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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:
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  • Notice that 漢 is made of several components: 氵 艹 口 夫
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  • Alternatively, look for a component in the list. 氵 艹 口 each have three strokes; 夫 has four strokes
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  • Don't worry about stroke order or number of strokes
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Grammar detail: verb stem + 切れない(きれない)

verb stem + 切れない(きれない) - unable to finish something
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verb stem
expresses the idea of being unable to complete or finish something, typically because it is too much, or there is too much of it etc.

There's so much there's no way I can eat it all by myself!
きれない is the negative potential form of
る, which is most commonly used to mean 'cut', but actually has many meanings, often related to cutting (through) something in a broader sense. One of the less common meanings is to finish or complete something, so きれない literally means 'cannot finish'.
In this construction する becomes しきれない, which is almost a set phrase meaning 'impossible to do', so it is not uncommon to see しきれない following a verb stem (instead of just きれない):
He can't run his own family, let alone a nation!
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Words used in this grammar

suffix, 'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to cut; to cut through; to perform (surgery)
2. to sever (connections, ties)  (see also: 縁を切る)
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Kanji used in this grammar

セツ   サイ   き to cut   きれる to break, to snap   
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リョウ   はか to measure   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ジン   ニン   ひと person   
ショク   ジキ    food   たべる to eat   く to eat   
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ヒ   かれ he   
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ジ   シ   みずか self   
ブン   ブ   フン   わける to divide, to distinguish   わかる to understand   わかれる to be divided   わかつ to share, distribute   
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カ   ケ   house   いえ    や    
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ゾク    tribe   
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シュ   と to take   
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コク   くに country   
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ジ   チ   おさめる to govern   おさまる to be at peace   なお to get better   なお to cure   
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