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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:
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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.
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Example details

 
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スミスさんとか
ひと
あなた
るす
留守
たず
ねてきました

A Mr Smith or someone came to see you during your absence.
Grammar and points of interest
Conjugations and inflections
Words and names
suffix
1. Mr.; Mrs.; Miss; Ms.; -san  (see also: ; after a person's name (or position, etc.); honorific; familiar language)
2. makes words more polite (usu. in fixed expressions)  (see also: ご苦労さん; usu. after a noun or na-adjective prefixed with お- or ご-; polite (teineigo) language)
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particle, conjunction
among other things; such things as; or something like that
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1. to say; to utter; to declare
2. to name; to call
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading, 1 meaning and 4 forms, examples and links)
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noun
1. man; person
2. human being; mankind; people
(click the word to view an additional 5 meanings and 2 forms, examples and links)
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1. you (referring to someone of equal or lower status)  (貴女 refers only to females and 貴男 refers only to males; often written with kana only; polite (teineigo) language)
2. dear (what a wife calls a husband)
(click the word to view an additional 3 forms, examples and links)
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1. absence; being away from home
2. house-sitting; house-sitter
(click the word to view an additional 1 meaning and 2 forms, examples and links)
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noun
space; room; time; pause
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
to visit; to call on; to pay a visit to
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Kanji
ゲン   ゴン   say; word   こと word, saying   い to say   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
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ル   リュウ   とめる to detain   とまる to stop   
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hare   う sign of the hare   
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katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from   
K
high-priced, lofty   
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side open box
seal
デン   た rice field   
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シュ   ス   まも to protect, guard   もり babysitting   
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スン   inch
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roof   
カン   ケン   あいだ interval, between   ま space, room   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
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モン   かど gate   
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ホウ   たずねる to visit   おとずれる to ask, to visit   
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ホウ   かた way, direction   
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More info on this sentence: Google Japan ⇗ Sentence translate
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Search results include information from a variety of sources, including Kanshudo (kanji mnemonics, kanji readings, kanji components, vocab and name frequency data, grammar points), JMdict (vocabulary), Tatoeba (examples), Enamdict (names), KanjiVG (kanji animations and stroke order), and Joy o' Kanji (kanji and radical synopses). Translations provided by Google's Neural Machine Translation engine. For more information see credits.
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