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Components used in the Jōyō kanji
Standard 214 radicals (and their variants)
All components and radicals
FLASHCARDS
1 stroke
1. one
Variants:
2. stick
3. dot
4. katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from
Variants: 丿
5. second
Variants:
5. second
Variants:
5. second
Variants:
6. hook
Variants: 𠄌
𠄌
6. hook
Variants:
2 strokes
4. whereupon
Variants: 丿
7. two
Variants:
8. lid
Note: see also (cover) and (roof)
9. man
Variants: 𠆢 𠂉
9. man
Variants: 𠆢 𠂉
𠆢
9. man
Variants: 𠂉
𠂉
9. man
Variants: 𠆢
10. legs
11. enter
12. eight
Variants:
12. katakana 'ha'; eight
Variants:
12. eight
Variants:
13. wide
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14. cover; covered
Note: see also (lid) and (roof)
15. ice
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15. ice
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16. table
Variants: 𠘨
𠘨
16. table
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17. open box
18. sword
Variants:
18. sword
Variants:
19. effort
20. wrap
21. spoon
Note: visually similar to (seven)
22. side open box
Variants:
23. side open box
Variants:
24. ten
Variants: 𠂇
𠂇
24. ten
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25. divining rod
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26. seal
Variants:
26. seal
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27. cliff
Variants:
27. cliff
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28. private
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29. again
Variants:
3 strokes
30. mouth
Note: visually similar to (box)
31. box; enclosure
Note: visually similar to (mouth)
32. ground; earth
Note: visually similar to (samurai)
33. samurai
Note: visually similar to (ground)
34. go
35. go slowly
Variants:
36. night
37. big
38. woman; female
39. child
Variants:
39. child
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40. roof
Note: see also (lid) and (cover)
41. inch
42. small
Variants:
42. small
Variants:
42. small
Variants:
43. lame
Variants:
44. corpse
45. sprout
Variants:
45. sprout
Variants:
46. mountain
47. river
48. work
49. self
50. turban
51. dry; drying frame
52. short thread
Variants:
52. short thread
Variants:
广
53. stony cliff
54. long stride
55. twenty
Variants:
56. shoot
Note: shoot as in 'shoot an arrow'
57. bow
58. snout (of a pig)
59. fur
60. step
61. heart
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64. hand
Variants:
85. water
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90. left side
Variants:
94. dog
Variants:
140. grass
Variants:
140. grass
Variants:
162. move
Variants:
163. group
Variants:
Note: appears on the right side of kanji; visually identical to (hill)
170. hill
Variants:
Note: appears on the left side of kanji; visually identical to (group)
4 strokes
43. lame
Variants:
61. heart
Variants:
61. heart
Variants:
62. spear; javelin
63. door
Variants:
63. door
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64. hand
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65. support
66. strike
Variants:
66. strike
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67. literature
68. Big Dipper
69. axe
70. way
71. not, nothing
Variants:
71. not, nothing
Variants:
72. sun; day
Variants:
73. it is said
74. month; moon
Variants:
74. month; moon
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75. tree
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75. katakana 'ho'; tree
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76. lack
Variants:
77. stop
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78. death
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79. lance shaft
80. mother
Variants:
80. mother
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81. compare
82. fur
83. family
84. steam
85. water
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86. fire
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86. fire
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87. claw
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87. claw
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87. claw
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88. father
89. divination
90. left side
Variants:
91. right side
93. cow
Variants:
93. cow
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94. dog
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113. show
Variants:
Note: very similar to (clothes)
122. net
Variants: 𠔿 𦉰
122. net
Variants: 𠔿 𦉰
122. net
Variants: 𠔿 𦉰
125. old
Variants:
130. body part
Variants:
Note: visually very similar to ⺝(month)
𧘇
145. clothes
Variants:
162. move
Variants:
5 strokes
15. ice
Variants:
78. death
Variants:
80. mother
Variants:
85. water
Variants:
92. tusk
95. mystery
96. jewel
98. tile
99. sweet
100. life
101. to use
Variants: 𠂡
102. rice field
Variants:
103. roll of cloth; bolt of cloth
Variants: 𤴓
103. roll of cloth
Variants: 𤴓
104. ill; illness
105. hairy legs
106. white
107. skin
108. dish
109. eye
110. halberd
111. arrow
112. stone
Note: visually similar to
113. show
Variants:
114. tracks
115. grain
116. hole
Note: visually similar to some variants of net, such as
117. stand
122. net
Variants: 𠔿 𦉰
Note: variants can be visually similar to (hole)
145. clothes
Variants: 𧘇
Note: very similar to (show)
6 strokes
97. melon
102. stony rice field
Variants:
118. bamboo
Variants: 𥫗
118. bamboo
Variants: 𥫗
119. rice
120. thread
Variants:
121. can
Variants: 𦈢
122. net
Variants: 𠔿 𦉰
123. sheep
Variants: 𦍌
𦍌
123. sheep
Variants:
123. sheep
Variants: 𦍌
124. feather
125. old
Variants:
126. rake
127. plow; plough
128. ear
129. brush
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130. meat
Variants:
132. self
133. reach
134. mortar
Variants: 𦥑
𦥑
134. mortar
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135. tongue
137. boat
138. good
Variants:
139. color
140. grass
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141. tiger
142. insect
Variants:
143. blood
144. to go
145. clothes
Variants: 𧘇
西
146. west
Variants:
146. west
Variants: 西
7 strokes
131. subject
Variants: 𦣞 𦣝
136. oppose
138. good
Variants:
142. insect
Variants:
146. west
Variants: 西
147. see
148. corner
149. say; word
Variants:
149. say
Variants:
150. valley
151. bean
152. pig
153. badger
154. shellfish
155. red
156. run
157. foot
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157. foot
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158. body
159. car
Variants:
160. spicy
161. dragon
162. move
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163. group
Variants:
164. sake flask
165. topped rice
166. village
168. long
Variants:
199. wheat
Variants:
8 strokes
167. gold
Variants:
168. long
Variants:
169. gate
170. hill
Variants:
171. slave
172. little bird
173. rain
Variants:
173. rain
Variants:
174. blue
Variants:
174. blue
Variants:
175. mistake
184. eat; food
Variants: 𩙿
210. equal
Variants:
9 strokes
176. mask
177. leather
179. leek
180. sound
181. page
182. wind
183. fly
184. eat; food
Variants: 𩙿
𩙿
184. eat; food
Variants:
185. neck
Variants: 𦣻
186. fragrance
10 strokes
178. tanned leather
187. horse
188. bone
189. expensive; high
Variants:
190. hair
191. fighting
193. tripod
194. ogre
11 strokes
195. fish
Variants: 𩵋
鹿
198. deer
199. wheat
Variants:
200. flax; flux
Note: sometimes used in mnemonics in sense of 'flux of time'
201. yellow
Variants:
203. black
Variants:
12 strokes
201. yellow
Variants:
202. millet
203. black
Variants:
13 strokes
206. three-legged stool
207. hand drum
14 strokes
209. nose
210. equal
Variants:
16 strokes
212. dragon
Variants:
17 strokes
214. flute
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