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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  • 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)
  • 小雨 【コサメ】 light rain, drizzle
  • 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, 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
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

10 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
godown, warehouse, storehouse, cellar, treasury
Kun:
くら
On:
ソウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N1
1114 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 倉庫 【ソウコ】 storehouse, warehouse, godown
  • 倉皇 【ソウコウ】 hurry, bustle
  • 船倉 【センソウ】 ship's hold, hatch
  • 穀倉 【コクソウ】 granary

Kun reading compounds

  • 蔵 【くら】 warehouse, storehouse, cellar, magazine, granary, godown, depository, treasury, elevator
  • 倉敷 【くらしき】 storage charges
  • 鎌倉 【かまくら】 Kamakura (city)
  • お蔵 【おくら】 shelving (a play, movie, etc.), closing down, cancelling, canceling, shelf (i.e. "on the shelf"), rice storehouse of the Edo shogunate

Readings

Chinese:
cang1
Korean:
chang

Spanish

  • almacén
  • bodega
  • granero

Portuguese

  • depósito
  • armazém
  • porão
  • tesouraria

French

  • cellier
  • entrepôt
  • dépôt
  • magasin
  • trésor
659 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
559 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
531 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
708 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
486 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
732 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1055 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1165 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1307 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1386 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1112 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
52 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2607 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1334 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1807 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1645 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
756 Morohashi
2104 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
255 New Nelson (John Haig)
1630 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1758 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
550 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2877 2001 Kanji
2a8.37 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-8 SKIP code
2-3-7 SKIP code
8060.7 Four corner code
33-50 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5009 Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
white
Parts:
hundred
Kun:
もも
On:
ヒャクビャク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
163 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 100 【ヒャク】 100, hundred
  • 100億 【ヒャクオク】 10,000,000,000, ten billion
  • 900 【キュウヒャク】 900, nine hundred, fool, idiot
  • 500 【ゴヒャク】 500, five hundred, many

Kun reading compounds

  • 100 【ひゃく】 100, hundred
  • 百声鳥 【ももこえどり】 lesser cuckoo (Cuculus poliocephalus)

Readings

Japanese names:
お、 ど、 どう、 なり、 ひゃっ、 ひゅく、 も、 もんど、 ゆ
Chinese:
bai3, bo2
Korean:
baeg, maeg

Spanish

  • cien
  • muchos

Portuguese

  • cem

French

  • cent
130 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
11 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
67 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
73 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
33 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
82 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
74 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
265 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1.A Japanese for Busy People
14 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
14 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
11 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1363 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2519 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1279 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1746 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
38 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
22679 Morohashi
2026 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3864 New Nelson (John Haig)
38 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
38 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
218 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
50 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3178 2001 Kanji
4c2.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-4 SKIP code
4-6-1 SKIP code
1060.0 Four corner code
41-20 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
767e Unicode hex code

2 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
person
Kun:
ひと-り-と
On:
ジンニン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
5 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 人 【ジン】 -ian (e.g. Italian), -ite (e.g. Tokyoite), -er (e.g. performer, etc.), person working with ..., man, person, people
  • 人為 【ジンイ】 human work, human agency, art, artificiality
  • 米人 【ベイジン】 an American
  • 俳人 【ハイジン】 haiku poet
  • 人 【ニン】 counter for people, person
  • 人気 【ニンキ】 popularity, public favor, condition (e.g. market), tone, character, nature
  • 同人 【ドウジン】 same person, said person, the person in question, coterie, clique, fraternity, kindred spirits, comrade, colleague, dōjin, doujin, Japanese fans or hobbyists who produce their owns magazines, manga, software, etc.
  • 代人 【ダイニン】 substitute, deputy, proxy, representative, agent

Kun reading compounds

  • 人 【ひと】 man, person, human being, mankind, people, human (Homo sapiens), humans as a species, character, personality, man of talent, true man, another person, other people, others, adult
  • 人一倍 【ひといちばい】 (much) more than others, exceedingly, extremely, unusually
  • 貴人 【きじん】 aristocrat, nobleman, dignitary, person of high rank
  • いい人 【いいひと】 good-natured person, good person, lover

Readings

Japanese names:
じ、 と、 ね、 ひこ、 ふみ
Chinese:
ren2
Korean:
in

Spanish

  • persona

Portuguese

  • pessoa

French

  • être humain
  • personne
30 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
39 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
39 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
9 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
339 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
4 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
11 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
14 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.5 Japanese for Busy People
1 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
15 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
42 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4175 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2111 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2857 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
960 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
344 Morohashi
3368 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
99 New Nelson (John Haig)
951 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1023 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
2 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
7 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1262 2001 Kanji
2a0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-2-4 SKIP code
8000.0 Four corner code
31-45 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4eba Unicode hex code

1 strokes
Radical:
one
Parts:
Variants:
one, one radical (no.1)
Kun:
ひと-ひと.つ
On:
イチイツ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
2 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 一 【イチ】 one, best, first, foremost, beginning, start, ace (playing card), bottom string (on a shamisen, etc.)
  • 一位 【イチイ】 first place, first rank, unit's position, Japanese yew (Taxus cuspidata)
  • 均一 【キンイツ】 uniformity, equality
  • 1対1 【イチタイイチ】 one-to-one, one-on-one
  • 一に 【イツニ】 solely, entirely, only, or
  • 一形式 【イツケイシキ】 one form (of), a form of
  • 均一 【キンイツ】 uniformity, equality
  • 画一 【カクイツ】 uniformity, standardization, standardisation

Kun reading compounds

  • 一つ 【ひとつ】 one, for one thing, only, (not) even, just (e.g. "just try it")
  • 一つ一つ 【ひとつひとつ】 one-by-one, separately, in detail

Readings

Japanese names:
かず、 い、 いっ、 いる、 かつ、 かづ、 てん、 はじめ、 ひ、 ひとつ、 まこと
Chinese:
yi1
Korean:
il

Spanish

  • uno
  • 1

Portuguese

  • um

French

  • un
  • radical un (no. 1)
1 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
1 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
1 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
4 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
3 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1.A Japanese for Busy People
2 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
2 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4148 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2105 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2850 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1 Morohashi
3341 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1 New Nelson (John Haig)
1 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
1 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3072 2001 Kanji
0a1.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-1-4 SKIP code
1000.0 Four corner code
16-76 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4e00 Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
head
Parts:
neck, counter for songs and poems
Kun:
くび
On:
シュ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
98 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 首 【シュ】 counter for songs and poems
  • 首級 【シュキュウ】 decapitated head of an enemy
  • 元首 【ゲンシュ】 sovereign, ruler, head of state
  • 百人一首 【ヒャクニンイッシュ】 100 poems by 100 famous poets, (playing) cards of one hundred famous poems

Kun reading compounds

  • 首 【くび】 neck, head, dismissal, discharge, firing (from a job)
  • 首飾り 【くびかざり】 necklace, choker
  • 縛り首 【しばりくび】 (death by) hanging
  • 猪首 【いくび】 bull neck

Readings

Japanese names:
おびと、 こべ、 す
Chinese:
shou3
Korean:
su

Spanish

  • cuello
  • principio

Portuguese

  • pescoço

French

  • cou
  • compteur de chansons ou poèmes
239 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
155 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
139 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
208 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5186 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
138 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
281 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
920 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
148 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
148 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
393 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1910 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2818 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1452 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1956 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
70 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
44489 Morohashi
2265 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6719 New Nelson (John Haig)
70 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
74 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
177 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
979 2001 Kanji
2o7.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-6 SKIP code
8060.1 Four corner code
28-83 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9996 Unicode hex code