少ない, 少い, 尠い, 寡い, すくない

  • sukunai
JLPT 5

Definition of 少ない,少い,尠い,寡い,すくない

adjective (keiyoushi)

  • few
  • a little
  • scarce
  • insufficient
  • seldom

Related Kanji

few, little
at least, not a little
widow, minority, few

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Examples of 少ない,少い,尠い,寡い,すくない in a Sentence

この病気勝てる少ない
Not many survive this disease.
It is sad that so few people give money to help the hungry.
には知人多い友人少ない
He has many acquaintances but few friends.
はわたしらに少ない賃金しかくれなかった
He has given us indecent wages.
そう思っている少ない
Few people think so.
Everybody is supposed to know the law, but few people really do.
速度遅い熱発生少なくなると考えられている
It is thought that the lower speed reduces heat generation.
My savings are so small that they won't last much longer.
Europe has a smaller population than Asia.
今年台風少なかった
We have had few typhoons this autumn.

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