Kanshudo Component Builder
×
Draw a component:
Type a component or its name:
 
Choose from a list:
Change component list
×
By default the Component Builder shows the most common Joyo kanji components (ie, components which are themselves Joyo kanji, or which are used in at least 3 other Joyo kanji). Select an alternative set of components below.



For details of all components and their English names, see the Component collections.
Kanshudo Component Builder Help
×
For detailed instructions, see the Component builder how to guide.
To find any kanji, first try to identify the components it is made up of. Once you have identified any component, search for it in any of three ways:
  1. Draw it in the drawing area
  2. Type the name in the text area
  3. Look for it in the list
Example: look up 漢
  • Notice that 漢 is made of several components: 氵 艹 口 夫
  • Draw any of these components (one at a time) in the drawing area, and select it when you see it
  • Alternatively, look for a component in the list. 氵 艹 口 each have three strokes; 夫 has four strokes
  • If you know the meanings of the components, type any of them in the text area: water (氵), grass (艹), mouth (口) or husband (夫)
  • Keep adding components until you can see your kanji in the list of matches that appears near the top.
Kanshudo Component Builder Drawing Help
×
The Kanshudo Component Builder can recognize any of the 416 components listed in the chart below the drawing area. Tips:
  • Draw a component in the center of the area, as large as you can
  • Try to draw the component as it appears in the kanji you're looking up
  • Don't worry about stroke order or number of strokes
  • Don't draw more than one component at a time
Not finding your component?
If you believe you've drawn your component correctly but the system is not recognizing it, please:
Let us know!

Most useful words for each reading of every Jōyō kanji

Kanji Usefulness Level 5 601-700 Vocab

This collection contains 148 words.
QUICK STUDY
FLASHCARDS
WORD SEARCH
DOWNLOAD
0
eradication; extermination; destruction; suppression
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
0
noun
mountain mass
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
0
noun
1. lump; mass; bundle; clump; clod; cluster
2. group; crowd
(click the word to view an additional 1 meaning and 3 forms, examples and links)
TEST
2
ichidan verb, transitive verb
to strangle; to constrict
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
0
strangulation; strangling
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
2
'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to wring (towel, rag); to squeeze  (esp. 絞る)
2. to squeeze (fruit to extract juice); to press; to extract; to milk; to express milk  (esp. 搾る)
(click the word to view an additional 10 meanings and 2 forms, examples and links)
TEST
0
performance; fulfillment; fulfilment; discharge; implementation
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
0
'ku' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to put on (or wear) lower-body clothing (i.e. pants, skirt, etc.); to put on (or wear) footwear  (usu 履く or 穿く)
2. to affix a sword to one's hip  (usu. 佩く or 帯く)
(click the word to view an additional 1 meaning and 5 forms, examples and links)
TEST
1
noun
seedling
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
2
noun
1. tuber; taro; potato
2. yokel; bumpkin  (derogatory)
(click the word to view an additional 3 forms, examples and links)
TEST
3
jest; joke; funny story  (see also: 笑談; じょうだん is sometimes written 笑談)
(click the word to view an additional 4 forms, examples and links)
TEST
0
intoxication
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
3
'su' godan verb, transitive verb
to encourage; to cheer; to raise (the voice)
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
0
encouragement; promotion; inducement; incitement; stimulation
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
1
apology
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
1
noun
1. monkey (esp. the Japanese macaque, Macaca fuscata); ape; non-human primate  (see also: ニホンザル; often written with kana only)
2. sly person  (derogatory)
(click the word to view an additional 4 meanings and 3 forms, examples and links)
TEST
0
noun
wild monkey
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
2
noun
kudzu starch gruel
(click the word to view an additional 1 form, examples and links)
TEST
noun
umbrella; parasol
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
1
noun
affiliated with; under jurisdiction of; under the umbrella
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
2
noun
sunshade; parasol
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
0 2
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
to be inferior to; to be less good at; to fall behind
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
0
mean; foul play; cowardly; base
(click the word to view an additional 2 forms, examples and links)
TEST
0
withdrawal; retraction; revocation; repeal
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
1
hit; strike; blow
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
2
'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
to strike; to hit; to beat; to punch
(click the word to view an additional 3 forms, examples and links)
TEST
0
contradiction; inconsistency
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
1
noun
shield; buckler; escutcheon; pretext
(click the word to view an additional 1 form, examples and links)
TEST
4 3
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
to become weak; to decline; to wear; to abate; to decay; to wither; to waste away
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
0
decline; degeneration; decay; waning; ebbing
(click the word to view an additional 1 form, examples and links)
TEST
1
noun
1. waterfall
2. rapids  (archaic)
(click the word to view an additional 2 forms, examples and links)
TEST
0
solace; relaxation
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
4
ichidan verb, transitive verb
to comfort; to console; to amuse
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
0
noun
1. snake  (じゃ is more associated with serpent and large snakes)
2. serpent; large snake
(click the word to view an additional 3 readings and 2 forms, examples and links)
TEST
0
noun
1. bull's-eye (pattern); double ring (pattern)
2. umbrella with bull's-eye pattern  (see also: 蛇の目傘; abbreviation)
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
0
meandering; crawling
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
0
fastidiousness; love of cleanliness
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
2
noun
1. habit (often a bad habit, i.e. vice); tendency
2. peculiarity; idiosyncrasy; mannerism
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading and 1 meaning, examples and links)
TEST
0
noun
way of saying; favorite phrase; favourite phrase
(click the word to view an additional 1 form, examples and links)
TEST
2
'mu' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to be wet; to be moist
2. to get dim; to become blurred; to get cloudy; to get muddy; to be bleared
(click the word to view an additional 1 meaning, examples and links)
TEST
0
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
0 3
noun
1. moisture; damp; wetness
2. richness; warmth; gain; profit
(click the word to view an additional 1 meaning, examples and links)
TEST
2
noun
1. bowl; pot; basin
2. flowerpot
(click the word to view an additional 1 meaning, examples and links)
TEST
3
noun
flowerpot; plant pot
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
0
noun
play; sport; fun; caprice; joke; jest; flirtation
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
0
play; drama
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
0
stomach; gastrointestine
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
0
noun
prejudice; narrow view; bias
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
3
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
to be one-sided; to incline; to be partial; to be prejudiced; to lean; to be biased; to be biassed
(click the word to view an additional 2 forms, examples and links)
TEST
0
focus; nidus; lesion  (medicine, etc. term)
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
1 0
noun
1. nest; rookery; breeding place; hive
2. den
(click the word to view an additional 2 meanings and 2 forms, examples and links)
TEST
0
party; banquet
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
3
noun
atomic reactor; nuclear reactor
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
2
noun
1. ridge (of roof)  (often むな as a prefix)
2. back of a sword  (see also: 刀背)
(click the word to view an additional 1 meaning, examples and links)
TEST
0
noun
raising the ridgepole
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
0
noun
ridgepole; ridge beam
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
2 1
noun
cave; den; grotto
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
0
noun
1. cave; hollow; cavity
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
0
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
5
noun
His Majesty the Emperor
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
1
pronoun, noun (suffix)
your Majesty; his Majesty; her Majesty  (honorific)
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
3
noun
porcelain; china; chinaware; ceramics; pottery
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
4
1. manly; sportsmanlike; gracious; gallant; resolute; brave
2. pure (heart, actions, etc.); upright; blameless
(click the word to view an additional 1 meaning and 3 forms, examples and links)
TEST
0
1. clean; hygienic; sanitary
2. pure; virtuous; immaculate
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
0
innocence (i.e. not guilty); purity; uprightness
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
2
noun
membrane; film
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
3
meagre; meager; scarce; limited; destitute; hard up; lacking; scanty; poor
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading, examples and links)
TEST
2 0
noun
scandal; deplorable event
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
3
noun
great-grandfather; great-granddad; great-grandad
(click the word to view an additional 3 readings and 1 form, examples and links)
TEST
0 2
unprecedented; unheard of
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading and 1 form, examples and links)
TEST
0
pavement; road surface
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
1
noun
shop; store
(click the word to view an additional 2 forms, examples and links)
TEST
0
lottery; raffle; drawing (of lots)
(click the word to view an additional 3 forms, examples and links)
TEST
0
gambling
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
2
ichidan verb, transitive verb
to wager; to bet; to risk; to stake; to gamble
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
0
all together; batch; one lump; one bundle; summing up
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
1
parentheses; brackets  (often written with kana only)
(click the word to view an additional 2 forms, examples and links)
TEST
0
noun
victim; sacrifice; scapegoat
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
1
crude; rough; plain; humble; shabby  (see also: お粗末)
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
0
coarse; rough
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
3 0
1. lowborn; humble; lowly
2. vulgar; coarse; crude; mean; base; vile
(click the word to view an additional 2 meanings and 2 forms, examples and links)
TEST
0
'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to stick; to paste; to affix  (esp. 貼る)
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb, transitive verb
2. to stretch; to spread; to strain; to tighten; to put up (tent)
(click the word to view an additional 7 meanings and 2 forms, examples and links)
TEST
1 0
pasting; sticking; attaching; affixing; appending
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading, examples and links)
TEST
1
taking captive; carrying away; kidnapping; kidnaping; abduction
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
0
noun
sailing ship; sailing boat; sailing vessel
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading, examples and links)
TEST
1
noun
sail
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
0 2
noun
illustration (e.g. book); picture
(click the word to view an additional 3 forms, examples and links)
TEST
0
insertion; incorporation; infixing
(click the word to view an additional 1 form, examples and links)
TEST
3
noun
cutting; planting
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
3
'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to turn over; to turn around  (see also: 身を翻す)
2. to change (one's mind); to reverse (one's decision); to take back (one's words)
(click the word to view an additional 1 meaning and 2 forms, examples and links)
TEST
0
noun
sheep (Ovis aries)
(click the word to view an additional 2 forms, examples and links)
TEST
0
wool
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
1
noun, noun (suffix)
1. pillow; bolster
2. introduction (e.g. to a rakugo story); lead-in
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
0
1. optical illusion; hallucination
2. misapprehension; delusion
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
0
humble; humility; modesty; being humble
(click the word to view an additional 1 form, examples and links)
TEST
2
noun
calculation with abacus
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading and 2 forms, examples and links)
TEST
0
noun
pearl
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
4 3
ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to store; to lay in stock
2. to have a beard; to grow a beard
(click the word to view an additional 2 forms, examples and links)
TEST
0
accumulation; accumulate; store
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
0
1. reclamation (e.g. wasteland); cultivation; development; opening up (e.g. new market)
2. pioneering; pathfinding; trail-blazing
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
0
drum
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
1
noun
hand drum
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
0
pure; true; genuine; unmixed
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
0
1. chic; smart; stylish; tasteful; refined; sophisticated; worldly  (いき is also written as 意気; opposite: 野暮)
2. considerate; understanding; sympathetic
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading and 1 meaning, examples and links)
TEST
1
noun
captain (Army, U.S. Marine Corps, USAF); lieutenant (Navy); flight lieutenant (RAF, RAAF, RNZAF, etc.)  (pron. だいい in ref. to the old Japanese navy)
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading, examples and links)
TEST
3
(Japanese) empress; queen
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
1
noun
clay
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading, examples and links)
TEST
2
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to be sticky; to be adhesive
2. to persevere; to persist; to stick to; to hold out; to linger
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
0
going slowly
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
0
enjoyment; pleasure
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
0 1
1. proficient; skillful  (see also: 堪能; this meaning is restricted to form 堪能)
2. patience; perseverance; fortitude  (orig. meaning; Buddhist term)
(click the word to view an additional 1 form, examples and links)
TEST
0
noun
1. cap (esp. a traditional cap worn with sokutai or ikan clothing); crown; diadem; coronet  (see also: 衣冠, 束帯)
2. top kanji radical  (this meaning is restricted to reading かんむり)
(click the word to view an additional 3 readings and 2 meanings, examples and links)
TEST
0
1. crown; diadem
2. bottle cap
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
1
pleasant; happy
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
1
noun
urine  (しい,しし, and しと are primarily children's words)
(click the word to view an additional 7 readings, examples and links)
TEST
3
noun
jaw joint; temporomandibular joint; TMJ  (anatomical term)
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
2
chin; jaw  (often written with kana only)
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading and 7 forms, examples and links)
TEST
0 2
'u' godan verb, transitive verb
to swear; to vow; to take an oath; to pledge
(click the word to view an additional 2 forms, examples and links)
TEST
2
noun
1. sorrow; grief; anguish; distress
2. trouble; affliction; anxiety; fear; misgivings
(click the word to view an additional 3 forms, examples and links)
TEST
0
depression; melancholy; dejection; gloom
(click the word to view an additional 7 forms, examples and links)
TEST
0
noun
register of names; list of names; roll; register
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
2
noun
1. food; provisions
2. nourishment; source of encouragement  (this meaning is restricted to reading かて)
(click the word to view an additional 2 readings and 1 form, examples and links)
TEST
2
noun
food (esp. staple food such as rice or wheat); provisions; rations; food supply
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
0
noun
(army) provisions; food
(click the word to view an additional 2 forms, examples and links)
TEST
0
1. aerial; overhead
2. fiction; fictitious; imaginary; fanciful
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
0
germination; sprouting; budding
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
1
noun
sprout
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
0
noun, noun (suffix)
1. axis; shaft; axle
noun
2. center; centre; focal point; key point
(click the word to view an additional 2 meanings, examples and links)
TEST
0
severe; stern
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
1
noun
apron of a gun; cover for the touch-hole on a cannon or matchlock  (see also: 火蓋を切る)
(click the word to view an additional 1 form, examples and links)
TEST
2
noun
skull; cranium
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading and 1 form, examples and links)
TEST
1
noun
cover; lid; cap  (often written with kana only)
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading and 2 forms, examples and links)
TEST
0
noun
1. tray
2. family; household
(click the word to view an additional 1 meaning, examples and links)
TEST
0
atrocious; fiendish; brutal; villainous
(click the word to view an additional 1 form, examples and links)
TEST
1
noun
queen
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
1
masses; common people
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
0
noun
(trouser) cuff; (skirt) hem; shirttail; cut edge of a hairdo; fringe; foot of mountain
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
0
common; commonplace; ordinary; mediocre
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
0
noun
desert
(click the word to view an additional 2 forms, examples and links)
TEST
3
1. poor-quality; shoddy; crude  (often written with kana only)
2. unskillful; inexpert; maladroit; inept; foolish; clumsy  (see also: 不味い)
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading and 1 meaning, examples and links)
TEST
0 1
noun
tact; skill; workmanship
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
0
hasty; rough and ready
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
0
established practice; custom
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
0
noun
1. Christian Era; CE; anno domini; AD
2. Western (Gregorian) calendar
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
3 0
noun, suffix
calendar; almanac  (see also: カレンダー; れき when a suffix)
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading, examples and links)
TEST
0 3
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
to swell (from inflammation); to become swollen
(click the word to view an additional 2 forms, examples and links)
TEST
0
noun
tumor; tumour; neoplasm; neoplasia  (medicine, etc. term)
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
3
noun, noun (suffix)
ridge; (mountain) pass; difficult part
(click the word for examples and links)
TEST
×