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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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Example details

 
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ちきゅうじょう
地球上
さいだい
最大
どうぶつ
動物
きょだい
巨大
シロナガスクジラ
The largest animal on Earth is the gigantic blue whale.
Conjugations and inflections
Words and names
on the earth
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biggest; greatest; largest; maximum  (opposite: 最小)
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noun
animal
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huge; gigantic; enormous
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white; innocence; innocent person; blank space; white go stone; white dragon tile; skewered grilled pig intestine
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noun
fin whale; finback (whale); razorback whale (Balaenoptera physalus)  (often written with kana only)
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Kanji
チ   ジ    ground   
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ヤ   to be
ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
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キュウ   たま ball   
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オウ    king   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
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キュウ   もとめる to request, want, demand   
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スイ   みず water   
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ジョウ   ショウ   うえ above   うわ- above   あげる to raise   あがる to rise   かみ first half, upper part   のぼ to climb   のぼせる to bring up, to raise   のぼ to bring up   
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サイ   もっと most   
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シュ   と to take   
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ジ   みみ ear   
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また again   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
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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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ドウ   うご to move, to stir   うごかす to shift, to move   
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ジュウ   チョウ   おも heavy   かさなる to be piled up   かさねる to pile up   え -fold, -ply   
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リョク   リキ   ちから effort; power   
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ブツ   モツ   もの thing   
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モチ   not
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pig
ギュウ   うし cow   
キョ    huge   
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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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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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