Jisho

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4 strokes
Radical:
small, insignificant
Parts:
few, little
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
287 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 少 【ショウ】 small, little, few
  • 少輔 【ショウ】 assistant vice-minister (ritsuryo system, early Meiji period)
  • 最少 【サイショウ】 fewest, least, smallest (number), lowest, minimum, youngest
  • 過少 【カショウ】 too few, too little, insufficient

Kun reading compounds

  • 少ない 【すくない】 few, a little, scarce, insufficient, seldom
  • 少し 【すこし】 small quantity, little, few, something, little while, short distance
  • 少しも 【すこしも】 (not) at all, (not) a bit, (not) in the least, (not) in the slightest

Readings

Chinese:
shao3, shao4
Korean:
so

Spanish

  • poco
  • pequeño
  • un poco
  • apenas

Portuguese

  • poucos
  • pequenos

French

  • un petit peu
  • un peu
93 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
160 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
143 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
231 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
166 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
129 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
47 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
88 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.17 Japanese for Busy People
144 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
144 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
105 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
512 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4278 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2163 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2915 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
107 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7475 Morohashi
3467 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1390 New Nelson (John Haig)
106 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
111 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
153 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
95 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1160 2001 Kanji
3n1.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-4-4 SKIP code
1-1-3 SKIP code
9020.0 Four corner code
1-30-15 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5c11 Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
scholar, bachelor
Parts:
Variants:
robust, manhood, prosperity
Kun:
さかん
On:
ソウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1657 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 壮 【ソウ】 vibrancy, strength, bravery, manliness, (esp. of men) one's prime (approx. age 30), counter for times of moxibustion
  • 壮行 【ソウコウ】 rousing
  • 悲壮 【ヒソウ】 tragic but brave, heroic, grim, pathetic
  • 強壮 【キョウソウ】 able-bodied, robust, sturdy, strong

Kun reading compounds

  • 盛ん 【さかん】 prosperous, flourishing, thriving, successful, popular, widespread, active, lively, energetic, vigorous, brisk, strong, enthusiastic, eager, hearty, frequent, repeated

Readings

Japanese names:
つよし
Chinese:
zhuang4
Korean:
jang

Spanish

  • poderoso
  • influyente
  • próspero

Portuguese

  • robusto
  • másculo
  • prosperidade

French

  • robuste
  • âge d'homme
  • prospérité
1514 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1449 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2837 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1329 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1174 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
243 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1326 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1409 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1445 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
394 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
263 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
165 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
198 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
327 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5642 Morohashi
224 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
974 New Nelson (John Haig)
321 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
343 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1068 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1272 2001 Kanji
2b4.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-3 SKIP code
3411.0 Four corner code
1-33-52 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
58ee Unicode hex code

3 strokes
Radical:
scholar, bachelor
Parts:
gentleman, scholar, samurai, samurai radical (no. 33)
Kun:
さむらい
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N1
526 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 士 【シ】 man (esp. one who is well-respected), samurai, person (in a certain profession, esp. licensed), member
  • 士官 【シカン】 officer
  • 飛行士 【ヒコウシ】 pilot
  • 公認会計士 【コウニンカイケイシ】 certified public accountant

Kun reading compounds

  • 侍 【さむらい】 warrior (esp. of military retainers of daimyos in the Edo period), samurai, man in attendance (on a person of high standing), retainer
  • 二四六九士 【にしむくさむらい】 mnemonic for remembering the months with fewer than 31 days (ni, shi, mu, ku, etc.)

Readings

Japanese names:
お、 ま
Chinese:
shi4
Korean:
sa

Spanish

  • caballero
  • samurai
  • hombre

Portuguese

  • cavalheiro
  • samurai

French

  • gentilhomme
  • samouraï
  • radical samouraï (no. 33)
410 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
521 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
494 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
301 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1160 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
59 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1173 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
41 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
572 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
581 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
755 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
393 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4213 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2129 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2877 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
325 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5638 Morohashi
3405 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1117 New Nelson (John Haig)
319 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
341 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
386 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
441 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1472 2001 Kanji
3p0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-2 SKIP code
4010.0 Four corner code
1-27-46 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
58eb Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
roof
Parts:
bureaucrat, the government, organ
On:
カン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
230 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 官 【カン】 government service, the bureaucracy
  • 官界 【カンカイ】 bureaucracy
  • 代官 【ダイカン】 Edo-period prefectural governor (magistrate, bailiff)
  • 自衛官 【ジエイカン】 Japanese Self-Defense Force official, Self-Defense Force official

Readings

Chinese:
guan1
Korean:
gwan

Spanish

  • gobierno
  • gubernamental (lugar
  • persona)
  • órgano del cuerpo

Portuguese

  • burocracia
  • o governo

French

  • fonctionnaire
  • gouvernemental
364 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
465 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
441 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
225 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1295 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
318 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
462 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
672 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
326 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
326 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
540 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
469 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2766 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1417 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1912 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1279 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7107 Morohashi
2226 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1322 New Nelson (John Haig)
1271 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1363 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
202 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
498 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
777 2001 Kanji
3m5.6 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-5 SKIP code
3077.7 Four corner code
1-20-17 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5b98 Unicode hex code