Learn JLPT N4 Kanji

Meaning of 少

few, little

Onyomi

ショウ
shou

Kunyomi

すく(ない)、 すこ(し)
suku(nai), suko(shi)

Learn Japanese kanji: 【ショウ / すく(ない)、 すこ(し)】

Meaning: few, little.

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Stroke Count: 4

- Example Sentences

Each example sentence includes a Japanese kana reading, the romaji reading, and the English translation.

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Example #1

わたしがきのうあったしょうねんは、とてもやさしかった。
watashi ga kinou atta shounen wa, totemo yasashikatta.
The boy I met yesterday was very nice.
Example #2

となりにすんでいるしょうじょは、とてもきれいだ。
tonari ni sundeiru shoujo wa, totemo kirei da.
The girl who lives next door is very beautiful.
Example #3

kore ga hoshii desuga sukoshi takai.
kore ga hoshii desuga sukoshi takai.
I want this, but it's a bit expensive.
Example #4

かれはすこしずつにほんごをおぼえている。
kare wa sukoshi zutsu nihongo wo oboeteiru.
He's learning Japanese little by little.
Example #5

オーストラリアのじんこうはにほんのじんこうよりずっとすくない。
oosutoraria no jinkou wa nihon no jinkou yori zutto sukunai.
The population of Australia is much smaller than that of Japan.
Example #6

このアイテムはざいこがすくない。
kono aitemu wa zaiko ga sukunai.
This item is low on stock.
Example #7

そのしょうじょはおかあさんににている。
sono shoujo wa okaasan ni niteiru.
The girl resembles her mother.
Example #8

しょうしょうおまちください。
shoushou omachi kudasai.
Please wait a moment.
Example #9

わたしはたしょうにほんごがはなせます。
watashi wa tashou nihongo ga hanasemasu.
I can speak Japanese to some degree.
Example #10

しょうねんたちがげんきにサッカーをやっています。
shounentachi ga genki ni sakkaa wo yatteimasu.
The boys are energetically playing soccer.

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