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: からといって

からといって - just because; even though
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phrase X
phrase Y
Just because X, then phrase Y
It would typically be used in a situation where phrase Y describes something that might be unexpected given the context of X. For example:
Drinking only cold things just because it's hot is bad for you, you know.
だからといって means the same thing, but would be used to begin a sentence, where the prior sentence has provided the context. In other words:
sentence X
phrase Y
The いって comes from 言う, so it can be written 言って, but it is more commonly written in kana.
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Kanji used in this grammar

ゲン   ゴン   say; word   こと word, saying   い to say   
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ショ   あつ hot (weather)   
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レイ   つめたい cold   さめる to (become) cool   さます to (make) cool   ひ cold (sake, water)   ひえる to get chilly   ひやす to chill   ひやかす to banter   
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ショク   ジキ    food   たべる to eat   く to eat   
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タイ   テイ   からだ body   
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アク   オ   わる bad   
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