JLPT N5 Vocabulary


small; little; tiny

JLPT N5 vocabulary list

Learn Japanese vocabulary: 【ちいさい】(chiisai)


  • small; little; tiny
  • slight; below average (in degree, amount, etc.); minor; small​
  • low (e.g. sound); soft (e.g. voice)​
  • unimportant; petty; insignificant; trifling; trivial​
  • young; juvenile

Type: Adjective, い-adjective

Level: JLPT N5 Vocabulary

- Example Sentences

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

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Example #1

sore wa chiisai.
That's small.
Example #2

are wa chiisai inu desu.
That's a small dog.
Example #3

chiisai koro kara sore ga suki desu.
I have liked that since I was small.
Example #4

sa ga chiisai.
The difference is small.
Example #5

watashi wa anata yori mo se ga chiisai desu.
I am even shorter than you.
Example #6

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

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