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

Speed

Stroke order

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

13 strokes (also 12)
Radical:
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
Parts:
dispatch, despatch, send, give, donate, do, undertake
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
664 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 遣唐使 【ケントウシ】 envoy (to Tang China)
  • 遣外 【ケンガイ】 dispatched abroad, despatched abroad
  • 先遣 【センケン】 sending ahead
  • 差遣 【サケン】 dispatch, despatch, sending

Kun reading compounds

  • 使う 【つかう】 to use (a thing, method, etc.), to make use of, to put to use, to use (a person, animal, puppet, etc.), to employ, to handle, to manage, to manipulate, to use (time, money, etc.), to spend, to consume, to use (language), to speak
  • 遣わす 【つかわす】 to send, to dispatch, to despatch, to bestow (favour, etc.), to grant (e.g. pardon)
  • 遣る 【やる】 to do, to undertake, to perform, to play (a game), to study, to send, to dispatch, to despatch, to put, to move, to turn (one's head, glance, etc.), to give (esp. to someone of equal or lower status), to let have, to present, to bestow, to confer, to make (a vehicle) go faster, to run (a business), to keep, to be engaged in, to practice (law, medicine, etc.), to practise, to have (food, drink, etc.), to eat, to drink, to smoke, to hold (a performance), to perform, to show, to ease (one's mind), to harm, to injure, to kill, to have sex with, to live, to get by, to get along, to do ... completely, to do ... broadly, to do ... to a great distance, to do ... for (someone of equal or lower status), to do ... to (sometimes with negative nuance), to make active efforts to ...
  • やる気 【やるき】 willingness (e.g. to do something), eagerness, motivation, inspiration, determination, high aspirations

Readings

Chinese:
qian3
Korean:
gyeon

Spanish

  • enviar
  • despachar
  • dar
  • donar
  • obsequiar

Portuguese

  • despacho
  • enviar
  • dar
  • doar
  • fazer
  • empreender

French

  • expédier
  • envoyer
  • donner
  • faire
  • entreprendre
1220 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1180 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4732 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
895 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1816 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1173 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1231 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1214 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
715 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3908 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2015 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2717 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1789 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
39052P Morohashi
3152 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6100 New Nelson (John Haig)
1773 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1910 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1677 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1677 2001 Kanji
2q10.2 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-10 SKIP code
3530.7 Four corner code
24-15 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9063 Unicode hex code