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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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かれ
じだい
時代
なが
おく
れない
ようしている
He is trying to keep up with the current of the times.
Grammar and points of interest
Conjugations and inflections
Words and names
pronoun
1. he; him
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noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi), noun
1. period; epoch; era; age
2. the times; those days
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noun
1. stream; current; flow
2. course of events
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
to be late; to be delayed; to fall behind schedule; to be overdue  (see also: 遅刻)
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noun
1. yang (i.e. the positive)  (opposite: )
2. the open (i.e. a visible place)  (see also: 陽に)
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suru verb - irregular
1. to do  (often written with kana only)
2. to cause to become; to make (into); to turn (into)  (often written with kana only)
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Kanji
ヒ   かれ he   
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step
ヒ   かわ skin, leather   
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stick   
cliff
また again   
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ジ   とき time, occasion   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
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ジ   temple   てら Buddhist temple   
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スン   inch
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ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
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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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shoot
ジン   ニン   ひと man   
ル   リュウ   ながれる to flow   なが to pour out, to flush    
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スイ   みず water   
private lidded river
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private lidded
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ム   private
lid
セン   かわ river   
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katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from   
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チ   おそ late   おくれる to be late   おくらす to make late   
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ヨウ   ひつじ sheep   
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corpse
move
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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