少し [すこし] (sukoshi)
Meaning: a bit...
Example: A bit cold
JLPT Level: 4
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|Amatuka||Don't get sukoshi confused with chiisai|
少し : sukoshi samui desu (a bit cold)
小さい : chiisai neko desu (a little cat)
|Amatuka||少し 【すこし】 (adv,n) (1) small quantity; little; few; something; (2) little while; (3) short distance; (P)|
|Miki||Roma-ji in red is wrong, it should be s_U_koshi.|| |
|Amatuka||*sigh* romaji will be the death of me.|| |
|bamboo4||彼は少しおそいですね is a bit confusing because it could also mean "he's a bit slow." 彼はすこし遅れてますね would sound clearer.|| |
|GenkiGuy||ex #4934 - "This soup needs a bit of salt." reads better in English.|| |
|dc||actually the translation is not that literal. 足りない means not enough. so "this soup's saltiness is not quite enough". i prefer literal translations as my english is fine - would rather know exactly what the japanese way of saying it is.|| |
|誠||彼はちょっと遅いですね。Would be better?|| |
|bambo4||彼はちょっと遅いですね would be better, but we are here concerned with すこし.|
|KWhazit||For #4934, how about "This soup is [a bit] short on salt" or "This soup isn't quite salty enough"?|| |
|herinapotter||What's the difference between 少し and ちょっと?|| |
|IMABI||Sukoshi is more formal than chotto. I teach Japanese myself at www.freewebs.com/kanjiwebs/ |
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