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小 means 'small'

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Strokes : 3    Radical number: 42    Frequency: 35   JLPT: N5    Ring: 2    Set: 2    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 2    Beginner lesson: 7   Begins 682 words   Used in 1002 words   Used in 10140 names   Component in 130 kanji (64 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ショウ
Kun
   こ-   お-   ちいさい small
Kun    さ-
Name    いさら   こう   さざ   しゃお   ちいさ
     
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 小 is used 38 times, read 4 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 小 is used 905 times, read 5 ways (with 3 variations). 1 words use a non-standard reading.
ショウ : 419 words FIND ALL
novel; (short) story
4
1
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こ- (read as こ) : 412 words FIND ALL
noun
child; children
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1
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こ- (read as ご) : 25 words FIND ALL
noun
hut (esp. on a mountain); shack; refuge; shanty
6
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ちいさい : 18 words FIND ALL
small; little; tiny
5
2
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お- (read as お) : 17 words FIND ALL
noun
streamlet; brook
2
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さ- (read as さ) : 7 words FIND ALL
prefix
narrow; thin
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7
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さざ: 1 word. FIND ALL
noun
ripple (on water); wavelets  (often written with kana only)
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こう: 5 words. FIND ALL
noun
lane; alley  (see also: 大路)
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7
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Part of a non-standard reading: 1 word. FIND ALL
noun
adzuki bean (Vigna angularis)
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6
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Henshall: 27 (originally: 36)  Joy o' Kanji : 36  Key to Kanji: 529 

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ショウ   こ-    お-    ちいさい small   
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