Kana: ショウ、ちい.さい、こ-、お-、さ-
Romaji: shō, chii.sai, ko-, o-, sa-

Name Readings

Kana: いさら、こう、さざ、しゃお、ちいさ
Romaji: isara, kou, saza, shao, chiisa


little, small

Stroke Diagram


Kanji Info

Stroke Count:  3
Radical Number:  42
Frequency:  114
Grade:  1
Skip Pattern:  1-1-2
Korean Reading:  so
Chinese Reading:  xiao3
Unicode:  5c0f
JIS:  3E2E


Halpern Index: 7
Nelson Index: 1355
New Nelson Index: 1389
Spahn Hadamitzky Index: 3n0.1
Four Corner Index: 9000.0
Guide to Remembering Index: 36
Gakken Index: 63
Japanese Names Index: 21
Daikanwanjiten Index: 7473
Daikanwanjiten Index and Page: 4.0046
Remembering the kanji Index: 105
Busy People Index: 2.15
Kanji Way Index: 126
Kanji Flashcards Index: 46
Kodansha Compact Index: 511
Read Writing Kanji Third Index: 27
Kanji in Context Index: 88
1999 Kanji Learners Index: 2
2013 Kanji Learners Index: 2
French Remembering the Kanji Index: 106
Remembering the Kanji 6th Index: 110
Essential Kanji Index: 33
Kodansha Kanji Index: 7
Roo 2001 Kanji Index: 1141
Read Writing the Kanji Index: 24
Tuttle Kanji Cards Index: 15


narrow; thin
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)
small; narrow; familiar prefix; slightly; a bit
小学校 (しょうがっこう)
primary school; elementary school; grade school
小さい (ちいさい)
small; little; tiny
small; little; slight; slightly less than; just about; somewhat; somehow; minor (sometimes derogatory); petty
small; little
small; little; dear (figurative sense)
小型 (こがた)
small size; tiny
小学 (しょうがく)
elementary school; primary school; grade school
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