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)
  • 小雨 【コサメ】 light rain, drizzle
  • 微小 【ビショウ】 microscopic
  • 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

2 strokes
Radical:
knife, sword 刀 (刂)
Parts:
Variants:
sword, saber, knife
Kun:
かたなそり
On:
トウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N1
1794 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 刀 【カタナ】 sword (esp. Japanese single-edged), katana, scalpel, chisel, burin, graver, knife money (knife-shaped commodity money used in ancient China)
  • 刀剣 【トウケン】 sword, dagger, knife, bayonet
  • 小刀 【コガタナ】 (small) knife, short sword, small sword
  • 太刀 【タチ】 long sword (esp. the tachi, worn on the hip edge down by samurai), large sword, straight single-edged Japanese sword (from the mid-Heian period or earlier), guandao, Chinese glaive

Kun reading compounds

  • 刀 【かたな】 sword (esp. Japanese single-edged), katana, scalpel, chisel, burin, graver, knife money (knife-shaped commodity money used in ancient China)
  • 刀折れ矢尽きて 【かたなおれやつきて】 having exhausted every available means, having broken one's sword and exhausted one's arrows
  • 一刀 【いっとう】 sword, blade, single stroke
  • 返す刀 【かえすかたな】 attacking one opponent then immediately attacking another
  • 剃刀 【かみそり】 razor
  • オッカムの剃刀 【オッカムのかみそり】 Occam's razor, Ockham's razor

Readings

Japanese names:
き、 ち、 と、 わき
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
dao1
Korean:
do

Spanish

  • espada

Portuguese

  • espada
  • sabre
  • faca

French

  • épée
  • sabre
  • couteau
289 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
198 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
181 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1494 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
665 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
34 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1088 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
12 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
37 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
37 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
441 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
177 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3642 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1857 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2534 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
84 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1845 Morohashi
2926 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
448 New Nelson (John Haig)
83 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
87 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
81 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3545 2001 Kanji
2f0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-1-1 SKIP code
4-2-1 SKIP code
1722.0 Four corner code
1-37-65 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5200 Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
dainty, get thin, taper, slender, narrow, detailed, precise
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N2
537 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 細 【サイ】 detail, details
  • 細菌 【サイキン】 bacterium, bacteria, germ
  • 子細 【シサイ】 reasons, circumstances, significance, particulars, hindrance, obstruction, interference
  • 精細 【セイサイ】 fine, minute, detailed, meticulous, precise

Kun reading compounds

  • 細い 【ほそい】 thin, slender, fine, unlucky
  • 細い糸 【ほそいいと】 fine thread
  • 細る 【ほそる】 to get thin, to taper off
  • 細か 【こまか】 small, fine, detailed, stingy
  • 細かい 【こまかい】 small, fine, minute, minor, trivial, sensitive, attentive, careful, frugal, stingy
  • 細かい 【こまかい】 small, fine, minute, minor, trivial, sensitive, attentive, careful, frugal, stingy
  • 細かいこと 【こまかいこと】 trifles, minor details

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xi4
Korean:
se

Spanish

  • estrecho
  • fino
  • delgado
  • detallado
  • adelgazar
  • minucioso

Portuguese

  • franzino
  • emagrecer
  • afinar
  • delgado
  • estreito

French

  • menu
  • long et fin
  • délicat
  • mince
  • fluet
  • étroit
218 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
140 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
284 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
721 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3522 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
701 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
812 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1958 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
695 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
708 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
123 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1525 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1689 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
900 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1220 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1375 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27344 Morohashi
1333 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4472 New Nelson (John Haig)
1363 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1463 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
205 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2776 2001 Kanji
6a5.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-5 SKIP code
2690.0 Four corner code
1-26-57 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7d30 Unicode hex code

3 strokes
Radical:
work
Parts:
craft, construction, katakana e radical (no. 48)
On:
コウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
299 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 工 【コウ】 (factory) worker
  • 工員 【コウイン】 factory worker
  • 起工 【キコウ】 setting to work
  • 商工 【ショウコウ】 commerce and industry
  • 工夫 【クフウ】 devising (a way), contriving, figuring out, coming up with, working out, inventing, device, design, idea, plan, invention, dedication to spiritual improvement (esp. through Zen meditation)
  • 工面 【クメン】 contrivance, managing (to raise money), one's financial condition
  • 竹細工 【タケザイク】 bamboo work, bamboo ware
  • 寄せ木細工 【ヨセギザイク】 wooden mosaic work, parquetry, wooden mosaic (e.g. on a piece of furniture), marquetry, marqueterie
  • 具合 【グアイ】 condition, state, health, state (of health), way, manner, circumstance, luck, face, dignity, decency, propriety
  • 工面 【クメン】 contrivance, managing (to raise money), one's financial condition

Readings

Japanese names:
もく
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
gong1
Korean:
gong

Spanish

  • construcción
  • fabricación
  • obrero

Portuguese

  • ofício
  • construção

French

  • ingénierie
  • industrie
  • construction
  • radical katakana E (no. 48)
71 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
125 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
113 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
169 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1451 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
77 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
161 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
39 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.16 Japanese for Busy People
139 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
139 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
379 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
550 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4190 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2118 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2866 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
76 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
8714 Morohashi
3381 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1532 New Nelson (John Haig)
76 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
80 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
173 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
84 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3172 2001 Kanji
0a3.6 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-1 SKIP code
1010.0 Four corner code
1-25-9 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5de5 Unicode hex code