Tuesday, January 28, 2014

0114 - 少[소] - 적다, 많지 아니하다 - few, less, inadequate

The Story [이야기] :

  • This is a pictophonetic character.  "A single slash" 丿 suggests the meaning, while 小[소] suggests the sound.  Something small/petty 小 when further sliced 丿 becomes less or fewer.
  • Some people want to be young like a child 小 by "slashing away" 丿 a portion of their age.   

Stroke Order [획순] :

New Vocabulary [새로운 단어] :

소수 [] - a small number; a minority; a few
노소 [] - young and old; age and youth
소시 [] - one's youth; one's boyhood
소녀 [] - a young [little] girl; a maid (-en)
소년 [] - a boy; a lad; a youth
청소년 [] - young boys and girls; teenagers; juveniles; youth; the younger generation
소년군 [] - boy scouts


Example Sentences [예문] :

최근의 설문 조사에 의하면,  들은 정적인 직업을 원하는 것으로 드러났습니다.
According to a recent survey, Korean teenagers were found to want stable jobs.

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