小小xiǎo xiǎo

very small

Meaning

Primary Meaning:

very small

Mnemonic:

Chihuahuas are very popular for their small (小) size. But chihuahuas can be very vocal despite their tiny (小) body.


Alternative Meaning:

very few and very minor

Reading

Mnemonic:

At a party, the host's pet chihuahua barked and barked and gradually people lost temper and shouted (xiǎo) to the little dog even though they knew shouting (xiǎo) would only make things worst.


Alternative Reading:

xiao3 xiao3 and xiao xiao

Characters

Character:

and

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