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Japanese Kanji Grade 2
# 83
Meaning a few, a little
Onyomi ショウ
Kunyomi すくない,  すこし
Usage See examples below
Writing practice
 
Stroke Order Rules
 
1. Write from left to right, and from top to bottom
2. Horizontal before vertical
3. Cutting strokes last
4. Diagonals right-to-left before diagonals left-to-right
5. Center verticals before outside "wings"
6. Outside before inside
7. Left vertical before enclosing
8. Bottom enclosing strokes last
9. Dots and minor strokes last
 
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Examples
 

Kanji

Japanese

Romaji

English

少し すこし sukoshi small quantity, few
少しずつ すこしずつ sukoshizutsu little by little
少ない すくない sukunai few, a little, /scarce
少食 しょうしょく shoushoku light eating
少食家 しょうしょくか shoushokuka light eater
少額 しょうがく shougaku small sum
少なげ すくなげ sukunage scarcity
少者 しょうしゃ shousha young person
少数者 しょうすうしゃ shousuusha the minority
少数党 しょうすうとう shousuutou minority party

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