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English: few little On-Yomi: ショウ Kun-Yomi: すく.ない すこ.し
Bushu (Radical) Info: ノ (てん) – kana-no 小 (ちいさい) – little 尚 (ショウ, なお) – esteem; furthermore; still; yet
Henshall Mnemonic: small with just a little extra
Levels: JLPT N4 | JLPT 4 (old) | Grade 2 Frequency: #287 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji: Click any individual kanji to view a similar information sheet for it. Click [K] to look up the word's individual character(s) at WWWJDIC. Click [D] to look up the word at WWWJDIC (definition is the same but other useful features exist).
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JLPT N5 Words 少し [すこし] (adv,n) (1) small quantity; little; few; something; (2) little while; (3) short distance [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 少ない [すくない] (adj) few; a little; scarce; insufficient; seldom [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] JLPT N3 Words 少 年 [しょうねん] (n) boys; juveniles [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 多 少 [たしょう] (adj-no,adv,n) more or less; somewhat; a little; some [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 少々 [しょうしょう] (adv,exp,n-adv,n) just a minute; small quantity [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 少しも [すこしも] (adv,exp) anything of; not one bit [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 少 女 [しょうじょ] (n) daughter; young lady; virgin; maiden; little girl [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] JLPT N2 Words 青 少 年 [せいしょうねん] (n) youth; young person [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 少なくとも [すくなくとも] (adv) at least [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] JLPT N1 Words 少 数 [しょうすう] (n) minority; few [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 減 少 [げんしょう] (n) decrease; reduction; decline [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT 少 数 意 見 [しょうすういけん] (n) minority opinion [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 最 少 [さいしょう] (n) smallest; minimum; least [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 少 量 [しょうりょう] (adj-na,n-adv,n) small dose; small quantity; narrowmindedness [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 最 年 少 [さいねんしょう] (adj-no) youngest [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 幼 少 [ようしょう] (adj-na,n) infancy; childhood; tender age [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 少なからず [すくなからず] (adv) considerably; not a little; in no small numbers [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 少 尉 [しょうい] (n) second lieutenant; sublieutenant; ensign [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 少 額 [しょうがく] (n) small sum (e.g. of money); small denomination [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 希 少 [きしょう] (adj-na,n) scarce; rare [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 少 佐 [しょうさ] (n) major; lieutenant commander; wing commander [ K] [ D] [ Jisho] 少 将 [しょうしょう] (n) major general; rear admiral; air commodore [ K] [ D] [ Jisho]