小/pronunciation shyou and chii and ko/mean small

How to study

How to Remember

When you study the Japanese Kanji, "小"

I heard this Kanji from some small dots in hieroglyph.

I'd like you to imagin 3 small dot.

 

In Use

When you use only 小, The pronunciation is "shyou"

 

When you use 小 with other Kanji, The pronunciation is "shyou" or "ko" or "o"

大小(daishyou) 小国(shyougoku) 小学校(shyougakkou) 小石(koishi) 小川(ogawa)

 

When you use 小 with Hiragana, The pronunciation is "chii"

町(machi)の中(naka)は小さい車(kuruma)の方(hou)が便利(benri)です。A small car is more convenient in town.

もう少(suko)し小さいサイズはありませんか? Do you have a smaller size?

 

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