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, 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
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
1-30-14 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5c0f Unicode hex code

15 strokes
Radical:
turban, scarf
Parts:
Variants:
cash, bad habit, humble prefix, gift, Shinto offerings of cloth, rope, cut paper
Kun:
ぬさ
On:
ヘイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1803 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 幣 【ヘイ】 staff with plaited paper streamers
  • 幣串 【ヘイグシ】 staff to which shide are attached to make a go-hei
  • 造幣 【ゾウヘイ】 coinage, mintage
  • 衰幣 【スイヘイ】 decline

Kun reading compounds

  • 幣 【へい】 staff with plaited paper streamers
  • 幣を奉る 【ぬさをたてまつる】 to offer a wand with hemp and paper streamers to a Shinto god
  • 大幣 【おおぬさ】 streamers (made of linen, paper, etc.) attached to a long pole (used as a wand in grand purification ceremonies), being in great demand
  • 小幣 【こぬさ】 small purification wand, thinly cut hemp or paper mixed with rice (scattered as an offering to the gods)

Readings

Japanese names:
しで
Chinese:
bi4
Korean:
pye

Spanish

  • riqueza
  • ofrenda
  • dinero en efectivo

Portuguese

  • Caixa
  • maus hábitos
  • prefixo p/ expressar humildade
  • presente
  • oferendas em roupas Shinto
  • corda
  • cortar papel

French

  • espèces (argent)
  • mauvaise habitude
  • préfixe humble
  • don
  • offrande Shinto (papier, corde)
  • corde
  • papier découpé
1778 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1902 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1490 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1400 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1253 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2414 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1781 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1913 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1796 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
571 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3582 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1844 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2507 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1049 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
9088X Morohashi
2885 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1585 New Nelson (John Haig)
1040 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1118 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1756 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1044 2001 Kanji
3f12.4 The Kanji Dictionary
2-12-3 SKIP code
9822.7 Four corner code
1-42-30 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5e63 Unicode hex code