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

7 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
Variants:
flower
Kun:
はな
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N4
578 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 花瓶 【カビン】 (flower) vase
  • 花粉 【カフン】 pollen
  • 生け花 【イケバナ】 ikebana, Japanese art of flower arrangement, fresh flower, natural flower
  • 献花 【ケンカ】 flower offering
  • 花かご 【ハナカゴ】 flower basket, flower basket (or plate) used for flower-scattering rituals
  • 花瓶 【ケビョウ】 vase used to hold flower offerings (often made of gilded copper)
  • 天花 【テンゲ】 flowers that bloom in the heavens, paper flowers scattered before the Buddha's image

Kun reading compounds

  • 花 【はな】 flower, blossom, bloom, petal, cherry blossom, beauty, blooming (esp. of cherry blossoms), ikebana, Japanese playing cards, (the) best
  • 花瓶 【かびん】 (flower) vase
  • 菜の花 【なのはな】 rape blossoms, rapeseed flowers
  • 青い花 【あおいはな】 spiderwort (alias)

Readings

Japanese names:
Chinese:
hua1
Korean:
hwa

Spanish

  • flor

Portuguese

  • flor

French

  • fleur
43 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
70 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
9 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
551 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3909 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
328 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
81 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
481 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.18 Japanese for Busy People
255 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
255 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
314 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
641 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2740 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1405 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1894 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1018 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
30734P Morohashi
2211 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4980 New Nelson (John Haig)
1009 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1084 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
69 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1956 2001 Kanji
3k4.7 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-4 SKIP code
4421.4 Four corner code
18-54 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
82b1 Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
design, pattern, build, nature, character, handle, crank, grip, knob, shaft
Kun:
がらつか
On:
ヘイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1140 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 政柄 【セイヘイ】 political power
  • 羽柄 【ウヘイ】 calamus, quill

Kun reading compounds

  • 柄 【がら】 pattern, design, body build, figure, physique, essential qualities, character, nature, appropriate to, fitting of, suitable for
  • 柄にも無い 【がらにもない】 out of character, unlike one
  • 間柄 【あいだがら】 relationship, relation, terms (good, friendly, etc.)
  • 大柄 【おおがら】 large build, large pattern
  • 柄 【え】 handle, grip, stalk (of a mushroom, leaf, etc.)
  • 柄鏡 【えかがみ】 traditional mirror with a handle, popular since the Muromachi period
  • 取り柄 【とりえ】 worth, merit, value, good point, redeeming feature, saving grace
  • 長柄 【ながえ】 long handle, long-handled spear, long shaft
  • 柄 【つか】 hilt (of a sword), haft (of a dagger), handgrip
  • 柄頭 【つかがしら】 pommel
  • 鎌柄 【かまつか】 sickle handle, goby minnow (Pseudogobio esocinus), Oriental photinia (species of shrub, Photinia villosa), Asiatic dayflower (Commelina communis), Joseph's-coat (species of amaranth, Amaranthus tricolor)

Readings

Japanese names:
から、 ら
Chinese:
bing3
Korean:
byeong

Spanish

  • asa
  • agarradera
  • diseño
  • patrón
  • dibujo
  • figura

Portuguese

  • projeto
  • modelo
  • construção
  • natureza
  • cabo
  • manivela
  • maçaneta
  • puxador

French

  • dessin
  • motif
  • construire
  • nature
  • manche
  • poignée
  • bouton
  • manivelle
1776 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
904 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2234 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1168 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1424 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
862 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
985 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1019 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
989 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1085 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1111 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
604 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
799 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1030 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14603 Morohashi
897 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2627 New Nelson (John Haig)
1021 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1097 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1270 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1853 2001 Kanji
4a5.9 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-5 SKIP code
4192.7 Four corner code
42-33 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
67c4 Unicode hex code