word
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=1; TOP=Basic,Intermediate
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

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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
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