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:
roof
Parts:
house, home, family, professional, expert, performer
Kun:
いえうち
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
133 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 家 【カ】 -ist, -er
  • 家屋 【カオク】 house, building
  • 研究家 【ケンキュウカ】 researcher, student (of)
  • 活動家 【カツドウカ】 activist
  • 家 【ケ】 house (e.g. of Tokugawa), family
  • 家来 【ケライ】 retainer, retinue, servant
  • 本家 【ホンケ】 head house (family), birthplace, originator
  • 公家 【クゲ】 court noble, nobility, Imperial Court

Kun reading compounds

  • 家 【いえ】 house, residence, dwelling, family, household, lineage, family name
  • 家主 【やぬし】 landlord, landlady, house owner, home owner, head of the household
  • 本家 【ほんけ】 head house (family), birthplace, originator
  • 小家 【こいえ】 small and simple home
  • 屋 【や】 (something) shop, somebody who sells (something) or works as (something), somebody with a (certain) personality trait, house, roof
  • 家内 【かない】 (my) wife, inside the home, one's family
  • 長屋 【ながや】 tenement house, row house
  • 本家 【ほんけ】 head house (family), birthplace, originator
  • 家 【うち】 house, home (one's own), (one's) family, (one's) household
  • 家中 【うちじゅう】 whole family, all (members of) the family, all over the house, retainer of a daimyo, feudal domain, clan

Readings

Japanese names:
あり、 え、 く、 つか、 べ
Chinese:
jia1, gu1
Korean:
ga

Spanish

  • casa
  • hogar
  • especialista

Portuguese

  • casa
  • lar

French

  • maison
53 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
89 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
83 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
81 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1311 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
151 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
158 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1185 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.8 Japanese for Busy People
165 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
165 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
52 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
480 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2827 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1458 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1963 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
547 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7169 Morohashi
2273 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1337 New Nelson (John Haig)
541 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
580 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
46 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
189 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
751 2001 Kanji
3m7.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-7 SKIP code
3023.2 Four corner code
18-40 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5bb6 Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
square
Parts:
tribe, family
On:
ゾク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
393 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 族 【ゾク】 tribe, clan, band, (taxonomical) tribe, group (of the periodic table)
  • 族長 【ゾクチョウ】 patriarch, head of a family
  • 皇族 【コウゾク】 imperial family, royalty
  • 王族 【オウゾク】 royalty

Readings

Japanese names:
つぎ
Chinese:
zu2
Korean:
jog, ju

Spanish

  • tribu
  • familia

Portuguese

  • tribo
  • família

French

  • tribu
  • famille
455 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
353 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
333 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
599 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2090 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
448 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
184 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1343 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.10 Japanese for Busy People
221 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
221 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
322 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
961 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1195 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
651 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
863 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1230 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13661 Morohashi
958 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2399 New Nelson (John Haig)
1222 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1307 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
301 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
379 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
463 2001 Kanji
4h7.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-7 SKIP code
0823.4 Four corner code
34-18 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
65cf Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
spoon
Parts:
change, take the form of, influence, enchant, delude, -ization
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
89 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 化 【カ】 action of making something, -ification
  • 化学 【カガク】 chemistry
  • 機械化 【キカイカ】 mechanization, mechanisation, computerization
  • 民営化 【ミンエイカ】 privatization, privatisation
  • 化粧 【ケショウ】 make-up, makeup, cosmetics
  • 化粧水 【ケショウスイ】 face lotion
  • 応化 【オウゲ】 assumption of a suitable form (by a buddha or bodhisattva)
  • 教化 【キョウケ】 guidance, teaching people and leading them to Buddhism

Kun reading compounds

  • 化ける 【ばける】 to take the form of (esp. in ref. to a spirit, fox, raccoon dog, etc.), to assume the shape of, to turn oneself into, to transform oneself into, to disguise oneself as, to change radically, to metamorphose, to improve unexpectedly and dramatically (esp. of an actor, artist, rikishi, etc.)
  • 化かす 【ばかす】 to bewitch, to confuse, to enchant, to delude
  • 老ける 【ふける】 to age, to grow old (esp. in appearance), to show marks of age

Readings

Chinese:
hua4
Korean:
hwa

Spanish

  • cambiar
  • transformarse
  • modificarse
  • disfrazarse

Portuguese

  • mudança
  • tomar a forma de
  • influência
  • encantar
  • iludir
  • seduzir
  • -isação

French

  • transformation
  • prendre la forme de
  • maquillage
  • influence
  • fantôme
  • enchanter
  • tromper
  • chimie
  • -isation
163 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
258 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
238 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
100 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
350 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
76 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
378 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
56 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.19 Japanese for Busy People
254 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
254 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
414 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
55 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
22 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
12 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
12 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1017 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2572X Morohashi
21 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
580 New Nelson (John Haig)
1008 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1083 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
104 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
242 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2156 2001 Kanji
2a2.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-2 SKIP code
2121.0 Four corner code
2421.0 Four corner code
18-29 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5316 Unicode hex code