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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:
  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.
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The Kanshudo Component Builder can recognize any of the 416 components listed in the chart below the drawing area. Tips:
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  • 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
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Example details

 
だいがく
大学
たて
わかもの
若者
ふたり
2人
くわ
わった

Two young men fresh from college have joined us.
Grammar and points of interest
Conjugations and inflections
Words
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noun
1. post-secondary education institution, incl. university, college, etc.  (see also: 総合大学)
2. former central university of Kyoto (established under the ritsuryo system for the training of government administrators)  (see also: 大学寮, 国学; abbreviation)
(click the word to view an additional 1 meaning and 2 forms, examples and links)
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to leave; to exit; to go out; to come out; to get out  (opposite: 入る)
2. to leave (on a journey); to depart; to start out; to set out
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prefix
1. central; main; head; chief
suffix
2. just (done); freshly (baked); indicates activity only just occurred  (often written with kana only)
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young man; young woman; young people; youth; youngsters
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3 0
noun
two persons; two people; pair; couple
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to be added to; to be appended
2. to join in (e.g. a group of friends); to participate
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Kanji
ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ジン   ニン   ひと person   
ガク   まな to learn   
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シ   ス   こ child   
classroom
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small
cover; covered   
シュツ   スイ   だ to take out, to put out   で to go out, to exit   
ジャク   ニャク   わか young   もしくは or   
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ウ   ユウ   みぎ right   
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ten   じゅう    じつ    と    とう    
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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grass   
シャ   もの person, someone   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
ロウ   old   おいる    ふける to grow old   
カ   くわえる to add to   くわわる to join, to be added to   
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リョク   リキ   ちから effort; power   
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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