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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.
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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にほんご
日本語
がいじん
外人
にとって
おぼ
にくい
It is hard for foreigners to learn Japanese.
Words and names
1. Japanese (language)  (see also: 国語)
noun
2. Japanese as a second language  (esp. as a school or university subject; this meaning is restricted to reading にほんご)
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noun
1. foreigner (esp. one of European ancestry); gaijin  (see also: 邦人; sensitive; this meaning is restricted to reading がいじん)
2. outsider  (orig. meaning; archaic)
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading and 2 forms, examples and links)
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expression
to; for; concerning; as far as ... is concerned; regarding  (see also: 取る; often written with kana only)
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noun
memory; sense; experience
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auxiliary adjective, 'i' adjective
difficult to ...; hard to ...  (see also: 為難い; after -masu stem of verb; often written with kana only)
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Kanji
ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
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ホン   book   もと origin   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
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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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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
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stick   
ゴ   かた to talk, relate   かたらう to talk together, chat   
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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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ゴ   いつ-    いつ five   
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ガイ   ゲ   そと outside   ほか other   はず to remove, mislead   はずれる to come off, to miss   
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セキ   ゆう night   
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katakana 'ta'
K
divining rod
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    
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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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