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
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Grammar detail: 〜かもしれない

〜かもしれない - may be
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can be added to the end of any sentence in place of the verb, and means
may be, probably is, probably will
It is often used when describing future weather (since weather can't be predicted with absolute certainty). For example:
れかもしれない tomorrow may well be fine
In informal conversation, the しれない can be omitted, or replaced with しれん, especially when the user is implying that they are thinking through something on the spot, eg as in かもしれんなあ. In more polite conversation, the form かもしれません would be used.
Note: the しれない comes from 知る (to know), so かも知れない and かも知れません are also common.
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Kanji used in this grammar

メイ   ミョウ   あかり light   あかるい bright   あかるむ to brighten   あからむ to become luminous (at dawn)   あきらか obvious   あかす to lay bare   あ to open   あける to empty   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
セイ   はれる to clear up   はらす to dispel, to clear away   
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チ   し to know   
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モン   と question   と to ask   とん wholesale   
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ダイ    topic   
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ヨウ   さま Mr / Mrs   
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(kanji repetition symbol)   
ホウ   かた way, direction   
カイ   ゲ   と to untie, solve, resolve   とける to come undone, disappear   とかす to melt, dissolve   
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ケツ   きめる to decide   きまる to be decided   
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