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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
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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

 
うれ
しい
つけ
かな
しい
つけ
あれ
おんがく
音楽

He listens to music both when he's happy and when he's sad.
Grammar and points of interest
Conjugations and inflections
Words
3
happy; glad; pleasant
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2
ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to attach; to join; to add; to append; to affix; to stick; to glue; to fasten; to sew on; to apply (ointment)
2. to furnish (a house with)
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sad; sorrowful
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noun
1. that (indicating something distant from both speaker and listener (in space, time or psychologically), or something understood without naming it directly)  (see also: 何れ, 此れ, 其れ; often written with kana only)
2. that person (used to refer to one's equals or inferiors)
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noun
music; musical movement
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'ku' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to hear
2. to listen (e.g. to music)  (usu. 聴く)
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Kanji
キ   うれしい happy   
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ジョ   ニョ   ニョウ   woman; female   おんな woman   め woman   
キ   よろこ to rejoice   
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ten beans
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ジュウ   ジッ   と    とお ten   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
stick   
トウ   ズ   まめ bean   
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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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grass   
ヒ   かなしい sad   かなしむ to be sad   
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ヒ   mistake
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シン   こころ heart   
ヒ   かれ he   
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step
ヒ   かわ skin, leather   
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cliff
また again   
オン   イン   sound   おと    ね    
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
リツ   リュウ   た to stand   たてる to build   
ガク   ラク    music   たのしい happy, pleasant   たのしむ to be happy   
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ハク   ビャク   しろ white   しろ    しら-    
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katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from
スイ   みず water   
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   
チョウ   き to listen   
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ジ   みみ ear   
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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