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English Definitionhour
Simplified Script小时
Traditional Script小時
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄒㄧㄠˇ ㄕˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)siu2si4
Part of Speech(名) noun
Measure Words
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=2; TOP=Basic
Word Decomposition
xiǎosmall; tiny; few; young
shío'clock; time; when; hour; season; period; (Chinese surname)

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
小姐xiǎojieyoung lady; miss; (slang) prostitute
小孩儿xiǎoháirerhua variant of 小孩, child
小学xiǎoxuéelementary school; primary school
小心xiǎoxīnto be careful; to take care
Words With Same Tail Word    
同时tóngshíat the same time; simultaneously
当时dāngshíthen; at that time; while
及时jíshíin time; promptly; without delay; timely
临时línshías the time draws near; at the last moment; temporary; interim; ad hoc
暂时zànshítemporary; provisional; for the time being
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