Jisho

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3 strokes
Radical:
small, insignificant
Parts:
little, small
Kun:
ちい.さいこ-お-さ-
On:
ショウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
114 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 小 【ショウ】 smallness, small item, short month (i.e. having fewer than 31 days), elementary school, younger or inferior (of two items or people with the same name), unit of field area (approx. 400 sq m)
  • 小学校 【ショウガッコウ】 primary school, elementary school, grade school
  • 微小 【ビショウ】 microscopic
  • 中小 【チュウショウ】 small to medium

Kun reading compounds

  • 小さい 【ちいさい】 small, little, tiny
  • 小さい頃 【ちいさいころ】 as a child, when one was a child

Readings

Japanese names:
いさら、 こう、 さざ、 しゃお、 ちいさ
Chinese:
xiao3
Korean:
so

Spanish

  • poco
  • pequeño

Portuguese

  • Pequeno
  • pouco

French

  • petit
24 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
27 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
36 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
63 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1355 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
33 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
46 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
21 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.15 Japanese for Busy People
27 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
27 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
88 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
511 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
7 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
106 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7473 Morohashi
7 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1389 New Nelson (John Haig)
105 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
110 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
126 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
15 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1141 2001 Kanji
3n0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-1-2 SKIP code
9000.0 Four corner code
30-14 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5c0f Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
bamboo 竹 (⺮)
Parts:
bamboo hat, one's influence
Kun:
かさ
On:
リュウ
Jinmeiyō kanji, used in names
1499 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 蓑笠 【ミノカサ】 sedge hat and straw rain cape

Kun reading compounds

  • 笠 【かさ】 conical hat (East-Asian style), coolie hat, something shaped like a conical hat or an umbrella, shade (of a lamp), mushroom cap, pileus
  • 笠石 【かさいし】 copestone, cope, coping stone, capping stone, capstone
  • 嫁が笠 【よめがかさ】 Cellana toreuma (species of limpet)
  • 煙突の笠 【えんとつのかさ】 chimney cap

Readings

Chinese:
li4
Korean:
rib

Spanish

  • sombrero de bambú
  • objeto con esa forma

Portuguese

French

  • chapeau de bambou
  • influence (d'une personne)
3381 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1473 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3300 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2320 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
948 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
25924 Morohashi
2662 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4269 New Nelson (John Haig)
939 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1009 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
6f5.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-6-5 SKIP code
8810.8 Four corner code
19-62 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7b20 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
mouth, opening
Parts:
Variants:
harmony, Japanese style, peace, soften, Japan
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
124 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 和 【ワ】 sum, harmony, peace, Japan, Japanese-style
  • 和服 【ワフク】 Japanese clothes
  • 柔和 【ニュウワ】 gentle, mild, meek, tender
  • 英和 【エイワ】 English-Japanese (e.g. dictionary)
  • 阿蘭陀 【オランダ】 Holland, The Netherlands
  • 和尚 【オショウ】 preceptor or high priest (esp. in Zen or Pure Land Buddhism), preceptor or high priest (in Tendai or Kegon Buddhism), preceptor or high priest (in Shingon, Hosso, Ritsu or Shin Buddhism), second highest priestly rank in Buddhism, monk (esp. the head monk of a temple), master (of one's art, trade, etc.)
  • 和尚 【オショウ】 preceptor or high priest (esp. in Zen or Pure Land Buddhism), preceptor or high priest (in Tendai or Kegon Buddhism), preceptor or high priest (in Shingon, Hosso, Ritsu or Shin Buddhism), second highest priestly rank in Buddhism, monk (esp. the head monk of a temple), master (of one's art, trade, etc.)
  • 和声 【ワセイ】 harmony, concord, consonance
  • 諧和 【カイワ】 gentle mutual affection, harmony, harmony

Kun reading compounds

  • 和らぐ 【やわらぐ】 to soften, to calm down, to be mitigated
  • 和らげる 【やわらげる】 to soften, to moderate, to relieve
  • 和む 【なごむ】 to be softened, to calm down
  • 和やか 【なごやか】 mild, calm, gentle, quiet, harmonious
  • 和やかな家庭 【なごやかなかてい】 harmonious (happy) family

Readings

Japanese names:
あい、 いず、 かず、 かつ、 かつり、 かづ、 たけ、 ち、 とも、 な、 にぎ、 まさ、 やす、 よし、 より、 わだこ、 わっ
Chinese:
he2, he4, huo2, huo4, huo5, hai1, he5
Korean:
hwa

Spanish

  • armonía
  • paz
  • estilo japonés
  • suavizar
  • calmar
  • tranquilo
  • armonioso

Portuguese

  • harmonia
  • estilo Japonês
  • paz
  • amaciar
  • Japão

French

  • harmonie
  • style japonais
  • paix
  • adoucir
  • Japon
338 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
440 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
416 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
151 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3268 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
277 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
412 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
638 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.5 Japanese for Busy People
124 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
124 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
352 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
326 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1450 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
769 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1044 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
906 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3490 Morohashi
1130 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
770 New Nelson (John Haig)
897 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
963 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
85 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
318 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2277 2001 Kanji
5d3.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-3 SKIP code
2690.0 Four corner code
47-34 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
548c Unicode hex code

3 strokes
Radical:
big, very
Parts:
large, big
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
7 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 大 【ダイ】 the large part of, big, large, great, approximate size, no larger than, -university, large (e.g. serving size), loud (e.g. volume setting)
  • 大学 【ダイガク】 post-secondary education institution, incl. university, college, etc., former central university of Kyoto (established under the ritsuryo system for the training of government administrators), the Great Learning (one of the Four Books)
  • 短大 【タンダイ】 junior college, vocationally oriented two or three year post-secondary education institution
  • 長大 【チョウダイ】 very long, great length
  • 大切 【タイセツ】 important, necessary, indispensable, beloved, precious, dear, cherished, valuable, careful
  • 大使館 【タイシカン】 embassy
  • 負荷増大 【フカゾウタイ】 load increase
  • 御大 【オンタイ】 boss, governor

Kun reading compounds

  • 大きい 【おおきい】 big, large, great, loud

Readings

Japanese names:
うふ、 お、 おう、 た、 たかし、 とも、 はじめ、 ひろ、 ひろし、 まさ、 まさる、 もと、 わ
Chinese:
da4, dai4
Korean:
dae, da, tae

Spanish

  • grande
  • muy
  • mucho

Portuguese

  • grande
  • enorme

French

  • grand
22 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
25 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
53 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
7 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1171 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
32 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
40 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
48 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.2 Japanese for Busy People
26 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
26 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
87 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
408 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4224 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2133 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2882 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
108 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5831 Morohashi
3416 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1133 New Nelson (John Haig)
107 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
112 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
5 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
14 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1463 2001 Kanji
0a3.18 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-4 SKIP code
4003.0 Four corner code
34-71 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5927 Unicode hex code

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  • 蝙蝠 【コウモリ】 bat (Chiroptera spp.), umbrella, opportunist, turncoat

Kun reading compounds

  • 蝙蝠 【こうもり】 bat (Chiroptera spp.), umbrella, opportunist, turncoat
  • 蝙蝠蛾 【こうもりが】 swift moth (Hepialidae spp., esp. Endoclita excrescens)

Readings

Chinese:
bian1
Korean:
pyeon

Spanish

Portuguese

French

4168 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
33271X Morohashi
5360 New Nelson (John Haig)
6d9.14 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-9 SKIP code
5312.7 Four corner code
73-94 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8759 Unicode hex code

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Readings

Chinese:
fu2
Korean:
bog

Spanish

Portuguese

French

4163 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
33288 Morohashi
5353 New Nelson (John Haig)
6d9.12 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-9 SKIP code
5116.6 Four corner code
73-85 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8760 Unicode hex code