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小 : Little

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little, small (radical 42)

On 'yomi:
ショウ(shou)
Kun 'yomi:
ちい.さい(chii.sai) こ-() お-(ō) さ-()
Nanori:
いさら(isara) こう(kou) さざ(saza) しゃお(shao) ちいさ(chiisa)
Strokes:3
Radical: (42)
Usage Rating:114
JLPT:N5
old JLPT:4
Grade:1
Unicode:05c0f
jis208:30-14
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小 Usage examples

軽薄短(けいはくたんしょう)small and light
立ち便(たちしょうべん)
便(たちしょうべん)
urinating outdoors, urinating by the roadside
(たんしょう)short and small
風車(ふうしゃごや)windmill
風俗(ふうぞくしょうせつ)novel depicting customs and manners of the day
アジア(しょうアジア)Asia Minor
(しょうてい)I, me
(こみせ)
見世(こみせ)
passage formed under the eaves of houses after heavy snowfalls (Tohoku region), low class brothel, small store
(おごと)koto (usu. small)
掛け(かけごや)
(かけごや)
temporary theater, temporary theatre, lean-to
一時間(こいちじかん)nearly one hour
売りに卸す(こうりにおろす)to sell wholesale to a retailer
型赤家蚊(こがたあかいえか)Culex tritaeniorhynchus
締まり(こじまり)firmer tendency
面憎い(こづらにくい)cheeky, saucy, pert
銭入れ(こぜにいれ)change purse
荷物扱い(こにもつあつかい)parcel consignment
(こばこ)
(こばこ)
(こばこ)
small box, casket
(こもく)komoku, cross next to the star (on a go game board)
戻す(こもどす)to rally a little (e.g. market)
ごくさい(ごくちいさい)
さい(ごくちいさい)
very small
(しょうい)subcommittee
(しょういち)
(しょういち)
first-year student of an elementary school
(しょうさい)abstinence (in Catholicism)
主観(しょうしゅかん)small ego
(しょうじょう)Hinayana (the Lesser Vehicle)
成に安んじる(しょうせいにやすんじる)to be content with small successes
説を書く(しょうせつをかく)to write a novel
東京(しょうとうきょう)epitome of Tokyo, miniature Tokyo
便を漏らす(しょうべんをもらす)to wet oneself
(しょうほう)vesicle
(しょうみょう)minor feudal lord
(どうしょう)the above-mentioned elementary school
路文(ふくろこうじぶん)easily misunderstood sentence, garden-path sentence, cul-de-sac sentence
っこい(ちっこい)
(ちっこい)
very small
豆鱒(あずきます)rock cod, black-saddled grouper
型乗用車(こがたじょうようしゃ)small (compact) car, minicar
股掬い(こまたすくい)over-thigh scooping body drop
品集(しょうひんしゅう)collection of literary sketches, sketch book
少女(しょうじょしょうせつ)story for young girls
水車(すいしゃごや)water mill
郵便(ゆうびんこづつみ)parcel
安貝(コヤスガイ)cowrie (esp. the chocolate cowrie, Mauritia mauritiana), cowry
鹿(こじか)fawn
臼歯(しょうきゅうし)premolar (tooth)
手投げ(こてなげ)armlock throw, forearm throw
選挙区(しょうせんきょく)small electoral district, single-member constituency
太鼓(こだいこ)small drum
料理屋(こりょうりや)small restaurant, eating house