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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
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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: さ

さ - turns an い adjective into a noun
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Replacing the
of an
い adjective
with
turns the adjective into a noun. The equivalent approach in English, where a suitable noun does not already exist, is often to add 'ness' to the English form of the adjective.
あか
い red
あか
さ redness
あたら
しい new
あたら
しさ newness
うつく
しい beautiful
うつく
しさ beauty
おいしい tastyおいしさ tastiness
おお
きい big
おお
きさ size
たの
しい enjoyable
たの
しさ enjoyment
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See also:
  • い and な adjectives

Words used in this grammar

2. Red (i.e. communist)
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new; novel; fresh; recent; latest; up-to-date; modern
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beautiful; lovely
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delicious; tasty; sweet  (often written with kana only)
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big; large; great; loud
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enjoyable; fun
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Kanji used in this grammar

セキ   シャク   あか    あか red   あからむ to turn red   あからめる to blush   
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シン   あたらしい    あら    にい- new   
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ビ   うつくしい beautiful   
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ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
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ガク   ラク    music   たのしい happy, pleasant   たのしむ to be happy   
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