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 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

11 strokes
Radical:
bamboo 竹 (⺮)
Parts:
bamboo hat, one's influence
Kun:
かさ
On:
リュウ
Jinmeiyō kanji, used in names
1499 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 蓑笠 【ミノカサ】 sedge hat and straw rain cape

Kun reading compounds

  • 笠 【かさ】 conical hat (East-Asian style), coolie hat, something shaped like a conical hat or an umbrella, shade (of a lamp), mushroom cap, pileus
  • 笠石 【かさいし】 copestone, cope, coping stone, capping stone, capstone
  • 嫁が笠 【よめがかさ】 Cellana toreuma (species of limpet)
  • 煙突の笠 【えんとつのかさ】 chimney cap

Readings

Chinese:
li4
Korean:
rib

Spanish

  • sombrero de bambú
  • objeto con esa forma

Portuguese

French

  • chapeau de bambou
  • influence (d'une personne)
3381 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1473 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3300 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2320 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
948 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
25924 Morohashi
2662 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4269 New Nelson (John Haig)
939 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1009 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
6f5.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-6-5 SKIP code
8810.8 Four corner code
19-62 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7b20 Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
cliff
Parts:
Variants:
meadow, original, primitive, field, plain, prairie, tundra, wilderness
Kun:
はら
On:
ゲン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
172 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 原 【ゲン】 original, primitive, primary, fundamental, raw
  • 原案 【ゲンアン】 original plan, original bill, original motion, draft
  • 草原 【ソウゲン】 grass-covered plain, grasslands, meadows, savannah, prairie, steppe
  • 抗原 【コウゲン】 antigen

Kun reading compounds

  • 原 【はら】 field, plain, prairie, tundra, moor, wilderness
  • 原っぱ 【はらっぱ】 open field, empty lot, plain
  • 草原 【そうげん】 grass-covered plain, grasslands, meadows, savannah, prairie, steppe
  • 萩原 【はぎはら】 reedy field

Readings

Japanese names:
た、 ばる、 ら、 わた、 わら
Chinese:
yuan2
Korean:
weon

Spanish

  • origen
  • pradera
  • prado
  • campo

Portuguese

  • prado
  • original
  • primitivo
  • campo
  • planície
  • pradaria
  • tundra
  • sertão

French

  • pré
  • prairie
  • champ
  • original
  • primitif
  • toundra
  • désert (étendue sauvage)
205 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
119 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
107 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
132 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
825 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
202 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
388 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1231 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
136 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
136 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
405 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
260 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3733 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1910 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2593 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
136 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2973 Morohashi
3009 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
652 New Nelson (John Haig)
134 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
142 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
113 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
192 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3341 2001 Kanji
2p8.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-2-8 SKIP code
7129.6 Four corner code
24-22 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
539f Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
dog 犬 (犭)
Parts:
Variants:
monkey
Kun:
さる
On:
エン
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1772 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 猿人 【エンジン】 ape man
  • 猿害 【エンガイ】 damages inflicted by monkeys (on crops, etc.)
  • 人類猿 【ジンルイエン】 anthropoid ape
  • 孤猿 【コエン】 lone monkey, stray monkey

Kun reading compounds

  • 猿 【さる】 monkey (esp. the Japanese macaque, Macaca fuscata), ape, non-human primate, sly person, idiot, hick, sliding wooden bolt (for holding a door or window shut), clasp used to control the height of a pot-hook, bathhouse prostitute
  • 猿尾 【さるお】 backside part of the shamisen's neck where it meets the body
  • 木から落ちた猿 【きからおちたさる】 person who has lost something they used to rely on, a monkey fallen from the tree
  • 真猿 【まさる】 monkey (esp. the Japanese macaque, Macaca fuscata)

Readings

Japanese names:
さ、 さわ、 ざる、 まし
Chinese:
yuan2
Korean:
weon

Spanish

  • mono
  • simio

Portuguese

  • Macaco

French

  • singe
1028 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1717 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2905 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1529 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2062 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1584 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1690 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1865 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1308 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
824 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
479 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
612 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
410 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
20584 Morohashi
669 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3600 New Nelson (John Haig)
403 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
430 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1648 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2965 2001 Kanji
3g10.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-10 SKIP code
4423.2 Four corner code
17-78 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
733f Unicode hex code

3 strokes
Radical:
child, seed
Parts:
child, sign of the rat, 11PM-1AM, first sign of Chinese zodiac
Kun:
-こ
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
72 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 子 【シ】 child (esp. a boy), viscount, founder of a school of thought (esp. Confucius), master, masters and philosophers (categorization of Chinese classical literature), you, -er (i.e. man who spends all his time doing...)
  • 子宮 【シキュウ】 womb, uterus
  • 中性子 【チュウセイシ】 neutron
  • 精子 【セイシ】 sperm
  • 主 【ス】 honorific (or familiar) suffix used after a name
  • 金子 【キンス】 money, funds
  • 恵比寿 【エビス】 Ebisu, god of fishing and commerce
  • 対子 【トイツ】 pair, eyes
  • 七対子 【チートイツ】 seven pairs, winning hand composed of seven pairs

Kun reading compounds

  • 子 【こ】 child, young (animal), young woman, young geisha, offshoot, interest, new shares, player who is not a dealer (in cards, mahjong, etc.), bird egg, -er (often of young women)
  • 子 【こう】 child, interest
  • 根っこ 【ねっこ】 root (of a plant), stump (of a tree), root (of a problem, etc.), base, foundation, origin, source
  • 江戸っ子 【えどっこ】 true Tokyoite, person born and raised in Edo
  • 子 【ね】 first sign of the Chinese zodiac (The Rat, 11pm-1am, north, November)
  • 子忌み 【ねいみ】 collecting herbs and pulling out young pine trees by the roots (annual event held on the first Day of the Rat of the New Year)
  • 甲子 【きのえね】 first of the sexagenary cycle
  • 庚子 【かのえね】 thirty-seventh of the sexagenary cycle

Readings

Japanese names:
い、 き、 ぎ、 く、 け、 ねっ
Chinese:
zi3, zi2, zi5
Korean:
ja

Spanish

  • chiquillo
  • niño

Portuguese

  • criança

French

  • enfant
  • signe de la 1ère branche terrestre
  • signe du Rat (zodiaque)
  • 23 h à 01 h
  • Nord (0°)
31 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
40 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
25 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
56 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1264 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
61 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
43 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
38 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.18 Japanese for Busy People
103 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
103 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
69 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
455 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4196 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2125 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2872 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
96 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
6930 Morohashi
3390 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1281 New Nelson (John Haig)
95 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
99 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
42 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
18 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3547 2001 Kanji
2c0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-1 SKIP code
4-2-1 SKIP code
1740.7 Four corner code
27-50 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5b50 Unicode hex code