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Grammar detail: 少なくとも(すくなくとも)

少なくとも(すくなくとも) - at least
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すく
なくとも
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verb phrase
means
at least ~
しんぶん
新聞
ために
すく
なくとも
BKレベル
かんじ
漢字
べんきょう
勉強
しなければならない

You will need to study at least BK level kanji in order to be able to read a newspaper.
The meaning and usage of 少なくとも are equivalent to
すく
なく
かんが
えても (which could be used instead in any situation you might use 少なくとも. As a result it is increasingly common to hear 少なくても, although this is still technically incorrect. とも is an older form of ても or しても which survives only in specific set phrases such as this.
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Kanji used in this grammar

ショウ   すこ a little   すくない few   
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コウ   かんがえる to think about, consider   
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シン   あたらしい    あら    にい- new   
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ブン   モン   き to listen, to hear   きこえる to be heard   
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ドク   トク   トウ   よ to read   
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カン    Chinese   
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ジ   character   あざ village section   
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ベン    exertion   
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キョウ   ゴウ   つよ strong   つよまる to get stronger   つよめる to strengthen   しいる to compel, to force   
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