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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  • 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 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

19 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
rapids, current, torrent, shallows, shoal
Kun:
On:
ライ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1152 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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Kun reading compounds

  • 瀬 【せ】 shallows, shoal, rapids, current, torrent, position, place, chance, opportunity
  • 瀬戸 【せと】 strait, channel
  • 早瀬 【はやせ】 swift current, rapids
  • 高瀬 【たかせ】 shallow river, shallows, flatboat, river boat

Readings

Japanese names:
いわた、 がせ、 しげ、 せい、 せっ
Chinese:
lai4
Korean:
roe

Spanish

  • corriente de agua
  • rápidos
  • torrente
  • tiempo
  • ocasión

Portuguese

  • corredeiras
  • corrente
  • torrente
  • baixios
  • banco de areia

French

  • rapides
  • courant
  • torrent
  • hauts fonds
1469 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
947 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2735 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1037 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1509 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2794 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1513 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1614 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1845 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1259 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
995 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
545 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
717 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1682 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
18672P Morohashi
806 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3384 New Nelson (John Haig)
1666 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1795 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1914 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
361 2001 Kanji
3a16.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-16 SKIP code
3118.6 Four corner code
1-32-5 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
702c Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
door, house 戶 (户, 戸)
Parts:
door, counter for houses, door radical (no. 63)
Kun:
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N2
575 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 戸 【コ】 counter for houses, households, apartments, etc.
  • 戸外 【コガイ】 open-air, outdoors
  • 一戸 【イッコ】 one house, household
  • 下戸 【ゲコ】 non-drinker, someone who cannot drink

Kun reading compounds

  • 戸 【と】 door (esp. Japanese-style), shutter, window shutter, entrance (to a home), narrows
  • 戸惑い 【とまどい】 being at sea, losing one's bearings, confusion, wonderment
  • 鳴門 【なると】 strait with a roaring tidal ebb and flow, whirlpool, maelstrom, kamaboko with a spiral whirlpool-like pattern, cooking technique where ingredients are cut in a spiral pattern, Naruto (city in Tokushima), Naruto Strait, Naruto wakame
  • 引き戸 【ひきど】 sliding door

Readings

Japanese names:
え、 へ
Chinese:
hu4
Korean:
ho

Spanish

  • puerta
  • casa
  • puerta corrediza

Portuguese

  • Porta

French

  • porte
  • compteur de maisons
  • radical porte (no 63)
69 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
120 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
108 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
342 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1817 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
126 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
551 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
59 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
152 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
152 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
534 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
841 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2429 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1227 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1691 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1085 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
11696X Morohashi
1930 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2048 New Nelson (John Haig)
1076 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1157 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
90 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3060 2001 Kanji
4m0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-1-3 SKIP code
3020.7 Four corner code
3027.7 Four corner code
1-24-45 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6238 Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
sagacious, genius, excellence
On:
シュン
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1007 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 俊 【シュン】 excellence, genius
  • 俊足 【シュンソク】 swiftness of foot, fast runner, swift horse, fleet steed, person of great talent, gifted person
  • 英俊 【エイシュン】 genius, prodigy

Readings

Japanese names:
すぐる、 とし
Chinese:
jun4, zun4
Korean:
jun

Spanish

  • excelente
  • sobresaliente

Portuguese

  • sagaz
  • gênio
  • excelência

French

  • sagacité
  • génie
  • excellence
  • avisé
1371 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1321 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
448 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1472 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1050 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1039 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1845 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1997 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1424 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
96 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
117 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
77 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
86 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1023 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
674 Morohashi
102 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
216 New Nelson (John Haig)
1014 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1089 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1228 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2167 2001 Kanji
2a7.10 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-7 SKIP code
2324.7 Four corner code
1-29-51 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4fca Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
sun, day
Parts:
shining, bright
On:
ショウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N1
697 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 昭 【ショウ】 nth year in the Shōwa era (1926.12.25-1989.1.7)
  • 昭和 【ショウワ】 Shōwa era (1926.12.25-1989.1.7), reminiscent of the Shōwa era, Shōwa-nostalgic, old-fashioned, quaint, old-school
  • 昭昭 【ショウショウ】 clear, bright, plain, obvious

Readings

Japanese names:
あき、 あきら、 かず、 かずみ、 てる
Chinese:
zhao1
Korean:
so, jo

Spanish

  • luminoso
  • brillante

Portuguese

  • brilhar
  • brilhante

French

  • briller
249 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
331 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
315 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
549 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2114 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
517 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1406 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
841 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
997 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1034 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
867 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
987 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1107 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
602 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
796 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
88 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13855 Morohashi
894 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2446 New Nelson (John Haig)
87 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
91 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
331 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3877 2001 Kanji
4c5.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-5 SKIP code
6706.2 Four corner code
1-30-28 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
662d Unicode hex code