small, briefly, the young, for a short while, little
Chinese character (simplified) and stroke order animation"How do I write 小 ( siu2 ) correctly?"
The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers. This Cantonese dictionary shows you the correct stroke order as an animation for all individual characters so you can learn and understand how to write the character correctly. :
The traditional Chinese characters of siu2 are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Shapes and Features
Usage as a radical
小 can also be used as a radical, i.e. as a sub-component of a Chinese character.
小 is composed of 3 strokes and therefore is of very low complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).
Tags and additional information (Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)
snack | to look down upon
小 ( siu / siu2 ) belongs to the 100 most common Chinese characters (rank 51)
Other characters that are pronounced siu2 in Cantonese