r*z 发帖数: 1679  1 i wanted to say we have a long list but we want to focus on minimal/minimum activites (only the best ones worth our efforts). 
o********l 发帖数: 12430  2 focus on the core activities?
i wanted to say we have a long list but we want to focus on minimal/minimum
activites (only the best ones worth our efforts).
【在 r*z 的大作中提到】 : i wanted to say we have a long list but we want to focus on minimal/minimum activites (only the best ones worth our efforts).


r*z 发帖数: 1679  3 the context is not in the sense of choosing among the core or the minor.
it's a list of various suggested activities for the holidays. we have to
pick up a few (definately not all of them), and make it happen. we lack of
resources and time, so we can only put efforts on 1 or 2 (minimal/minium/
selected) of them to work on. so i said we wanted to work on the minimal/
minimum activities...i guess minimum suits here, cuz' minimal means
numerically the least which is 1 activity, but i intended to
【在 o********l 的大作中提到】 : focus on the core activities? : : i wanted to say we have a long list but we want to focus on minimal/minimum : activites (only the best ones worth our efforts).

s**d 发帖数: 787  4 minimal是形容词， minimum是名词。还是有很大的区别的。
minimum activites (only the best ones worth our efforts).
【在 r*z 的大作中提到】 : i wanted to say we have a long list but we want to focus on minimal/minimum activites (only the best ones worth our efforts).

r*z 发帖数: 1679  5 minimum –adjective
6.
noting or indicating a minimum.
7.
least possible: minimum risk.
8.
lowest: a minimum rate.
9.
pertaining to a minimum or minimums.
【在 s**d 的大作中提到】 : minimal是形容词， minimum是名词。还是有很大的区别的。 : : minimum activites (only the best ones worth our efforts).

n******t 发帖数: 4406  6 I think you can use "minimal number of activities" or "minimum activities".
of
least"
【在 r*z 的大作中提到】 : the context is not in the sense of choosing among the core or the minor. : it's a list of various suggested activities for the holidays. we have to : pick up a few (definately not all of them), and make it happen. we lack of : resources and time, so we can only put efforts on 1 or 2 (minimal/minium/ : selected) of them to work on. so i said we wanted to work on the minimal/ : minimum activities...i guess minimum suits here, cuz' minimal means : numerically the least which is 1 activity, but i intended to

z***1 发帖数: 371  7 people typically say
 minimal amount of work
 keep things to a minimum. Does that work? 
f********y 发帖数: 278  8 minimal 是所列的事物里的最小,minimum是无条件的最小.
The minimal salary payed to the four men...
the minimum salary in the nation.
minimum activites (only the best ones worth our efforts).
【在 r*z 的大作中提到】 : i wanted to say we have a long list but we want to focus on minimal/minimum activites (only the best ones worth our efforts).

O******e 发帖数: 734  9 "minimal" is usually a qualitative adjective,
meaning few, very little.
It can be used to describe either countable or
noncountable objects.
When used to describe a countable object, the exact
quantity of that object is not important, but the
sense that the quantity is few is important.
"He does minimal work." (noncountable work)
"He puts in minimal hours at work." (countable work hours)
Both sentences mean that he does not do a lot at work
(perhaps because he is lazy or not a good worker).
"minimum" is a quantitative adjective or noun,
meaning the least or the smallest in value.
More examples:
"He has minimal work experience in this field."
(He has very little or no significant work
experience in this field..)
"He does not meet the minimum age requirement
to apply for this job."
(All job candidates must be at least x years old.)
"He earns minimal pay."
"He earns the minimum wage."
(Can you tell the difference between these two now?)
Going back to the sentence that you wanted to say:
"We have a long list of activities. Let's keep the
number of activities to a minimum, and focus only on
the most interesting things to do."
You need to say "minimum NUMBER OF activities" here,
not "minimum activities".
minimum activites (only the best ones worth our efforts).
【在 r*z 的大作中提到】 : i wanted to say we have a long list but we want to focus on minimal/minimum activites (only the best ones worth our efforts).

c*****n 发帖数: 404  10 用“/”就说明这两个词在此的意思是一样的
minimum activites (only the best ones worth our efforts).
【在 r*z 的大作中提到】 : i wanted to say we have a long list but we want to focus on minimal/minimum activites (only the best ones worth our efforts).
