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:
work
Parts:
distinction, difference, variation, discrepancy, margin, balance
Kun:
さ.すさ.し
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
449 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 差 【サ】 difference, variation, difference
  • 差し 【サシ】 between (e.g. two people), face to face, hindrance, impediment, arrhythmic section of recitative in noh music, prefix used for stress or emphasis, counter for traditional dance songs
  • 落差 【ラクサ】 difference in elevation (between two points in a body of water), head, drop (e.g. of a waterfall), fall distance, difference, gap
  • 賃金格差 【チンギンカクサ】 wage differential

Kun reading compounds

  • 差す 【さす】 to shine, to be visible, to be tinged with, to rise (of water levels), to flow in, to be felt (i.e. as an emotion), to come over one, to hold up (an umbrella, etc.), to put up, to raise, to extend one's arm straight ahead (in dance), to insert, to put in, to wear (a sword) in one's belt, to wear at one's side, to carry under one's arm, to insert one's arm under an opponent's arm, to pole (a boat), to pour, to add (liquid), to serve (drinks), to put on (lipstick, etc.), to apply, to colour, to dye, to light (a fire), to burn, to shut, to close, to lock, to fasten, to stop in the midst of, to leave undone
  • 差し 【さし】 between (e.g. two people), face to face, hindrance, impediment, arrhythmic section of recitative in noh music, prefix used for stress or emphasis, counter for traditional dance songs
  • 尺 【さし】 ruler, measure
  • 旗指 【はたさし】 samurai who carries his general's banner while riding into battle, small war flag attached to the back of one's armour during battle
  • 一差し 【ひとさし】 one dance, one game (e.g. of shogi)

Readings

Chinese:
chai1, cha1, cha4, ci1
Korean:
cha, chi

Spanish

  • distinción
  • diferencia
  • remanente
  • poner
  • echar
  • verter

Portuguese

  • distinção
  • diferença
  • variação
  • discrepancia
  • margem
  • equilíbrio

French

  • différence
  • distinction (entre)
  • variation
  • divergence
  • marge
  • balance
399 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
508 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
482 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
614 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3662 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
662 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
492 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1164 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
658 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
669 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
674 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
553 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4104 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2082 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2821 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
560 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
8732 Morohashi
3311 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1537 New Nelson (John Haig)
554 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
593 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
544 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
972 2001 Kanji
2o8.4 The Kanji Dictionary
3-7-3 SKIP code
2-6-4 SKIP code
2-2-8 SKIP code
2-3-7 SKIP code
8021.1 Four corner code
26-25 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5dee Unicode hex code