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Example: look up 漢
  • Notice that 漢 is made of several components: 氵 艹 口 夫
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  • Alternatively, look for a component in the list. 氵 艹 口 each have three strokes; 夫 has four strokes
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Example details

 
かお
あら
わないで
がっこう
学校
きました

I went to school without washing my face.
Grammar and points of interest
Conjugations and inflections
Words
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noun
1. face; visage
2. look; expression; countenance
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0 3
'u' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to wash
2. to investigate
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noun
school
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irregular godan verb 'iku/yuku', intransitive verb
1. to go; to move (in a direction or towards a specific location); to head (towards); to be transported (towards); to reach  (see also: 来る)
2. to proceed; to take place  (see also: 旨く行く; い sometimes omitted in auxiliary use)
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Kanji
ガン   かお face   
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ひこ boy (archaic)   
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standing on the cliff
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リツ   リュウ   た to stand   たてる to build   
cliff
fur, bristles, beard   
ページ page, leaf of a book   
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whereupon one
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katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from
イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
かい shellfish   
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katakana 'ha'; eight
ボク   モク   eye   ま-    め    
セン   あら to wash   
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スイ   みず water   
セン   さき ahead   
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whereupon by the ground
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ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
legs
ガク   まな to learn   
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シ   ス   こ child   
classroom
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small
cover; covered   
コウ    exam   
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コウ   mix; mixed   まぜる to mix, stir   まざる    まじる to be mixed together   まじえる to mix, intersperse   まじわる to intersect   か to take turns   かわす to exchange   
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ロク   むっ six   む    むい    む    
フ   ちち father   
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crossed swords
モク   ボク   き    こ- tree   
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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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ジン   ニン   ひと person   
stick   
コウ   ギョウ   アン   ゆ    い to go   おこな to take place   
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step
チョウ   テイ    a (city) block; counter for long/narrow things, blocks of tofu   
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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