The Radical: 少

few    少


Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 5Joyo 2
few, a little
sukoshi, sukunai, SHŌ
Small with an extra stroke
Such a small stroke is too little.
JLPT 4Joyo 2
aruku, ayumu, HO
Top: to stop (= Image of the footprint of the right foot rotated 90° to the left.), bottom: few/little (Such a small stroke is too little.)
Stop a little bit when walking.
JLPT 3Joyo 3
second (of time)
Left: rice plant , right: little (Such a small stroke is too little.)
To (plant) a rice plant, you need as little as one second.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
ministery, reflect, exclude, omission
habuku, kaerimiru, SEI, SHŌ
Top: few, little (Such a small stroke is too little.), bottom: eye
Only few eyes in a ministry reflect about omissions.
JLPT 2Joyo 6
sand, grit
suna, SA, SHA
Left: stone (Below the cliff are stones ), right: few/little (Such a small stroke is too little.)
If stones are made to "fewer", you get sand.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
excerpt, selection, extract, summary
Left: hand , right: few/little (Such a small stroke is too little.)
The hand takes only a little: an exerpt.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
ford (=shallow part of a river), transit
Left: water , right: walk (You should stop a little when: walking.)
You walk through the water: at the ford.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
VIP, privileged guest, visitor, guest of honor
From top: roof , one , few/little , shell/money
Under our roof, this (particular) one needs only little money: He is a VIP-guest.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
frequently, repeatedly, often
shikiri, HIN
Left: walk (.. with stopping a little/few ), right: head/forehead
Walking is good for the head: Do it frequently.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
mysterious, excellent, exquisite, odd, curious, queer
Left: woman , right: few/little
Among women are few who are mysterious and also excellent??
JLPT 1Joyo 7
be inferior, worse
otoru, RETSU
Top: few/little , below: strength
Too little strength makes you inferior.
JLPT -Joyo 7
suna, SA
Left: water , right: few, little
(In the past, water was never pure) In water was always a little sand.
JLPT -Joyo 7
make progress, advance
hakadoru, CHOKU
Left: Hand , right: walk (.. with stopping a little )
With your hands and by walking you can make progress.

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