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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
みっか
3日
つまり
ろくがつ
6月
とうか
10日
しゅっぱつ
出発
します

They are leaving in three days, that is to say June 10th.
Grammar and points of interest
Conjugations and inflections
Words
they (usually male); them
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3
noun
1. the third day of the month
2. three days
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1
suffix
after  (see also: 午後)
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3
5
1. that is to say; that is; in other words; I mean  (often written with kana only)
2. in short; in brief; to sum up; ultimately; in the end; in the long run; when all is said and done; what it all comes down to; when you get right down to it; basically  (often written with kana only)
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3
1
adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi)
June
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3
noun
1. the tenth day of the month
2. ten days
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3
departure
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3
1
Kanji
ヒ   かれ he   
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3
step
ヒ   かわ skin, leather   
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4
stick   
cliff
また again   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
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ゴ   コウ   のち    あと afterwards   うし behind   おくれる be late   
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1
short, tiny   
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シ   いと thread   
4
go
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ガツ   ゲツ   つき month; moon   
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シュツ   スイ   だ to take out, to put out   で to go out, to exit   
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ハツ   ホツ    emission, discharge   
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2
hairy legs
ニ   ふた    ふた two   
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legs
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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