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

9 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
pillar, post, cylinder, support
Kun:
はしら
On:
チュウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N2
1119 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 柱 【チュウ】 bridge (of a koto, etc.), cylinder, prism
  • 柱穴 【チュウケツ】 posthole (archaeology)
  • 支柱 【シチュウ】 prop, stay, support, brace, fulcrum
  • 氷柱 【ツララ】 icicle, ice pillar (for cooling a room), ice

Kun reading compounds

  • 柱 【はしら】 pillar, post, support, prop, mainstay, counter for buddhas, gods, nobles, etc.
  • 柱穴 【ちゅうけつ】 posthole (archaeology)
  • 杖柱 【つえはしら】 person upon whom one relies
  • 心の柱 【しんのはしら】 central pillar of a pagoda

Readings

Chinese:
zhu4
Korean:
ju

Spanish

  • pilar
  • columna
  • poste

Portuguese

  • pilar
  • poste
  • cilindro
  • apoio

French

  • poteau
  • cylindre
  • support
278 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
366 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
345 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1385 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2236 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
826 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
629 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
854 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
598 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
608 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
990 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1084 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1109 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
603 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
797 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
274 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14660 Morohashi
896 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2631 New Nelson (John Haig)
268 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
286 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
338 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1872 2001 Kanji
4a5.12 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-5 SKIP code
4091.4 Four corner code
35-76 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
67f1 Unicode hex code