Resources > Japanese Dictionary

少数, しょうすう

  • shōsū
JLPT LEVEL 1

Definition

noun (common) (futsuumeishi), nouns which may take the genitive case particle `no'

  • minority
  • few

Examples of 少数,しょうすう in a Sentence

Yachts are for the wealthy few.
Only a handful of people know the fact.
A perfect knowledge of a few writers and a few subjects is more valuable than a superficial one of a great many.
A perfect knowledge of a few writers and a few subjects is more valuable than a superficial one of a great many.
れにも不満あるが、それ達観できるのは、ごく少数
Everyone seems to have a bone to pick with someone, but only a few people can be philosophical about it.
Nowadays, there are still a few groups of people in different parts of the world who do not have permanent homes.
Only a few understood what he said.
Few, if any, Americans grasped the significance of what had been accomplished.
You only have to make a few foreign friends to understand how harmful national stereotypes are.
The authors state quite categorically that the female members of only a small number of species also sing.

Related Study Lists

  • This list contains all words and kanji related to the JLPT N1 test. Official word and kanji lists are not available for these tests;...
Learn Japanese Online

Start Learning Japanese Now

Get Started
The Nihongo Master Podcast

Want to learn Japanese on the go?

Download our podcast to get all of our episodes featuring free Japanese lessons, news, and entertainment.

Download Now