This kanji has kunyoumi or japanese readings of: すく、or すこ, and it has an onyoumi or chinese reading of: ショウ. This character has the meanings: few, or little. This character is made up of the following radicals or parts: small or insignificant followed by katakana ‘no.’ You can remember this kanji by the following hint: Small 小 modified by ノ to indicate a shift to a related meaning, i.e. “few.” Our example sentence is: 少ない犬がいます。すくないいぬがいます。There are few dogs.

Grade Kun On Meaning Strokes Example Sentence
JLPT N5 すく、すこ ショウ few, little 4 少ない犬がいます。


There are few dogs.