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:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
chrysanthemum
On:
キク
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1287 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 菊 【キク】 chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum morifolium)
  • 菊花 【キッカ】 chrysanthemum
  • 一菊 【イッキク】 one scoop (of water)
  • 十日の菊 【トオカノキク】 something that comes too late and is useless, like a chrysanthemum prepared for the ninth day of the ninth month of the lunar calendar for the Chrysanthemum festival but that blooms only on the tenth

Readings

Chinese:
ju2
Korean:
gug

Spanish

  • crisantemo

Portuguese

  • crisântemo

French

  • chrysanthème
1141 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1082 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3981 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1158 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1702 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1451 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
475 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
483 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1833 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
658 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2875 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1483 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1999 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
936 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
31153P Morohashi
2303 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5096 New Nelson (John Haig)
927 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
996 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1479 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1952 2001 Kanji
3k8.30 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-8 SKIP code
4492.7 Four corner code
21-38 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
83ca Unicode hex code

16 strokes
Radical:
leaf
Parts:
head, counter for large animals
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
433 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 頭 【トウ】 counter for large animals (e.g. head of cattle)
  • 頭取 【トウドリ】 (bank) president, greenroom manager (in a theater)
  • 教頭 【キョウトウ】 deputy head teacher, vice principal
  • 会頭 【カイトウ】 society president
  • 頭 【コウベ】 head
  • 頭痛 【ズツウ】 headache
  • 竜頭 【リュウズ】 crown (of a watch), stem, cannon (of a bell)
  • 飛竜頭 【ヒリョウズ】 filhos (traditional Portuguese dessert), deep-fried tofu mixed with thinly sliced vegetables
  • 頭 【トウ】 counter for large animals (e.g. head of cattle)
  • 頭取 【トウドリ】 (bank) president, greenroom manager (in a theater)
  • 鳥兜 【トリカブト】 aconite (esp. species Aconitum japonicum), wolfsbane, monkshood, traditional bugaku hat

Kun reading compounds

  • 頭 【あたま】 head, hair (on one's head), mind, brains, intellect, leader, chief, boss, captain, top, tip, beginning, start, head, person, top structural component of a kanji, pair
  • 頭打ち 【あたまうち】 reaching a peak, reaching the limit, plateauing, maxing out
  • 石頭 【いしあたま】 inflexible person
  • ごま塩頭 【ごましおあたま】 salt and pepper hair, dark hair streaked with gray
  • 頭 【あたま】 head, hair (on one's head), mind, brains, intellect, leader, chief, boss, captain, top, tip, beginning, start, head, person, top structural component of a kanji, pair
  • 頭文字 【かしらもじ】 first letter of a word, capital letter (at the start of a word or sentence), initials (of one's name)
  • 鯛の尾より鰯の頭 【たいのおよりいわしのかしら】 Better be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion
  • め組の頭 【めぐみのかしら】 fire brigade chief (in Edo), chief fireman
  • 頭 【こうべ】 head
  • 頭を振る 【かぶりをふる】 to shake one's head (in denial)

Readings

Japanese names:
かみ、 がみ、 ちゃん、 つむり、 づ
Chinese:
tou2, tou5
Korean:
du

Spanish

  • cabeza
  • principio
  • delantera

Portuguese

  • cabeça
  • sufixo para contagem de animais grandes

French

  • tête
  • compteur de gros animaux
294 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
203 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
186 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
386 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4469 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
519 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
275 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2504 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
276 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
276 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
166 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1889 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2019 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1073 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1450 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1453 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
43490 Morohashi
1604 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6639 New Nelson (John Haig)
1441 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1549 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
234 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
238 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3061 2001 Kanji
9a7.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-9 SKIP code
1118.6 Four corner code
38-12 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
982d 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