小 (xiao): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

By | April 27, 2018

小 (Chinese PinYin: [xiǎo]; traditional Chinese: 小) may mean: (1) adj. small, e.g. 小孩 (child); (2) adj. youngest, e.g. 小女儿 (youngest daughter); (3) adj. used before the family name of a younger person as a form of familiar address, e.g. 小张 (Xiao Zhang); (4) adj. my, e.g. 小女 (my daughter); (5) adv. briefly, e.g. 小住几天 (stay for a few days); (6) adv. slightly, e.g. 牛刀小试 (a master hand’s first small display); (7) adv. nearly, e.g. 赚了小一万元 (earn nearly ten thousand yuan); (8) noun. children, e.g. 上有老,下有小 (have both parents and children to care for); (9) noun. concubine, e.g. 做小的 (be one’s concubine). It is one of the most common Chinese characters and can combine with other characters to form various phrases and expressions.

1. How to pronounce 小?

Chinese Pinyin: [xiǎo]

Pronunciation examples: Please click to play the below audio.

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2. Synonyms And Antonyms of 小

Synonyms: 幼, 不大,

Antonyms: 大,

3. What are the fixed expression, collocation and idioms that contains 小.

Fixed expression: 小动作 (petty trick), 大小 (size), 小孩 (child), 小朋友 (kid), 小白脸儿 (pretty-faced young man), 小二 (young waiter), 小卖部 (small shop), 小品 (short play), 小时 (hour), 小型 (small-scale),

Collocation: 小声点 (be quiet), 小镇 (small town), 小女子 (little women), 小鸭 (little duck), 小女儿 (youngest daughter),

Idioms: 小题大作 (make a fuss over a trifling matter), 大材小用 (make little use of a great talent), 大同小异 (be very similar), 胆小如鼠 (be as timid as a mouse), 雕虫小技 (insignificant skill), 非同小可 (it is a serious matter), 牛刀小试 (a master hand’s first small display),

Terminologies: 小儿麻痹症 (polio),

4. How to use 小 in a sentence?

Below are some example sentences and quotes containing 小.

4.1 你们小狗在隔壁的小房间里。

Translation: Your puppies are in the small room next door.

4.2 他在她的车里里藏了一把小手枪。

Translation: He stowed a small pistol in her car.

4.3 这是我的小女儿

Translation: This is my youngest daughter.

4.4 你自己小心点, 我过几天再来看你.

Translation: Take care of yourself, and be careful. I will come back to see you in a few days.

4.5 我儿子很小就学会了如何使用电脑。

Translation: My son learned how to use a computer when he was still a little kid.

4.6 一首歌的副歌经常被认为是歌曲中最重要的部分,如果做得好的话,在你听到它后, 它能在你的脑海里停留数个小时甚至数天。

Translation: A song’s chorus is often regarded as the most vital part of the song and the part that if done correctly sticks in your head for hours, even days after you’ve heard it.

4.7 那个小渔村后来变成了一个工业中心。

Translation: The small fishing village later became an industrial center.

4.8 老师来了, 小声点!

Translation: The teacher is coming, be quiet!

5. Stroke Order

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