Kanshudo Component Builder
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By default the Component Builder shows the most common Joyo kanji components (ie, components which are themselves Joyo kanji, or which are used in at least 3 other Joyo kanji). Select an alternative set of components below.



For details of all components and their English names, see the Component collections.
Kanshudo Component Builder Help
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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

 
とくべつ
特別
あつか
いします
なるべく
みじか
してください
I'll make this a special case, but try to keep it short.
Grammar and points of interest
Conjugations and inflections
Words
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noun, noun (suffix), 'suru' verb
treatment; service
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as much as possible; wherever practicable  (often written with kana only)
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noun
rather short; somewhat short  (opposite: 長め)
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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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expression
1. please give me  (often written with kana only; honorific)
2. please do for me  (after te-form of a verb or a noun prefixed with o- or go-; often written with kana only; honorific)
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Kanji
トク    special   
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ギュウ   うし cow   
ジ   temple   てら Buddhist temple   
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スン   inch
ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
ベツ   separated   わかれる to be separated   
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wrap
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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トウ   かたな sword   
あつか to handle   あつか handling   
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シュ   て hand   
キュウ   およ to amount to, reach   およぼす to exert   およ and, as well as   
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three
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ジン   ニン   ひと person   
タン   みじか short   
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トウ   ズ   まめ bean   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
grass   
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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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
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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