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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 小 (shou)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 小 (shou)

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MEANING:

little, small

HOW TO READ:

On: shou
Kun: chii.sai, ko-, o-, sa-

WORDS:

小麦 (komugi): wheat
小屋 (koya): hut, cabin
小売 (kouri): retail
小道 (komichi): path, lane
小男 (kootoko): small man
小島 (kojima): small island
小型 (kogata): small size, tiny
小声 (kogoe): low voice, whisper
少女 (shoujo): little girl, maiden
小児 (shouni): young child, infant
少々 (shoushou): just a minute
小柄 (kogara): small build
小指 (koyubi): little finger
小耳 (komimi): overhear, happened to hear that
小火 (shouka): small fire
小説 (shousetsu): novel, short story
小銭 (kozeni): coins, small change
縮小 (shukushou): reduction, curtailment
小口 (koguchi): small amount, small sum
小包 (kodzutsumi): parcel, packet
小さな (chiisana): small, little, tiny
小遣い (kodzukai): pocket money, allowance
小間使 (komazdukai): maid
番小屋 (bangoya): guard house
小切手 (kogitte): cheque, check
小学校 (shougakkou): primary school
小規模 (shoukibo): small scale
最小限 (saishougen): minimum, lowest


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

探偵小説を読んでいます。
tantei shousetsu o yonde imasu.
I’m reading a detective story.

女の子は小さな箱のなかをのぞいた。
onna no ko wa chiisana hako no naka o nozoita.
The little girl peered into a small case.

警部は部下に小声で何か命令した。
keibu wa buka ni kogoe de nanika meirei shita.
The police inspector gave his subordinates some low-voiced instructions.

この小道を通って行くほうが、時間がかからずに行けるのだ。
kono komichi o tootte iku hou ga, jikan ga kakarazu ni ikeru no da.
You can save time by taking this path.

彼の視線は椅子の上に置いてあった、小型の旅行鞄に落ちた。
kare no shisen wa isu no ue ni oite atta, kogata no ryokoukaban ni ochita.
His eyes fell on a small suitcase that was lying on a chair.

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