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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

 
わたし
たち
れいぎ
礼儀
ただ
しさ
という
いしき
意識
して
きのう
機能
しない
ということ
おぼ
えておく
べきです
We should remember that politeness doesn't function at the conscious level.
Grammar and points of interest
Conjugations and inflections
Words
3
we; us
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3
noun
manners; courtesy; etiquette
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3
1. right; correct
2. proper; righteous; just; honest; truthful; lawful
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expression
1. called; named  (often written with kana only)
2. as many as; as much as  (after a quantity; often written with kana only)
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1
1. consciousness
2. awareness; sense
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1
function; facility; faculty; feature
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2
noun
1. thing; matter  (often written with kana only)
2. incident; occurrence; event; something serious; trouble; crisis  (often written with kana only)
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3
ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to memorize; to memorise; to commit to memory; to learn by heart; to bear in mind; to remember
2. to learn; to pick up; to acquire  (this meaning is restricted to form 覚える)
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1
auxiliary
1. should; must; that one ought to; to be done  (suf. to verbs; often written with kana only)
2. -able  (passive ending; often written with kana only)
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Kanji
シ   わたくし    わたし I, myself   
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ム   private
grain
ライ   レイ    thanks, salutation   
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ジ   シ   しめ to show   
second   おつ    
ギ    ceremony   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
ギ    honour   
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ガ   I; myself   われ    わが-    
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spear; javelin
hand
ヨウ   ひつじ sheep   
セイ   ショウ   ただしい correct   ただ to correct   まさ precise, exact   
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シ   とめる to stop   とまる to stop   
イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
イ    idea   
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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   
シン   こころ heart   
シキ    knowledge, discrimination   
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ゲン   ゴン   say; word   こと word, saying   い to say   
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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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potter's clay   
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キ    machine   はた loom   
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キ   いく- how many, how much   
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protection   
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ジン   ニン   ひと person   
short, tiny   
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シ   いと thread   
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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stick   
ノウ    ability   
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さじ spoon   
private month
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ガツ   ゲツ   つき month; moon   
カク   おぼえる to remember   さめる to awake   さます to rouse, awaken   
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ケン   み to see   みえる to be seen; to appear   みせる to show   
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ボク   モク   eye   ま-    め    
legs
classroom
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small
cover; covered   
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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