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Adverb (fukushi)
Noun (futsuumeishi)
small quantity, little, few, somethingun peu, une petite quantité

little whileun instant
short distanceune courte distanceнемного, немножкоein wenig, ein bisschen, etwas, einen Moment, einen Augenblick, ein kleines Stück (Weges), überhaupt nicht
ON: ショウKUN: すく.ない, すこ.し
few, little

Example sentences
少しテレビを見てもいいですか。Parts: 少し (すこし), テレビ, 見る (みる), 良い (よい), ですかWould you mind if I watched TV for a while?
Do you mind if I watch TV for a while?

子供に少し愛情を注いで見給え、すると君におびただしい愛情が戻ってくる。Parts: 子供 (こども), 少し (すこし), 愛情 (あいじょう), 注ぐ (そそぐ), 見る (みる), 給う (たまう), すると, (きみ), 夥しい (おびただしい), 愛情 (あいじょう), 戻って来る (もどってくる)Give a little love to a child, and you get a great deal back.

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