Kanshudo Component Builder
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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
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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
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Example details

 
これら2つ
ぶんし
分子
こと
なった
スピード
うご
いている
こと
しめ
だけ
ふじゅうぶん
不十分
である
It is not enough to show that these two particles are moving at different speed.
Grammar and points of interest
Conjugations and inflections
Words
2
these  (often written with kana only)
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3
numeric
two
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1
1. numerator
2. molecule
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3
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
to differ; to vary; to disagree
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0
noun
speed
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2
'ku' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to move; to stir; to shift; to shake; to swing
2. to operate; to run; to go; to work
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2
noun
1. thing; matter  (often written with kana only)
2. incident; occurrence; event; something serious; trouble; crisis  (often written with kana only)
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2
'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to (take out and) show; to demonstrate; to tell; to exemplify; to make apparent
2. to point out (finger, clock hand, needle, etc.)
(click the word to view an additional 1 meaning, examples and links)
particle
1. only; just; merely; simply; no more than; nothing but; alone  (see also: しか; often written with kana only)
2. as (e.g. as soon as, as much as)  (often written with kana only)
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2
insufficient; inadequate; imperfect; shortage
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3
be; is  (see also: , であります; formal or literary copula)
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Kanji
ブン   ブ   フン   わける to divide, to distinguish   わかる to understand   わかれる to be divided   わかつ to share, distribute   
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トウ   かたな sword   
katakana 'ha'; eight
シ   ス   こ child   
イ   こと different   
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キョウ   とも together   
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grass   
イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
デン   た rice field   
ドウ   うご to move, to stir   うごかす to shift, to move   
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ジュウ   チョウ   おも heavy   かさなる to be piled up   かさねる to pile up   え -fold, -ply   
リョク   リキ   ちから effort; power   
ジ   シ   しめ to show   
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ニ   ふた    ふた two   
ショウ   こ-    お-    ちいさい small   
フ   ブ    not   
ジュウ   ジッ   と    とお ten   
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stick   
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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