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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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
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

9 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
spring, fountain
Kun:
いずみ
On:
セン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N2
1086 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 泉水 【センスイ】 garden pond, miniature lake, fountain
  • 泉下 【センカ】 Hades, the hereafter
  • 源泉 【ゲンセン】 source (of a spring, etc.), source (of payment, energy, knowledge, etc.), origin, wellspring
  • 天然温泉 【テンネンオンセン】 natural hot spring

Kun reading compounds

  • 泉 【いずみ】 spring, fountain
  • 泉熱 【いずみねつ】 Izumi fever (resembles scarlet fever)
  • 知識の泉 【ちしきのいずみ】 source of knowledge

Readings

Japanese names:
いず、 ずい、 ずみ、 ぜい、 ぜん、 の
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
quan2
Korean:
cheon

Spanish

  • manantial
  • fuente

Portuguese

  • Fonte
  • nascente

French

  • source
  • fontaine
926 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
915 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
902 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3099 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
915 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
674 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
965 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1192 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1253 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
840 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1154 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3176 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1636 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2224 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
135 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17274 Morohashi
2567 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3095 New Nelson (John Haig)
133 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
140 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
887 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
842 2001 Kanji
3a5.33 The Kanji Dictionary
2-5-4 SKIP code
2623.2 Four corner code
1-32-84 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6cc9 Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
speech 言 (訁)
Parts:
instruction, Japanese character reading, explanation, read
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N2
1134 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 訓 【クン】 native Japanese reading of a Chinese character, precept, lesson, one's teachings
  • 訓示 【クンジ】 instruction, direction, briefing
  • 特訓 【トックン】 special training, intensive training, crash course
  • 校訓 【コウクン】 school precepts
  • 庭訓 【テイキン】 home education
  • 家訓 【カクン】 family precepts, family motto, rule of the home

Kun reading compounds

  • 教える 【おしえる】 to teach, to instruct, to tell, to inform, to preach
  • 訓む 【よむ】 to read (a kanji) with its native Japanese reading
  • 訓ずる 【くんずる】 to read kanji using its native Japanese pronunciation

Readings

Japanese names:
く、 くに、 くの、 さとし、 のり、 ふみ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xun4
Korean:
hun

Spanish

  • lección
  • lectura japonesa de un carácter

Portuguese

  • instrução
  • leitura Japonesa de caracteres
  • explicação
  • ler

French

  • instructions
  • lecture japonaise
  • explication
  • lire
764 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
489 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
656 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1059 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4317 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
613 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
894 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1148 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
771 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
785 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
951 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1661 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1844 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
975 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1322 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
347 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
35238 Morohashi
1454 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5562 New Nelson (John Haig)
341 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
365 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
540 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3054 2001 Kanji
7a3.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-3 SKIP code
0260.0 Four corner code
1-23-17 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8a13 Unicode hex code