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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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

7 strokes
Radical:
field
Parts:
Variants:
town, village, block, street
Kun:
まち
On:
チョウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N4
292 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 町 【チョウ】 town, block, neighbourhood, neighborhood, street, chō (unit of length, approx. 109.09 m), chō (unit of land area, approx. 0.99 hectares)
  • 町議会 【チョウギカイ】 town council
  • 同町 【ドウチョウ】 the same town, that town
  • 門前町 【モンゼンマチ】 town originally built around a temple or shrine

Kun reading compounds

  • 町 【まち】 town, block, neighbourhood, neighborhood, downtown, main street, street, road
  • 街角 【まちかど】 street corner
  • 室町 【むろまち】 Muromachi period (1336-1573)
  • 門前町 【もんぜんまち】 town originally built around a temple or shrine

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ting3, ding1
Korean:
jeong

Spanish

  • pueblo
  • ciudad
  • bloque
  • calle

Portuguese

  • aldeia
  • cidade
  • bloco
  • rua

French

  • quartier
  • ville
  • village
  • rue
115 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
61 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
57 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
114 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2995 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
167 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
221 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
426 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.4 Japanese for Busy People
182 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
182 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
549 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1335 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1430 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
756 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1028 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
93 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
21735 Morohashi
1113 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3729 New Nelson (John Haig)
92 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
96 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
63 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3653 2001 Kanji
5f2.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-2 SKIP code
6102.0 Four corner code
1-36-14 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
753a Unicode hex code

3 strokes
Radical:
big, very
Parts:
large, big
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
7 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 大 【ダイ】 large, big, great, huge, vast, major, important, serious, severe, great, prominent, eminent, distinguished, -sized, as big as, the size of, university, large (e.g. serving size), large option, long month (i.e. having 31 days)
  • 大尉 【タイイ】 captain (Army, US Marine Corps, USAF), lieutenant (Navy), flight lieutenant (RAF, RAAF, RNZAF, etc.)
  • 国大 【コクダイ】 national university
  • 電通大 【デンツウダイ】 University of Electro-Communications
  • 大 【タイ】 nth year in the Taishō era (1912.7.30-1926.12.25)
  • 大尉 【タイイ】 captain (Army, US Marine Corps, USAF), lieutenant (Navy), flight lieutenant (RAF, RAAF, RNZAF, etc.)
  • 負荷増大 【フカゾウタイ】 load increase
  • 御大 【オンタイ】 boss, governor, headman

Kun reading compounds

  • 大きい 【おおきい】 big, large, great, loud, extensive, spacious, important, decisive, valuable, older, grown up

Readings

Japanese names:
うふ、 お、 おう、 た、 たかし、 とも、 はじめ、 ひろ、 ひろし、 まさ、 まさる、 もと、 わ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
da4, dai4
Korean:
dae, da, tae

Spanish

  • grande
  • muy
  • mucho

Portuguese

  • grande
  • enorme

French

  • grand
22 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
25 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
53 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
7 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1171 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
32 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
40 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
48 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.2 Japanese for Busy People
26 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
26 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
87 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
408 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4224 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2133 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2882 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
108 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5831 Morohashi
3416 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1133 New Nelson (John Haig)
107 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
112 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
5 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
14 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1463 2001 Kanji
0a3.18 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-4 SKIP code
4003.0 Four corner code
1-34-71 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5927 Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
foot 足 (⻊)
Parts:
Variants:
path, route, road, distance
Kun:
-じみち
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
529 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 路上 【ロジョウ】 on the road, on the street, in the street, on the way
  • 路地 【ロジ】 alley, alleyway, lane, path through a gate or garden, teahouse garden
  • 活路 【カツロ】 means of survival, means of escape, way out of a difficulty
  • 岐路 【キロ】 forked road, crossroads
  • 路加 【ルカ】 St Luke

Kun reading compounds

  • 道 【みち】 road, path, street, lane, passage, route, way, distance, journey, road (e.g. to victory), course, way (of living, proper conduct, etc.), moral principles, teachings (esp. Confucian or Buddhist), dogma, field (e.g. of medicine), subject, speciality, means, way, method
  • 道教え 【みちおしえ】 tiger beetle (esp. the Japanese tiger beetle, Cicindela japonica)
  • 長路 【ながみち】 long road, far journey
  • 脇道 【わきみち】 side road, byroad, digression (e.g. from argument)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
lu4
Korean:
ro

Spanish

  • camino
  • ruta
  • carretera

Portuguese

  • caminho
  • rota
  • estrada
  • distância

French

  • chemin
  • route
  • distance
540 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
439 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
415 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
367 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4561 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
677 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
935 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1925 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
151 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
151 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
533 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1764 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1936 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1031 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1394 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1290 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
37524 Morohashi
1533 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5876 New Nelson (John Haig)
1282 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1376 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
425 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3777 2001 Kanji
7d6.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-6 SKIP code
6716.4 Four corner code
1-47-09 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8def Unicode hex code