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

12 strokes
Radical:
jade (king) 玉 (王)
Parts:
Variants:
harp, koto
Kun:
こと
On:
キンゴン
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1591 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 琴 【キン】 qin (7-stringed Chinese zither), guqin
  • 琴曲 【キンキョク】 koto music
  • 奚琴 【ケイキン】 xiqin (2-stringed Chinese musical instrument)
  • 携琴 【ケイキン】 sihu (4-stringed Chinese musical instrument played with a bow)
  • 和琴 【ワゴン】 wagon, yamatogoto, six-stringed native Japanese zither

Kun reading compounds

  • 琴 【こと】 koto (13-stringed Japanese zither), stringed instrument, zheng (Chinese zither), guzheng
  • 琴座 【ことざ】 Lyra (constellation), the Lyre
  • 箏の琴 【そうのこと】 koto
  • 琵琶の琴 【びわのこと】 biwa (4 or 5-stringed Oriental lute)

Readings

Chinese:
qin2
Korean:
geum

Spanish

  • koto
  • arpa japonesa

Portuguese

  • harpa
  • koto (mus.)

French

  • koto
  • harpe
1178 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1486 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2949 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1393 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1536 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1778 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1251 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1319 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1906 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1322 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3455 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1778 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2422 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1605 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
21079 Morohashi
2781 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3654 New Nelson (John Haig)
1591 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1717 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1566 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3160 2001 Kanji
4f8.11 The Kanji Dictionary
2-8-4 SKIP code
1120.7 Four corner code
22-55 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7434 Unicode hex code