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Translingual[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Note that there are two Unicode z-variants, with code points U+52A3 and U+F99D.

Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  (little, less) +  (strength). 少 also functions as phonetic.

Han character[edit]

(radical 19 +4, 6 strokes, cangjie input 火竹大尸 (FHKS), four-corner 90427, composition)

  1. bad, inferior
  2. slightly

References[edit]


Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Yale lyut3)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(ryeol) (hangeul , revised ryeol, McCune-Reischauer ryŏl)


Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin liè (lie4), Wade-Giles lieh4)


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(liệt, lẹt)