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Meaning of 小

little, small




ちい(さい)、 こ-、 お-、 さ-
chii(sai), ko-, o-, sa-

Learn Japanese kanji: 【 ショウ / ちい(さい)、 こ-、 お-、 さ- 】

Meaning: little, small

114 of 2,500 most used kanji in newspapers.

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Example #1

otouto wa shougakusei desu.
My younger brother is an elementary school student.
Example #2

sore wa omotteita yori chiisai.
That's smaller than I thought it was.
Example #3

kare wa shougakkou no kyouin desu.
He's an elementary school teacher.
Example #4

shoujo manga wa amari suki janai.
I don't like (young) girly manga.
Example #5

kono seetaa wa chiisakute watashi wa kirarenai.
This sweater is too small for me to wear.
Example #6

watashi wa anata yori mo se ga chiisai desu.
I am even shorter than you.
Example #7

korera no hon wa doremo chiisana kodomo tachi demo yomemasu.
All of these books can be read by small children.

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