Kanshudo Component Builder
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By default the Component Builder shows the most common Joyo kanji components (ie, components which are themselves Joyo kanji, or which are used in at least 3 other Joyo kanji). Select an alternative set of components below.

For details of all components and their English names, see the Component collections.
Kanshudo Component Builder Help
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
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
Not finding your component?
If you believe you've drawn your component correctly but the system is not recognizing it, please:
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Grammar detail: いい, よい and 良い

いい, よい and 良い - forms of good
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いい is a special case of an い adjective. When inflected, the first い is typically replaced by よ. When written with kanji, the first syllable is sometimes read as い, and sometimes read as よ.
いい can also be appended to nouns to create a special class of adjectives that are inflected in the same way as いい. There are about 90 or so of these in Japanese. Some common examples include かっこういい, 品のいい, 気持ちいい, 運のいい.
For many of these unusual adjectives, various forms exist: sometimes the いい is represented in kana, and sometimes in kanji; sometimes の is placed between the word and the いい part and sometimes not; sometimes が is placed there and sometimes not. So for example, 質がいい might be seen in any of the following forms: 質が良い, 質がよい, 質のいい, 質の良い, 質のよい.
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Kanji used in this grammar

ヒン    elegance   しな goods   
キ   ケ    spirit   
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ジ   も to hold, to have   
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ウン   carry; luck   はこ to carry   
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シツ   シチ   チ    quality; substance   
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リョウ   よ good   
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