The Chinese word 稍微 is an adverb that means “a little bit” or “slightly”. It is often used to modify verbs or adjectives to indicate a small degree of change or difference. For example, you might use 稍微 to describe a change in temperature, such as 今天稍微冷一点 meaning “It’s a little bit colder today”. It can also be used to soften a request or suggestion, such as 你能稍微慢一点说话吗？ meaning “Could you please speak a little bit slower?”. Overall, 稍微 is a versatile and commonly used word in Chinese.
Adverb: a little bit
|我只需要稍微休息一下||wǒ zhǐ xūyào shāo wēi xiūxí yīxià||I just need to rest a little bit|
|她只要稍微调整一下就可以了||tā zhǐyào shāo wēi tiáozhěng yīxià jiù kěyǐle||She just needs to make a slight adjustment|
|他稍微有点紧张||tā shāo wēi yǒudiǎn jǐnzhāng||He’s a little bit nervous|
|我们需要稍微等一会儿||wǒmen xūyào shāo wēi děng yīhuìr||We need to wait a little while|
|这个问题稍微有点复杂||zhège wèntí shāo wēi yǒudiǎn fùzá||This problem is a little bit complex|
|请你稍微往前走一步||qǐng nǐ shāo wēi wǎng qián zǒu yībù||Please take a step forward|
|我只是稍微迟到了一点||wǒ zhǐshì shāo wēi chídào le yīdiǎn||I was just a little bit late|
|她稍微有点生气||tā shāo wēi yǒudiǎn shēngqì||She’s a little bit angry|
稍微 is part of HSK Level 4 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 5.