Jisho

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12 strokes
Radical:
say
Parts:
Variants:
utmost, most, extreme
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
82 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 最 【サイ】 the most, the extreme, prime, conspicuous
  • 最近 【サイキン】 recently, lately, these days, nowadays, right now, nearest, closest

Kun reading compounds

  • 最も 【もっとも】 most, extremely
  • 最も近い共通祖先 【もっともちかいきょうつうそせん】 most recent common ancestor

Readings

Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zui4
Korean:
choe

Spanish

  • prefijo para superlativo
  • más
  • sumamente
  • extremadamente

Portuguese

  • Capacidade máxima
  • maior
  • extremo

French

  • le plus
  • ultra-
  • extrême
402 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
510 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
484 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
121 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2146 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
291 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
612 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1742 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.11 Japanese for Busy People
263 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
263 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
439 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1000 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3120 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1599 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2181 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
829 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14301 Morohashi
2472 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2492 New Nelson (John Haig)
821 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
884 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
99 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
587 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3867 2001 Kanji
4c8.10 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-8 SKIP code
6014.7 Four corner code
1-26-39 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6700 Unicode hex code

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, 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)
  • 小学校 【ショウガッコウ】 primary school, elementary school, grade school
  • 縮小 【シュクショウ】 reduction, curtailment, cut, cutback, scaling down
  • 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

9 strokes
Radical:
mound, dam (阝 left) 阜 (阝)
Parts:
limit, restrict, to best of ability
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
405 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 限界 【ゲンカイ】 limit, bound
  • 限度 【ゲンド】 limit, bounds
  • 制限 【セイゲン】 restriction, restraint, limitation, limit
  • 賞味期限 【ショウミキゲン】 best-before date (on food), use-by date, expiry date, expiration date

Kun reading compounds

  • 限る 【かぎる】 to restrict, to limit, to confine, to be restricted to, to be limited to, to be confined to, to be best (for), to be the best plan, to be the only way (to)
  • 限り 【かぎり】 limit, limits, bounds, degree, extent, scope, the end, the last, as long as ..., as far as ..., as much as ..., to the limits of ..., all of ..., unless ..., (not) included in ..., (not) part of ..., ... only (e.g. "one time only", "today only"), end of one's life, final moments, death, funeral, burial
  • 限りある 【かぎりある】 finite, limited, restricted
  • 中限 【なかぎり】 next-month delivery

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xian4
Korean:
han

Spanish

  • limitar
  • restringir
  • confinar

Portuguese

  • limite
  • restringir
  • o melhor possível

French

  • limite
  • limiter
  • restreindre
  • autant que possible
601 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
691 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
665 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
474 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4987 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
600 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
985 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
847 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
866 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
975 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
728 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
475 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
296 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
357 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1478 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
41627 Morohashi
398 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6439 New Nelson (John Haig)
1466 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1576 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
370 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
696 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3665 2001 Kanji
2d6.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-6 SKIP code
1-2-6 SKIP code
7723.2 Four corner code
1-24-34 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9650 Unicode hex code