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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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えいご
英語
8つ
おも
ひんし
品詞
あります
めいし
名詞
どうし
動詞
けいようし
形容詞
ふくし
副詞
だいめいし
代名詞
ぜんちし
前置詞
せつぞくし
接続詞
そして
かんたん
感嘆
ことば

In English there are eight main parts of speech: noun, verb, adjective, adverb, pronoun, preposition, conjunction and finally interjection.
Grammar and points of interest
Conjugations and inflections
Words
English (language)
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1
numeric
eight
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chief; main; principal; important  (see also: )
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8
noun
part of speech  (linguistics terminology)
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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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1
noun
noun  (linguistics terminology)
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verb  (linguistics terminology)
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noun
adjective; i-adjective (in Japanese)  (linguistics terminology)
(click the word for examples and links)
2
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adverb  (linguistics terminology)
(click the word for examples and links)
2
7
noun
1. pronoun  (linguistics terminology)
2. synonym; classic example; pattern; byword; representative
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noun
preposition  (see also: 後置詞; linguistics terminology)
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noun
conjunction  (linguistics terminology)
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conjunction
and; and then; thus; and now  (often written with kana only)
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1
admiration; wonder; astonishment
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noun
1. language; dialect  (see also: 言語)
2. word; words; phrase; term; expression; remark  (see also: 単語)
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Kanji
This sentence contains too many kanji (26) to display components. Click a kanji's blue box and use the links to view components.
エイ    England; hero; flower   
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ゴ   かた to talk, relate   かたらう to talk together, chat   
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シュ   ス   master   ぬし landlord   おも main   
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ヒン    elegance   しな goods   
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シ    part of speech, words, poetry   
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メイ   ミョウ   な name   
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ドウ   うご to move, to stir   うごかす to shift, to move   
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ケイ   ギョウ   shape   かたち    かた    
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ヨウ    contents   
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フク    assistant   
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タイ   ダイ   かえる to replace, to exchange   かわる to be exchanged   よ the world   しろ substitute   
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ゼン   まえ before   
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チ   お to put   
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セツ   つ to join, contact, touch   
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ゾク   つづ to continue   つづける to carry on with   
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カン    feelings   
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タン   なげかわしい regrettable, deplorable   なげ to regret, grieve, lament   
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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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