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

19 strokes
Radical:
fish
Parts:
whale
Kun:
くじら
On:
ゲイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1486 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 鯨肉 【ゲイニク】 whale meat
  • 鯨飲 【ゲイイン】 drinking hard, drinking like a fish
  • 白鯨 【ハクゲイ】 white whale, Moby Dick
  • 反捕鯨 【ハンホゲイ】 opposition to whaling, anti-whaling

Kun reading compounds

  • 鯨 【くじら】 whale (Cetacea spp.)
  • 鯨肉 【げいにく】 whale meat
  • タスマニア鯨 【タスマニアくじら】 Shepherd's beaked whale (Tasmacetus shepherdi)
  • 五島鯨 【ごとうくじら】 larger whales of family Delphinidae (esp. the pilot whale or blackfish)

Readings

Chinese:
jing1
Korean:
gyeong

Spanish

  • ballena

Portuguese

  • baleia

French

  • baleine
1208 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1768 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5307 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1345 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1921 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2831 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
700 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
713 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
915 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1933 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2361 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1214 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1661 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
321 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
46257 Morohashi
1882 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6886 New Nelson (John Haig)
315 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
337 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1927 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2541 2001 Kanji
11a8.9 The Kanji Dictionary
1-11-8 SKIP code
2039.6 Four corner code
23-63 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9be8 Unicode hex code