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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

 
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あの
ひと
いしゃ
医者
でありまた
だいがく
大学
せんせい
先生
ある
He is a doctor and a university professor.
Grammar and points of interest
Conjugations and inflections
Words
interjection (kandoushi)
say; well; errr ...
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noun
1. man; person
2. human being; mankind; people
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noun
(medical) doctor; physician  (see also: お医者さん; pol. お医者さん; sensitive)
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be; is  (see also: , であります; formal or literary copula)
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adverb, conjunction, prefix
again; and; also; still (doing something)  (often written with kana only)
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noun
1. post-secondary education institution, incl. university, college, etc.  (see also: 総合大学)
2. former central university of Kyoto (established under the ritsuryo system for the training of government administrators)  (see also: 大学寮, 国学; abbreviation)
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noun
1. teacher; master; doctor  (honorific)
suffix
2. with names of teachers, etc. as an honorific  (honorific)
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irregular 'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to be (usu. of inanimate objects); to exist; to live  (see also: 居る; often written with kana only)
2. to have  (often written with kana only)
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Kanji
ジン   ニン   ひと man   
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イ    doctor   
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シ   や arrow   
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ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
side open box
シャ   もの person, someone   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
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ロウ   old   おいる    ふける to grow old   
ガク   まな to learn   
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シ   ス   こ child   
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classroom
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small
cover; covered   
セン   さき ahead   
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whereupon by the ground
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katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from
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ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
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legs
セイ   ショウ    life   なま raw   いかす to enliven   いきる to live   いける to arrange flowers   うまれる to be born   う to give birth to   き pure, undiluted   お to grow, to sprout   はえる to grow, to sprout   はやす to grow, cultivate   
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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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