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数少ない
Readings
かずすくない
kazusukunai
Meanings
I-adjective (keiyoushi)
few in number

Kanji
ON: スウ, ス, サク, ソク, シュKUN: かず, かぞ.える, しばしば, せ.める, わずらわ.しい
number, strength, fate, law, figures

ON: ショウKUN: すく.ない, すこ.し
few, little

Conjugated forms
Example sentences
わたしたちはみな、人生において成功を収めようとするが、成功するのは、きわめて数少ない人たちである。Parts: 私たち (わたしたち), (みな), 人生 (じんせい), に於いて (において), 成功を収める (せいこうをおさめる), とする, 成功 (せいこう), 極めて (きわめて), 数少ない (かずすくない), 人達 (ひとたち), であるWe all try hard to make the grade in life, but only a few succeed.

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