xiǎo
radical. small
Other meanings
[xiǎo]   adj./adv. small, little; briefly; slightly; nearly (followed by a numeral)
[xiǎo]   adj. young
[xiǎo]   char. children, the young; concubine; (term of modesty) my, our; used before the family name of a younger person as a form of endearing address
    small
 n/a 
Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
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shǎo
v./adj./adv. to lack; to owe; to lose; few, little; for a short while
chén
char. dust; this world
jiān
adj./n. sharp, pointed; (of voice) piercing; acute, sensitive; point, tip, the best