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 xiǎo small / tiny / few / young
Results beginning with 小
 xiǎo shuō novel / fiction / CL:本[ben3],部[bu4]
 xiǎo shí hour / CL:個|个[ge4]
 xiǎo jie young lady / miss / (slang) prostitute / CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4]
 xiǎo xué elementary school / primary school / CL:個|个[ge4]
 xiǎo zǔ group
 xiǎo qū neighborhood / district
 xiǎo xīn to be careful / to take care
 xiǎo zi (coll.) boy / (derog.) joker / guy / (despicable) fellow
 xiǎo hái child / CL:個|个[ge4]
 xiǎo xíng small scale / small size
 xiǎo dì little brother / I, your little brother (humble)
 xiǎo qiǎo small and exquisite / delicate / fine (features) / compact / nifty
 xiǎo mài wheat / CL:粒[li4]
 xiǎo shì trifle / trivial matter / CL:點|点[dian3]
 xiǎo kāng moderately affluent / well-off / a period of peace and prosperity
 xiǎo rén person of low social status (old) / I, me (used to refer humbly to oneself) / nasty person / vile character
 xiǎo tōu thief
 xiǎo zhèn small town / village
 xiǎo gǒu pup / puppy
 xiǎo shēng in a low voice / (speak) in whispers
 xiǎo ér young child / (humble) my son
 xiǎo r (coll.) early childhood / baby boy
 xiǎo yú less than, <
 xiǎo wū cabin / lodge / cottage / chalet / hut / shed
 xiǎo yǔ light rain / drizzle
 xiǎo chī snack / refreshments / CL:家[jia1]
 xiǎo pǐn short, simple literary or artistic creation / essay / skit
 xiǎo mèi little sister / girl / (Tw) young female employee working in a low-level role dealing with the public (assistant, waitress, attendant etc)
 xiǎo niǎo penis (kiddie term)
 xiǎo lù minor road / lane / pathway / trail
 xiǎo guǐ little demon (term of endearment for a child) / mischievous child / imp
 xiǎo chéng small town
 Xiǎo quán Koizumi (name) / KOIZUMI Jun'ichirō, Japanese LDP politician, prime minister 2001-2006
 xiǎo jié summary / short / brief / wrap-up
 Xiǎo xuě Xiaoxue or Lesser Snow, 20th of the 24 solar terms 二十四節氣|二十四节气 / 22nd November-6th December
 xiǎo dǎo isle
 xiǎo niú calf / (coll.) lower-priced model of Lamborghini
 xiǎo duì section (UK)
 Xiǎo bèi "Becks", nickname of British footballer David Beckham (see 貝克漢姆|贝克汉姆[Bei4 ke4 han4 mu3])
 xiǎo chē small model car / mini-car / small horse-cart / barrow / wheelbarrow / type of folk dance
 xiǎo dāo knife / CL:把[ba3]
 xiǎo dào bypath / trail / bribery as a means of achieving a goal / minor arts (Confucian reference to agriculture, medicine, divination, and other professions unworthy of a gentleman)
 xiǎo tuǐ lower leg (from knee to ankle) / shank
 xiǎo fù underbelly / lower abdomen
 xiǎo kàn to look down on / to underestimate
 xiǎo biān editor
 xiǎo qì stingy / miserly / narrow-minded / petty
便 xiǎo biàn to urinate / to pass water / urine
 xiǎo jī chick
 xiǎo huǒ young guy / lad / youngster / CL:個|个[ge4]
 xiǎo cài appetizer / small side dish / easy job / piece of cake / see also 小菜一碟[xiao3 cai4 yi1 die2]
 xiǎo chuán boat
 xiǎo mǐ millet
 xiǎo xiàng alley
 xiǎo zī petit bourgeois / yuppie / abbr. of 小資產階級|小资产阶级
 xiǎo hào trumpet / small size (clothes etc) / (coll.) number one / to urinate / (humble) our store
 Xiǎo lín Kobayashi (Japanese surname)
 xiǎo xī brook / streamlet
 xiǎo běn small capital / on a shoestring
 xiǎo hóng Xiaohong (person name)
 xiǎo yàng galley proof (printing) / unimpressive / (coll.) little guy (mild insult also used as an affectionate term)
 xiǎo mǎ colt / pony
 xiǎo chǒu clown
 Xiǎo Qiáo Xiao Qiao, one of the Two Qiaos, according to Romance of the Three Kingdoms 三國演義|三国演义[San1 guo2 Yan3 yi4], the two great beauties of ancient China
 xiǎo èr waiter
 xiǎo fàn peddler / hawker
 xiǎo bāo packet
 xiǎo jìng alley
 xiǎo sān mistress / the other woman (coll.) / grade 3 in elementary school
 xiǎo fèi tip / gratuity
 xiǎo diào xiaodiao, a Chinese folk song genre / minor key (in music)
 xiǎo qiú sports such as ping-pong and badminton that use small balls / see also 大球[da4 qiu2]
 xiǎo shù shrub / small tree / sapling / CL:棵[ke1]
 xiǎo qīng name of a person, Xiaoqing, from Madam White Snake
 xiǎo jié a minor matter / trivia / bar (music)
 xiǎo nu:3 my daughter (humble)
 xiǎo lán Xiaolan (person name)
 xiǎo shù small figure / small amount / the part of a number to the right of the decimal point (or radix point) / fractional part of a number / number between 0 and 1 / decimal fraction
 xiǎo yǎ one of the three main divisions of the Book of Songs 詩經|诗经
 xiǎo kě small / unimportant / (polite) my humble person
 xiǎo qù to despise / to have contempt for
 xiǎo míng pet name for a child / childhood name
 xiǎo chūn 10th month of the lunar calendar / Indian summer / crops sown in late autumn
 xiǎo zhǐ little finger
 xiǎo huáng (coll.) taxicab (Tw)
 xiǎo yáng lamb
 xiǎo bèi the younger generation
 xiǎo bō wavelet (math.)
 xiǎo jì subtotal
 xiǎo bào tabloid newspaper
 xiǎo shì to belittle / to look down upon / to despise
 xiǎo shǔ mouse
 xiǎo jiǎo bound feet (traditional)
 xiǎo píng vial
 xiǎo yuán small circle
 xiǎo mín ordinary people / commoner / civilian
 xiǎo qì to rest for a bit / to take a breather
 xiǎo yí (coll.) wife's younger sister / sister-in-law
 xiǎo cháng small intestine
 xiǎo bìng minor illness / indisposition
 xiǎo xiě lowercase
 xiǎo bā minibus
 xiǎo dòu see 紅豆|红豆[hong2 dou4]
 Xiǎo hán Lesser Cold, 23rd of the 24 solar terms 二十四節氣|二十四节气 / 6th-19th January
 xiǎo wǒ the self / the individual
 xiǎo gū husband's younger sister / sister-in-law
 xiǎo quǎn puppy / my son (humble)
 xiǎo shuì to nap / to doze
 xiǎo zú foot soldier / minor figure / a nobody / (chess) pawn
 xiǎo liàng a small quantity
 xiǎo dài pouch
 xiǎo guān petty official / minor functionary
 xiǎo piào receipt / banknote of small denomination
 xiǎo cōng shallot / spring onion / CL:把[ba3]
 xiǎo nóng smallholder
 xiǎo zhuàn sketch biography / profile
 xiǎo qiū hill / knoll
 Xiǎo chéng Hinayana, the Lesser Vehicle / Buddhism in India before the Mayahana sutras
 xiǎo shū husband's younger brother / brother-in-law
 xiǎo yóu outing / short trip
 Xiǎo gǎng Xiaogang or Hsiaokang district of Kaohsiung city 高雄市[Gao1 xiong2 shi4], south Taiwan
 xiǎo kāi (dialect) boss's son / rich man's son / young master
 xiǎo nǎo cerebellum (part of the brain)
 Xiǎo zhài Xiaozhai neighborhood of Xi'an
 xiǎo jiě to urinate / to empty one's bladder
 xiǎo zào mess hall for high-ranking cadres / (fig.) special treatment / cf. 大灶[da4 zao4]
 xiǎo xiàng small item / event (of program)
 xiǎo kǎo quiz
 xiǎo shé uvula
 xiǎo guò little mistake / minor offense / slightly too much
 xiǎo zhuàn the small or lesser seal, the form of Chinese character standardized by the Qin dynasty
 xiǎo gǔ snare drum
 xiǎo jiàn lunar month of 29 days / same as 小盡|小尽[xiao3 jin4]
 xiǎo chǎn to miscarry / a miscarriage / an abortion
 Xiǎo shǔ Xiaoshu or Lesser Heat, 11th of the 24 solar terms 二十四節氣|二十四节气 / 7th-22nd July
 xiǎo guà close-fitting (Chinese-style) upper garment
  minor offence / petty offence
 xiǎo bái (slang) novice / greenhorn / fool / idiot / abbr. for 小白臉|小白脸[xiao3 bai2 lian3], pretty boy
 xiǎo bǎo (bird species of China) little bustard (Tetrax tetrax)
 xiǎo biàn pigtail
 xiǎo cháo neap tide (the smallest tide, when moon is at first or third quarter)
 xiǎo chāo cheat sheet / crib sheet
 Xiǎo chuān Ogawa (Japanese surname)
 xiǎo chuí mallet / drumstick
 xiǎo dàn bomblet (of cluster bomb)
 Xiǎo dǎo Kojima (Japanese surname)
 xiǎo de I (when talking to a superior)
 xiǎo dī a drop
 xiǎo diàn small store
 xiǎo dōng Xiaodong (person name)
 dà xiǎo dimension / magnitude / size / measurement / large and small / at any rate / adults and children / consideration of seniority
 cóng xiǎo from childhood / as a child
 zuì xiǎo least / smallest
 suō xiǎo to reduce / to decrease / to shrink
 jiǎn xiǎo to reduce / to decrease / to diminish
 guó xiǎo elementary school (Taiwan) / abbr. for 國民小學|国民小学[guo2 min2 xiao3 xue2]
 xì xiǎo tiny / fine / minute
 dǎn xiǎo cowardice / timid
 wēi xiǎo minute (i.e. extremely small) / infinitesimal
 xiá xiǎo narrow
 miǎo xiǎo minute / tiny / negligible / insignificant
 ruò xiǎo small and weak / puny / the small and weak / children / women and children
 jiāo xiǎo petite / delicate / dainty
 shòu xiǎo slightly-built / petite
 ǎi xiǎo short and small / low and small / undersized
 jí xiǎo minimal / extremely small
 yòu xiǎo young / immature
 lǎo xiǎo the old and the young / the youngest member of the family
 fù xiǎo subsidiary primary school (originally attached to an institute, university etc) / abbreviation of 附屬小學|附属小学
 chū xiǎo lower elementary school / abbr. for 初级小学
 fà xiǎo (dialect) close childhood friend whom one grew up with / a couple who grew up as childhood friends
 miǎo xiǎo variant of 渺小[miao3 xiao3]
 miǎo xiǎo variant of 渺小[miao3 xiao3]
 qǐ xiǎo since childhood
 tǎo xiǎo (coll.) to take a concubine
 xiān xiǎo fine / delicate
 xì xiǎo tiny
 zuò xiǎo to become a concubine
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3+3小 3+3xiǎo zǔ Group 3 + 3
 Dèng Xiǎo píng Deng Xiaoping (1904-1997), Chinese communist leader, de facto leader of PRC 1978-1990 and creator of "socialism with Chinese characteristics"
 bàn xiǎo shí half hour
 yī xiǎo shí one hour
 zuì xiǎo huà to minimize
 dà xiǎo xiě capitals and lowercase letters
 xuè xiǎo bǎn blood platelet
便 dà xiǎo biàn using the toilet / urination and defecation
 dǎn xiǎo guǐ coward
 zuì xiǎo zhí least value / minimum
 Wáng Xiǎo bō Wang Xiaobo (1952-1997), scholar and novelist
 yī xiǎo cuō handful (of)
 shèn xiǎo qiú glomerulus (medicine)
 kāi xiǎo chāi to be absent-minded / to desert / to abscond from the army / absent without leave (AWOL)
 Sì Xiǎo lóng Four Asian Tigers / East Asian Tigers / Four Little Dragons (East Asian economic powers: Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong)
 chì xiǎo dòu see 紅豆|红豆[hong2 dou4]
穿 chuān xiǎo xié lit. to make sb wear tight shoes (idiom) / to make life difficult for sb
 chāo xiǎo lù to take the back roads / to take the side streets / to take the small paths
 Guō Xiǎo chuān Guo Xiaochuan (1919-1976), PRC communist poet, hero in the war with Japan, died after long persecution during Cultural Revolution
  cretinism
 bù xiǎo xīn heedless / careless
 chī xiǎo zào to be given special treatment / to be treated in a favored way
 chǒu xiǎo yā ugly duckling
 dà xiǎo jie eldest daughter of an affluent family / (polite) your daughter / bossy or indulged young woman / Miss High and Mighty
 duǎn xiǎo zhèng stunting
 fà xiǎo r erhua variant of 髮小|发小[fa4 xiao3]
 fēi xiǎo shuō non-fiction
 fú xiǎo mài unripe wheat grain (used in TCM)
 hé xiǎo tǐ nucleosome
 jiǎ xiǎo zi tomboy
 jiě xiǎo shǒu (coll.) to urinate
 jīn xiǎo fēng a parisitoid wasp (genus Nasonia)
 jí xì xiǎo extremely small / infinitesimal
 kāi xiǎo huì to whisper and chat (instead of listening during a meeting or lecture)
 kāi xiǎo zào to give preferential treatment / to give special attention
 Lǐ Xiǎo lóng Bruce Lee (1940-1973), Hong Kong actor and martial arts expert
 máo xiǎo náng follicle
 péi xiǎo xīn to be conciliatory or apologetic / to tread warily in dealing with sb
 qiāo xiǎo bèi to be masturbated by a prostitute
 qǐ xiǎo r erhua variant of 起小[qi3 xiao3]
 qǐ xiǎo r erhua variant of 起小[qi3 xiao3]
 shù xiǎo shí several hours
 tīng xiǎo gǔ ossicles (of the middle ear) / three ossicles, acting as levers to amplify sound, namely: stapes or stirrup bone 鐙骨|镫骨, incus or anvil bone 砧骨, malleus or hammer bone 錘骨|锤骨
 wài xiǎo tuǐ shin
 wú qióng xiǎo infinitesimal (in calculus) / infinitely small
 wú xiàn xiǎo infinitesimal / infinitely small
 xīn yǎn xiǎo see 小心眼[xiao3 xin1 yan3]
 yě xiǎo huí dill seed
 Zhōu Xiǎo chuān Zhou Xiaochuan (1948-), PRC banker and politician, governor of People's Bank of China 中國人民銀行|中国人民银行[Zhong1 guo2 Ren2 min2 Yin2 hang2] from 2002
 zuò xiǎo chāo to prepare a crib sheet / to crib / to cheat by copying
15国 1guó xiǎo zǔ Summit-level Group for South-South Consultations and Cooperation / Group of 15 / Group of fifteen
19 人  G19 / Group of 19
 wén jiàn dà xiǎo file size
 zhōng xiǎo qǐ yè small and medium enterprise
 yán qíng xiǎo shuō romantic fiction
 lǐng dǎo xiǎo zǔ leading small group (LSG), a CPC body that exercises general oversight on matters relating to a specific area (LSG for foreign affairs 外事工作, LSG for comprehensively deepening reforms 全面深化改革 / etc) / aka central leading group
 wǔ xiá xiǎo shuō a martial arts (wuxia) novel
 dà dà xiǎo xiǎo large and small / of all sizes
 jǐ ge xiǎo shí several hours
 cháng piān xiǎo shuō novel
 dà jīng xiǎo guài to make a fuss about nothing (idiom)
 dà jiē xiǎo xiàng great streets and small alleys (idiom) / everywhere in the city
 duǎn piān xiǎo shuō short story
 fēi tóng xiǎo kě extremely important / no small matter
 kē huàn xiǎo shuō science fiction novel
 dà tóng xiǎo yì virtually the same / differing only on small points
 Là bǐ Xiǎo xīn Crayon Shin-chan (クレヨンしんちゃん), Japanese manga and anime series popular in China
 sè qíng xiǎo shuō pornographic novel / dirty book
 zhōng piān xiǎo shuō novella
 liǎng xiǎo wú cāi innocent playmates
 kōng zhōng xiǎo jiě stewardess / air hostess
 rén yú xiǎo jie mermaid / the Little Mermaid
 yáng cháng xiǎo dào road as twisty as sheep's intestine (idiom) / narrow and winding road / fig. complicated and tricky job
 dà cái xiǎo yòng using a talented person in an insignificant position / a sledgehammer to crack a nut
 yīn xiǎo shī dà to save a little only to lose a lot (idiom)
 sān péi xiǎo jie female escort / bar girl
 zhāng huí xiǎo shuō novel in chapters, main format for long novels from the Ming onwards, with each chapter headed by a summary couplet
 bù jū xiǎo jié to not bother about trifles (idiom)
 bù wú xiǎo bǔ not be without some advantage / be of some help
 dà hū xiǎo jiào to shout and quarrel / to make a big fuss
 dǎn xiǎo rú shǔ chicken-hearted (idiom) / gutless
 dà tí xiǎo zuò to cut a long story short / a brief treatment of a complicated subject / fig. to treat an important question as a minor matter
 dǎ xiǎo suàn pán lit. to count on a narrow abacus (idiom) / petty and scheming selfishly / concerned with petty interests / selfish and uncaring of the interests of others / bean counter
 diāo chóng xiǎo jì insignificant talent / skill of no high order / minor accomplishment
 duǎn xiǎo jīng hàn (of a person) short but plucky (idiom) / (of an article) concise and forceful
 qū qū xiǎo shì trivial matter / trifle
 shì wú dà xiǎo see 事無巨細|事无巨细[shi4 wu2 ju4 xi4]
 wú míng xiǎo zú insignificant soldier (idiom) / a nobody / nonentity
 wú xiàn xiǎo shù infinitesimal / infinite decimal expansion
 yāo mó xiǎo chǒu insignificant wretch
  movement control cell / MovConC
  assessment panel
  action group
  aviation team
  ozone mini-hole
  Review Panel
  Communications Group
  street vendor
便  Facilitation Panel
  Vehicles Team
  Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team / Monitoring Team
  vehicle size
  dedicated team
  Emergency Response Team
  roving team
  naval cell
  county-level team
  area reduction
  minimal effect
  gated community
  start-up team
  Grupo de Apoyo Mutuo
  miniaturized satellite
  nyumbakumi
  Chairs Group
  Oversight Group
  Coordinating Group
  Counsellors Group
  Group on Evaluation
  Mediation Group
  Education Cluster
  Embargo Cell
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