Kanshudo Component Builder
×
Draw a component:
Type a component or its name:
 
Choose from a list:
Change component list
×
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:
Let us know!
Components

Grammar detail: particle が

particle が - archaic possessive
Tweet
My current mastery of this grammar point:
LOG IN to view grammar mastery data
In classical Japanese, the particle が was used instead of the modern の.
くめ
ちち
ふで
はこびすこし
くる
いだされなかった

Okume detected not even the slightest bit of sloppiness in her father’s brushstrokes.
This is from the famous novel
よあけまえ
夜明け前
(Before the Dawn) by
しまざき
島崎
とうそん
藤村
(1872–1943).
Here we see
ちち
ふで
(father's brush). In modern Japanese, this would be
ちち
ふで
. Notice how the contemporary possessive の was already in use - it's used in the same sentence:
ちち
ふで
のはこび (progress of [her] father's brush). Modern Japanese would simply repeat the の, arguably leading to a slightly less nuanced presentation.
This use of が can still be found in such words as
(my; our), which is commonly seen in words such as [我が国(わがくに) (my/our country = Japan) and
わがや
我が家
(my/our home) today.
くに
しょうしゃ
商社
せかい
世界
またにかけて
しょうばい
商売
する
Our trading companies do business all over the world.
いかに
そまつ
粗末
であろう
まさ
ところ
ない
Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home.
LOG IN to view flashcard data

Kanji used in this grammar

ヤ   よる    よ night   
Please LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
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   
Please LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
ゼン   まえ before   
Please LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
トウ   しま island   
Please LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
さき headland, promontory   
Please LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
トウ   ふじ wisteria   
Please LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
ソン   むら village   
Please LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
フ   ちち father   
Please LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
ヒツ   ふで writing brush   
Please LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
ガ   I; myself   われ    わが-    
Please LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
コク   くに country   
Please LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
カ   ケ   house   いえ    や    
Please LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
くめ used in proper names (kokuji)   
ボク   モク   eye   ま-    め    
キョウ   mad   くる to go mad   くるおしい to be nearly mad (with worry / grief)   
Please LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
ケン   み to see   みえる to be seen; to appear   みせる to show   
Please LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
ショウ   trader   あきな to trade, deal in   
Please LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
シャ    company   やしろ Shinto shrine   
Please LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
セ   セイ   よ the world   
カイ    world   
Please LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
バイ   う to sell   うれる to be selling; be in demand   
Please LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
ソ   あら coarse, rough   
Please LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
マツ   バツ   すえ end   
ショウ   か to win   まさ to be better than   
Please LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
ショ   ところ place   
Please LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
Problem with this grammar? Question or comment? Please CONTACT US.
×