Radical 42

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← 41 Radical 42 (U+2F29) 43 →
(U+5C0F) "small, insignificant"
Gwoyeu Romatzyh:sheau
Cantonese Yale:síu
Kana:shō (sē), chiisai
ショー (セー), ちいさい
Kanji:小 shō
Hangul:작을 jageul
Sino-Korean:소 so
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Radical 42 meaning "small" or "insignificant" is 1 of 31 Kangxi radicals (214 radicals total) composed of three strokes.

In the Kangxi Dictionary, there are 41 characters (out of 49,030) to be found under this radical.

Characters with Radical 42[edit]

strokes character
without additional strokes
1 additional stroke 尐 少
2 additional strokes 尒 尓 尔 尕
3 additional strokes 尖 尗 尘 当
5 additional strokes 尙 尚
6 additional strokes 尛 尜 尝
9 additional strokes
10 additional strokes 尟 尠
11 additional strokes


  • Fazzioli, Edoardo. Chinese calligraphy : from pictograph to ideogram : the history of 214 essential Chinese/Japanese characters. calligraphy by Rebecca Hon Ko. New York, 1987: Abbeville Press. ISBN 0-89659-774-1.
  • Lunde, Ken (Jan 5, 2009). "Appendix J: Japanese Character Sets" (PDF). CJKV Information Processing: Chinese, Japanese, Korean & Vietnamese Computing (Second ed.). Sebastopol, Calif.: O'Reilly Media. ISBN 978-0-596-51447-1.

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