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, smaller (of two things, places, etc. with the same name), inferior, younger (of two people with the same name), junior, unit of field area (approx. 400 sq m)
  • 小学校 【ショウガッコウ】 primary school, elementary school, grade school
  • 縮小 【シュクショウ】 reduction, curtailment, cut, cutback, scaling down
  • 中小 【チュウショウ】 small and medium

Kun reading compounds

  • 小さい 【ちいさい】 small, little, tiny, slight, below average (in degree, amount, etc.), minor, small, low (e.g. sound), soft (e.g. voice), unimportant, petty, insignificant, trifling, trivial, young, juvenile
  • 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
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
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
1-30-14 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5c0f Unicode hex code

便

9 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
convenience, facility, excrement, feces, letter, chance
Kun:
たよ.り
On:
ベンビン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
729 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 便 【ベン】 convenience, service, facility, accommodation, excreta (esp. faeces), excrement, stool
  • 便利 【ベンリ】 convenient, handy, useful
  • 小便 【ショウベン】 urine, piss, pee, urination, breaking a contract
  • 排便 【ハイベン】 defecation
  • 便 【ビン】 flight (e.g. airline flight), trip (e.g. train trip), service, mail, post, letter, opportunity, chance
  • 便箋 【ビンセン】 writing paper, stationery, notepaper
  • 不憫 【フビン】 poor, pitiful, piteous, pitiable
  • 増便 【ゾウビン】 increase in the number of flights

Kun reading compounds

  • 便り 【たより】 news, tidings, information, correspondence, letter
  • 便りがないのはよい便り 【たよりがないのはよいたより】 no news is good news

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
bian4, pian2
Korean:
pyeon, byeon

Spanish

  • conveniencia
  • excremento
  • noticias
  • correspondencia
  • carta

Portuguese

  • conveniência

French

  • commodité
  • courrier
  • vol (avion)
  • nouvelles
510 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
610 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
582 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
578 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
450 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
265 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
118 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
3.8 Japanese for Busy People
330 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
330 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
227 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
101 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
105 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
71 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
75 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1000 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
659 Morohashi
95 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
219 New Nelson (John Haig)
991 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1066 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
533 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2166 2001 Kanji
2a7.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-7 SKIP code
2124.6 Four corner code
1-42-56 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4fbf Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
Buddhist priest, monk
On:
ソウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1724 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 僧 【ソウ】 monk, priest, sangha (the Buddhist community)
  • 僧侶 【ソウリョ】 priest, monk, bonze
  • 尼僧 【ニソウ】 Buddhist nun, Catholic nun, sister
  • 高僧 【コウソウ】 high priest, highly-ranked priest, virtuous priest, priest of great sanctity and learning

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
seng1
Korean:
seung

Spanish

  • monje budista
  • bonzo

Portuguese

  • Monge budista

French

  • prêtre bouddhiste
  • moine
1525 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1423 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
536 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1007 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1070 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1829 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1366 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1453 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1430 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
131 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
180 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
119 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
138 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
991 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1076X Morohashi
159 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
300 New Nelson (John Haig)
982 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1057 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1609 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2178 2001 Kanji
2a11.7 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-11 SKIP code
2826.6 Four corner code
1-33-46 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
50e7 Unicode hex code