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English Definitionat least; minimum; lowest (amount); minimal
Simplified Script最少
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄗㄨㄟˋ ㄕㄠˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)zeoi3siu2
Part of Speech(副) adverb
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
zuìmost; the most; -est (superlative suffix)
shǎofew; less; to lack; to be missing; to stop (doing something); seldom

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Words With Same Head Word    
最后zuìhòufinal; last; finally; ultimate
最近zuìjìnrecent; recently; these days; latest; soon; nearest (of locations); shortest (of routes)
最初zuìchūfirst; primary; initial; original; at first; initially; originally
最好zuìhǎobest; (you) had better (do what we suggest)
最佳zuìjiāoptimum; optimal; peak; best (athlete, movie etc)
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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