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Today's Kanji

Today's Kanji -- May 22, 2015

  • on reading:
  • ショウ
  • kun reading:
  • すくない   すこ
  • meaning(s):
  • few, little
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Compounds

かしょう little; few; scanty
かしょう too few
きしょう scarce; rare
きしょう scarce; rare
きんしょう few; little; insignificant
けいしょう trifling; slight
げんしょう decrease; reduction; decline
さしょう trifling; little; few; slight
さいしょう smallest; minimum; least
じゃくしょう puniness; youth
しょうしょう just a minute; small quantity
すこし small quantity; little; few; something; little while; short distance
しずつ すこしずつ little by little
しずつ すこしずつちがう a little different
しづつ すこしづつ little by little; a little for each; gradually
しの すこしのそんですむ to get off with a little loss
しも すこしも anything of; not one bit
すこしづつ little by little; a little for each; gradually
ない すくない few; a little; scarce; insufficient; seldom
ない すくないじかん limited time
なからず すくなからず considerably; not a little; in no small numbers
なからぬ すくなからぬ not a little (few)
なくとも すくなくとも at least
なくも すくなくも at least
なげ すくなげ scarcity
しょうい second lieutenant; ensign
しょうい ensign (navy); second lieutenant (marine and army)
しょうおん small favors
しょうがく small sum (e.g. of money); small denomination
しょうかん short interval of leisure
しょうかん short break or breather; lull
しょうけい short rest; recess
しょうこくみん the rising generation; children
しょうさ major; lieutenant commander; wing commander
しょうし low birth rate
しょうしほん small capital
しょうじ one's early days; little while
しょうしゃ young person
おとめ daughter; young lady; virgin; maiden; little girl
しょうじょ daughter; young lady; virgin; maiden; little girl
しょうじょしょうせつ story for young girls
しょうしょう major general; rear admiral; air commodore
しょうしょう just a minute; small quantity
りない しょうしょうたりない somewhat lacking; somewhat weak in the head
しょうしょく light eating; spare diet
しょうしょくか light eater
しょうすう minority; few
しょうすういけん minority opinion
しょうすうしゃ the minority
しょうすうせいえい elect (select) few
しょうすうてん decimal point
しょうすうとう minority party
しょうすうは minority group (party); minority
しょうすうみんぞく minority peoples
しょうそう youth
しょうそうきえい young and energetic; up-and-coming
しょうそうしかん youth officer
しょうそうゆうい energetic
しょうてい young brother
しょうてき weak opponent; weak enemy
しょうねん boys; juveniles
しょうねんいん reform school
しょうねんかい junior society
しょうねんかんかいん reform school
しょうねんかんべつしょ detention home
しょうねんしょうじょ boys and girls
しょうねんしんぱんしょ juvenile court
しょうねんしんぱんじょ juvenile court
しょうねんだん Boy Scouts
しょうねんはんざい juvenile delinquency
しょうねんぶんがく juvenile literature
しょうねんほう juvenile law
しょうねんろうどう child labor
しょうよく a little covetousness
しょうりょう small dose; small quantity; narrowmindedness
しょりん Shaolin (in Ch)
じんいんしゅくしょう personnel reduction
せんしょう very little; quite few
たしょう more or less; somewhat; a little; some
ねんしょう youth
びしょう infinitesimal
ようしょう infancy; childhood; tender age
ろうしょう young and old