Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

xiǎo

  1. xiǎo adjective small / tiny / insignificant
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Scale 规模
    Notes: Adjectives of size, such as 小, must precede adjectives of shape. For example, 小方桌 'small square table' (Unihan '小'; Sun 2006, loc. 1766).
  2. xiǎo noun Kangxi radical 42
    Domain: Radicals 部首
    Notes: (ABC back cover; GHC p. 7)
  3. xiǎo prefix indicates lack of seniority or young age
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Affixes 附类
    Notes: In this use, 小 is a 指小 'diminutive' venacular prefix used with a noun or person's surname to indicate familiarity (Sun 2006, loc. 691).

Contained in

小时大小大小写小巧小型小篆小学生小鹰小标题小于小节小学空中小姐小姐小轮车小伙子小伙儿从小小伙小气小心小数小说小满小暑小雪小寒最小公倍数小提琴小萝卜小应用程序区分大小写小米小孩儿小孩小麦小朋友胆小小牛儿王小花缩小微小小便小组大同小异小型计算机系统接口渺小细小小鬼小数点小心翼翼

Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《歷書》 Calendars 153
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷十三 志第三 歷下 Volume 13 Treatises 3: Calendar 2 96
Book of Wei 《魏書》 卷107下 律曆志三下 Volume 107b Treatise 3: Treatise on Music and Calendars 2 76
Book of Wei 《魏書》 卷107上 律曆志三上 Volume 107a Treatise 3: Treatise on Music and Calendars 1 72
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 70
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 第一 律曆上 律準 候氣 Volume 91: Rhythm and the Calendar Part One 69
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷十二 志第二 歷上 Volume 12 Treatises 2: Calendar 1 68
Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷三十三 志第十三: 曆二 Volume 33 Treatises 13: Calendar 2 67
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷十八 志第八 律曆下 Volume 18 Treatises 8: Rhythm and the Calendar Part Three 66
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷十七 志第七 律曆中 Volume 17 Treatises 7: Rhythm and the Calendar Part Two 59

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
小国 小國 非我小國敢弋殷命 Book of Documents 《尚書》 周書 多士 Zhou Shu - Numerous Officers 54
小邾 小邾 小邾射不在三叛之數 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 序 Preface 24
小大 小大 政有小大 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 序 Preface 13
小君 小君 葬我小君文薑 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 莊公 Lord Zhang 10
小臣 小臣 越小臣 Book of Documents 《尚書》 周書 康誥 Zhou Shu - Announcement to the Prince of Kang 8
小星 小星 小星 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧召南‧小星 Lessons from the states - Odes Of Shao And The South - Xiao Xing 5
小戎 小戎 小戎 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧秦‧小戎 Lessons from the states - Odes of Qin - Xiao Rong 5
小旻 小旻 小旻 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 小雅‧節南山之什‧小旻 Minor odes of the kingdom - Jie Nan Shan Zhi Shen - Xiao Min 4
小宛 小宛 小宛 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 小雅‧節南山之什‧小宛 Minor odes of the kingdom - Jie Nan Shan Zhi Shen - Xiao Wan 4
可小 可小 汔可小休 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 大雅‧生民之什‧民勞 Greater odes of the kingdom - Decade Of Sheng Min - Min Lu 4