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

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 少 【ショウ】 small, little, few
  • 少輔 【ショウ】 assistant vice-minister (ritsuryō system, early Meiji period)
  • 減少 【ゲンショウ】 decrease, reduction, decline
  • 最少 【サイショウ】 fewest, least, smallest (number), lowest, minimum, youngest

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

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
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

13 strokes (also 12)
Radical:
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
Parts:
difference, differ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N3
344 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 違反 【イハン】 violation, offense, offence, breach, transgression, infringement, contravention
  • 違法 【イホウ】 illegal, illicit, unlawful
  • 相違 【ソウイ】 difference, discrepancy, variation
  • 格段の相違 【カクダンノソウイ】 marked difference

Kun reading compounds

  • 違う 【ちがう】 to differ (from), to vary, to not be in the usual condition, to be incorrect, to be wrong, to be off the mark, to be different (from what was promised, etc.), isn't it?, wasn't it?
  • 違くて 【ちがくて】 different (from), not the same (as)
  • 違い 【ちがい】 difference, distinction, discrepancy, mistake, error
  • 違いない 【ちがいない】 sure, no mistaking it, for certain, without doubt
  • 違える 【ちがえる】 to change, to alter, to mistake, to make a mistake, to fail to keep (e.g. one's promise), to sprain (a muscle), to dislocate (e.g. one's neck)
  • 違う 【たがう】 to differ, to be different, to run counter to, to change (into something out of the ordinary)
  • 違える 【たがえる】 to change, to alter, to run counter to, to go against, to break (one's word), to make a mistake (in), to err

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
wei2
Korean:
wi

Spanish

  • diferencia
  • diferir
  • violar
  • ser diferente
  • cambiar
  • alterar

Portuguese

  • diferença
  • diferir

French

  • différence
  • différer
1006 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
496 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4720 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
883 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
965 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
814 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
833 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
385 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
713 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3907 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2014 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2716 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1659 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
39067P Morohashi
3151 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6099 New Nelson (John Haig)
1644 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1773 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
274 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
1676 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1655 2001 Kanji
2q10.5 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-10 SKIP code
3-2-10 SKIP code
3430.4 Four corner code
1-16-67 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9055 Unicode hex code