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English Definitiontiny; fine; minute
Simplified Script细小
Traditional Script細小
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄒㄧˋ ㄒㄧㄠˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)sai3siu2
Part of Speech(形) adjective
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
thin or slender; finely particulate; thin and soft; fine; delicate; trifling; (of a sound) quiet; frugal
xiǎosmall; tiny; few; young

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细菌xìjūnbacterium; germ
细心xìxīncareful; attentive
细胞xìbāocell (biology)
细节xìjiédetails; particulars
细致xìzhìdelicate; fine; careful; meticulous; painstaking
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
微小wēixiǎominute (i.e. extremely small); infinitesimal
从小cóngxiǎofrom childhood; as a child
国小guóxiǎoelementary school (Taiwan); abbr. for 国民小学
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