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Variants

Phonetic

Semantic

Apparent
    丿  丿
Mandarin
shao3, shao4
English
Definitions
few; young; lack; less; little; small; inadequate; to reduce
Mnemonic
To fall 丿 from what is already small
Etymology
Notes
Originally four small dots; said to be grains of sand: if so now contains the original meaning – also compare