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adj./adv. small, little; briefly; slightly; nearly (followed by a numeral)
Other meanings
[xiǎo]   adj. young
[xiǎo]   radical. small
[xiǎo]   char. children, the young; concubine; (term of modesty) my, our; used before the family name of a younger person as a form of endearing address
Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
xiǎo shù
n. sapling, small tree
tā shì yì zhī xiǎo māo .
phr. It's a little kitty.
xiǎo shuì
v. to take a nap
zhè xiē dà mí yóu xiǎo èr shí jīn .
phr. The rice weighs almost twenty jin.
niú dāo xiǎo shì
idiom. to give a little display of one's great talent or skill
xiáo yǒu míng qi
phr. be quite famous