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English Definitionminute (i.e. extremely small); infinitesimal
Simplified Script微小
Traditional ScriptSame
Pinyinwēixiǎo, Taiwan pr. wéixiǎo
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄨㄟ ㄒㄧㄠˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)mei4siu2
Part of Speech(形) adjective
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Advanced
Word Decomposition
wēitiny; miniature; slightly; profound; abtruse; to decline; one millionth part of; micro-; (Chinese surname); ancient Chinese state near present day Chongqing
xiǎosmall; tiny; few; young

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Words With Same Head Word    
微笑wēixiàosmile; to smile
微观wēiguānmicro-; sub-atomic
微弱wēiruòweak; faint; feeble
微不足道wēi bùzúdàonegligible; insignificant
Words With Same Tail Word    
大小dàxiǎodimension; magnitude; size; measurement; large and small; at any rate; adults and children; consideration of seniority
缩小suōxiǎoto reduce; to decrease; to shrink
从小cóngxiǎofrom childhood; as a child
细小xìxiǎotiny; fine; minute
国小guóxiǎoelementary school (Taiwan); abbr. for 国民小学
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