很少

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Chinese[edit]

very; rather; quite
 
young; few; little; lack
simp. and trad.
(很少)

Etymology[edit]

Literally “very few”.

Pronunciation[edit]


Adverb[edit]

很少

  1. seldom

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Usage notes[edit]

Few Chinese dictionaries have an entry for this word because it is seen as too obvious a compound of its parts from a Chinese perspective, though it is more opaque from the perspective of speakers of other languages such as English.