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减少 jiǎn shǎo: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

(减少 jiǎn shǎo) English Meaning

  • to lessen
  • to decrease
  • to reduce
  • to lower

Traditional Characters:  減少

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Sample Sentences

  • 这轮胎太硬,要减少一点压力。
    Zhè lúntāi tài yìng, yào jiǎnshǎo yīdiǎn yālì.
    The tire is too hard, so reduce the pressure a bit.
  • 为了减少摩擦,机器的可动部件常常涂上润滑油。
    Wèile jiǎnshǎo mócā, jīqì de kě dòng bùjiàn chángcháng tú shàng rùnhuá yóu.
    In order to reduce friction, the moving parts of a machine are often oiled.
  • 经理还没有想出一个适当的举措来减少多米诺效应。
    Jīnglǐ hái méiyǒu xiǎng chū yī gè shìdàng de jǔcuò lái jiǎnshǎo duōmǐnuò xiàoyìng.
    The manager has yet to come up with an appropriate move to reduce the domino effect.
  • 公司不希望裁减职工而希望通过正常的减员来减少其职工。
    Gōngsī bù xīwàng cáijiǎn zhígōng ér xīwàng tōngguò zhèngcháng de jiǎnyuán lái jiǎnshǎo qí zhígōng.
    The company doesn’t want to lay off workers and wants to reduce their workforce through regular attrition.
  • 开心时,书可以给你增加快乐;忧伤时,书可以给你减少哀愁。
    Kāixīn shí, shū kěyǐ gěi nǐ zēngjiā kuàilè; yōushāng shí, shū kěyǐ gěi nǐ jiǎnshǎo āichóu.
    When you are cheerful, books can increase your happiness; when you are sad, books can lessen your sorrow.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

减 (jiǎn): to lower; to decrease; to reduce; to subtract; to diminish

  •  (bīng): ice
  •  (xián): salted; salty; stingy; miserly

少 (shǎo): few; less; to lack; to be missing; to stop (doing something); seldom

  • (xiǎo): small
  • 丿 (piě): oblique

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